Win a copy of "Fela: Kalakuta Notes"
The raffle will run through August 31st. Drawing on September 1st.
“John Collins has given us a vibrant and multifaceted portrait of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, told by Collins himself along with many others who knew and worked with Fela. This is a wonderful addition to the literature on Fela that reveals the complexity of the man and his role as a giant of modern African music, told by someone who was on the scene with Fela in the 1970s and who knew just the right angles to pursue.”
—Michael E. Veal, author of Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon
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#tbt: Young Union “Soldiers”
Today’s Throwback Thursday images are from the book Heroes for all Time: Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Tell Their Stories. These photographs depict two rather young Union “soldiers”. The name of boy on the left has been lost to history. He was most likely a former slave who sought shelter with Union soldiers. Many such…...
The Life of Janet Collins
Janet Collins (1917–2003) was a renowned dancer, painter, and was the first African-American soloist ballerina to appear on the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. It took her 30 years of resolve, facing the blatant racism that existed in the dance community (as it did elsewhere in the United States), to achieve the status of Prima…...