Who Was Annie Malone?

April 30, 2018 Staff 0
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Near the front entrance of Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip is the grave of Annie Turnbo Malone. In life, she was the daughter of former slaves and a high school […]

Was the First Lady of the Confederacy Black?

February 11, 2018 Staff 0
By Frederick H. Lowe Jefferson Davis, president of Confederate States of America, was married during the Civil War to Varina Howell Davis, a mulatto or black woman. Several historians who have studied her and her […]

Tearing Down the House That Ebony Built

November 20, 2017 Staff 0
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The bright test kitchen on the fourth floor where actress Diahann Carroll helped herself to a tasty batch of fried chicken was a big hit back in the day. So […]
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