Black History in Periodicals
February 11, 2011
Picking up the Fall 2009 issue of American Legacy: the Magazine of African-American History and Culture, I found several articles of particular interest. From recent history, "Muhammad Ali’s Louisville" -- to "Journal on Jars," an article researching the history of an enslaved man’s ability to write poetry on the clay jars he made for his master, this magazine truly broadened my horizons.
Have you heard of Clementine Hunter? She went from picking 200 pounds of cotton a day to "marking pictures." At age 60, Clementine asked if she could keep some paints she had found. Her paintings now sell for up to $20,000 and are in permanent collections across the country. I, for one, am very appreciative of the periodical collection here at the Midwest Genealogy Center. We keep all back issues, so whether you are looking for historical articles or records for your genealogical research, look through our periodical collection. I guarantee you will find something interesting!
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