Posts Tagged ‘black history’

Black History for a New Day

By Phil Haslanger   Over the course of three evenings in Justified Anger’s “Black History for a New Day,” I ventured into the west African coast prior to the beginnings of the slave trade. Then the Portuguese launched what would become a huge – and immoral – enterprise in collusion with African rulers.   I…

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Five generations enrich Madison

Five generations enrich Madison By Phil Haslanger   It’s a family whose life in Madison stretches across five generations, across almost a century. It’s a family whose work has touched health care and business, education and public safety, church and culture. It’s a family whose matriarch came to Madison and did domestic work and who…

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Black History for a New Day

By Phil Haslanger They came from many different segments of the Madison area, from different generations, from different geographic places, most of them white, all of them interested in rooting themselves in a view of history that could help explain the present and change the future. About 150 people gathered each week during the Spring…

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