A basketball player with a passion for history

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I was fascinated to learn that former NBA basketball player Chris Webber has a significant and important collection of African-American documents, books, photos, and more. His collection includes a first edition book of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” published in 1773. The collection also contains a program autographed by Dr. Martin […]

Obama portraits are unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

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The official presidential portraits of Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC yesterday. President Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by Amy Sherald. Not only are the Obamas the first African-American presidential couple, but Wiley and […]