FE-BROO-AIR-EE is Black History Month

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

I always get a lift in spirits when February comes around because it’s Black History Month. I enjoy the special programming and the unabashed celebration of the history of African people in the Americas.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson was the honored ancestor who. launched Negro History Week in 1926. Woodson chose the second week of February because it falls between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This observance evolved into Black History Month in 1976. Known for writing the contributions of black Americans into the national spotlight, Woodson received a Ph.D at Harvard University;  founded the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History in 1915;  founded the Journal of Negro History in 1916 and is the author of the book, “The Miseducation of the Negro“, published in 1933.
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY
Read, re-read or introduce a friend to my three historical novels:

Breena Clarke's books

Breena Clarke’s books

LINK HERE TO see AMAZON’S SPECIAL DEALS  on select African American Historical fiction including
ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE
and
STAND THE STORM : http://amzn.to/1Drumxm
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ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE imagines a community that many, even today, would think improbable if not impossible. Dossie is rescued from slavery by Duncan Smoot, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, who gives her refuge in just such an improbable, but possible place, the town of Russell’s Knob, New Jersey.
” . . . the novel swiftly goes from idyllic to horrific but told throughout in language that gives us the verbal music of the period and the soulful reality of this little community of outliers. “Angels Make Their Hope Here” – this tribute to old Jersey is well worth your time.”
            Alan Cheuse, NPR – listen to the full review http://n.pr/UogWl0 
                                             ALL THINGS CONSIDERED on NPR
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STAND THE STORM is set in Civil War era Washington  D.C. and it illumines the lives of a self-emancipated tailor, his indomitable mother, his wife and children.
“An evocative,historically rich book that brings the turbulent Civil war period alive”
             TIME Magazine
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RIVER, CROSS MY HEART is the story of a young girl’s life in the African American community of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood in the early 20th century.
“A genuine masterpiece . .  Full of grace and beauty and profound insights . . .”
            Michael Sheldon, Baltimore Sun

 

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Seasons greetings 2012

 

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Cheryl and Breena

 

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  Breena and Victoria

 

Edna Clarke & Luise Jeter

   Edna Mae and Ludy

 

I’m recapping, summing up, pulling up my socks and getting ready for the New Year. Below are links to blogposts, videos, highlights, images and related materials for ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE.

ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE  blog posts:http://bit.ly/1vimpLq

FESTIVAL OF WOMEN WRITERS HOLIDAY BOOK GIFT GUIDE:
http://bit.ly/1RdT12v

READING THE PAST review of ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE:
http://bit.ly/1oLGSyu

WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY on NPR, talking about the People of Russell’s Knob:
http://n.pr/1qQzmq7

Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook edition of ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE, read by Love Carter:
http://bit.ly/UZxal7

View Breena Clarke and Helmar Cooper reading from ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE:

http://youtu.be/WhO8BOOCM7U?list=FLrcYvaapzvUiyxMNEYzZ5Lg

Look at some of the images I’ve collected in reference to ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE:

https://www.pinterest.com/breenac/angels-make-their-hope-here/

Other novels by Breena Clarke:

to read an excerpt of STAND THE STORM: http://bit.ly/T2KRhy

to read an excerpt of RIVER, CROSS MY HEART :http://bit.ly/1nx172Q