by Angela P. Dodson
“Celebrate Diversity Month” was proposed in 2004, when two diversity companies, ProGroup, Inc. and Diversity Best Practices, created a proclamation for the observance. It is now widely observed in April.
Among books offered by Black Classic Press through diversebooks.net is William Cooper Nell: Selected Writings 1832-1874 ($40.50/List price: $45). According to BCP, it is the first document of the life and works of the 19th century African American abolitionist and historian. It includes many of his articles for the historic publications "The Liberator,. "The National Anti-Slavery Standard," and "The North Star," as well as correspondence with such noted abolitionists as Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, Amy Kirby Post and Charles Sumner. Read more
Annette Gordon-Reed, a MacArthur Foundation 2010 Fellow, discusses her research for The Hemings of Monticello, which detailed the life of Sally Hemings and her connections to Thomas Jefferson. She also talks about the sequel she is planning that will follow .white. and .black. branches of Hemings.s descendants.
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