Calvin a rejoint @khadijaihsane sur @Medi1TVAfrique “l’Invité de la rédaction” pour analyser l’importante délégation bipartisane du Sénat américain qui a salué le rôle du Roi Mohammed VI dans le renforcement de la paix, la prospérité et la sécurité dans la région et à travers le monde, rappelant que le Maroc est un des alliés les « plus proches ».
Calvin on #McMastersWill for #BlackHistoryMonth
I had SUCH a great time presenting my forthcoming book #McMastersWill :The Scheme That Almost Freed Us! Many thanks to all who joined and the Chatham Community Library for organizing the event as part of its #BlackHistoryMonth celebration.
In case you missed it, you can watch the recording below.
Calvin on attacks on teaching #BlackHistoryMonth #AP
Calvin joined @VOAStraightTalk’s Haydé Adams to discuss the significance of Black History Month in the United States and examine why many educators say Black history is under threat. @VOANews
Dark addressing ‘questions with complicated answers’
BY BILL HORNER III, Publisher
SILER CITY — Calvin Dark can trace his family’s lineage in the Chatham County area back three centuries, but what he’ll share next week — and in a book he’s finishing — focuses on his maternal great-great-grandfather, Aaron McMasters, an enslaved man who fought to gain his freedom.
McMasters was thwarted by N.C. law, but there’s much more to his story.
That’s the subject of Dark’s lecture, “McMasters’ Will: The Scheme that Almost Freed Us,” part of Chatham Community Library’s observance of Black History Month and scheduled virtually on Feb. 9.
For Dark, an author, researcher and principal of RC Communications, a Washington, D.C.-based public relations and media training firm, the story is more than 100 years in the making. Its roots are even deeper, and it’s Dark’s exploration of his past — starting with his childhood here — that’s helped shape his life, personal development and work. His path has taken him from Siler City to Duke University, to a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Morocco, to regular appearances through U.S. and international media outlets, where he provides insights and perspectives on foreign affairs, politics and current events.
In addition to his other work, he’s has written numerous articles and essays appearing in the North Carolina Folklore Journal, the Journal of American Historians, Duke Magazine, among others.
Dark, who’s just accepted the invitation to join the Duke University Library Advisory Board, spoke to the News + Record from Rabat, Morocco, where he lives part of the year. (He splits his time between Morocco, Washington, D.C., and Siler City.) [CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE]
Calvin on Pres. Biden’s MLK speech
Calvin joined @RichPreston on @BBCNews to discuss President Biden’s speech at Dr. MLK’s Ebenezer Baptist Church and its significance for the African American community and Biden’s potential 2024 run.