"Every month should be Black History month! We've said it so often. Now Janus Adams has made easily accessible to educators, historians, journalists, and the general public engaging and well-documented materials for each of the 365 days of the year that chronicle the triumph of the African-American spirit. These powerful and precious moments in Black History should inspire all people to continue the righteous struggle for a world filled with diversity and equality." Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, President, Spelman College
What Is a Glory Day?
It is a celebration of history, heritage and hope
- In Politics, it is the November 3, 1992, election of the first African-American woman senator, Carol Moseley-Braun.
- In Law, it is January 6, opening day for Howard University's law school in 1869.
- In Film, it is February 29, 1940, when Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American Oscar winner for her role in Gone With the Wind
- In Invention, it is July 12, 1872, when Elijah McCoy patented the first self-lubricating engine the real McCoy.
Janus Adams is the founder of Harambee/BackPax, the first book club devoted to African-American culture, and a publisher of multicultural media for young people. Among her honors are an Emmy Award for television writing and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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About the Author
Janus Adams is the founder of Harambee, the first book club devoted to books by and about African-Americans, and BackPax, a multicultural media publisher devoted to youth. Adams won an Emmy award for her writing for Black Entertainment Television's Black News ; she lives in Wilton, CT.