ANITA REYNOLDS-HOWARD BECOMES FIRST BLACK DA IN MACON JUDICIAL DISTRICT

ANITA REYNOLDS-HOWARD BECOMES FIRST BLACK DA IN MACON JUDICIAL DISTRICT  

Anita Reynolds Howard makes history as first black DA in Macon Judicial District

The Macon Judicial Circuit covers Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties. By Patrick Davis The Central Georgian-Rural Progressive The Macon Judicial Circuit covers three counties, Bibb, Crawford and Peach and for the first time ever, the District Attorney will be an African-American. In a spirited two-way race between newcomer Anita Reynolds-Howard and incumbent David Cooke, Howard...

Macon-Bibb’s Tubman Museum Celebrates Black Music Month

On Friday, June 19th the Tubman Museum is partnering with the Macon Centreplex to present a Drive-in Screening of the film Dreamgirls to celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month 2020.  The screening will take place in the parking lot in front of the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center.  The Edgar H. Wilson Center is located...

Unearthing the True Toll of the Tulsa Race Massacre

With the 99th anniversary at hand, a community works with archaeologists to answer longstanding questions about a brutal tragedy. BY MEGAN GANNON Sapiens Just north of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, Greenwood once had one of the most successful African American commercial districts in the country. By 1921, it was home to numerous black-owned businesses—beauty shops, grocery...

Thurgood Marshall: First African-American to serve on U.S. Supreme Court

(History.com) Thurgood Marshall — perhaps best known as the first African-American Supreme Court justice — played an instrumental role in promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement. As a practicing attorney, Marshall argued a record-breaking 32 cases before the Supreme Court, winning 29 of them. In fact, Marshall represented and won more cases before...