The APEX Museum

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This is the official Tumblr page for the APEX Museum in Atlanta, GA.The APEX celebrates the rich and often untold history of African-Americans. We created this page to interact with our visitors and supporters on a deeper level.

Where Every Month is Black History Month™

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October Monthly Facts

Here at the APEX Museum, every month is Black History Month. We would like the share the month of October’s significance in Black History.

  • On October 4 of 1864, the first daily newspaper produced by African Americans began, called the New Orleans Tribune.
  • The world famous singers of Black spirituals, the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University, performed in front of the Queen of England in 1871.
  • In October of 1937, the Negro Dance Group is formed by Katherine Dunham. The Negro Dance Group performed African American and African Caribbean dances.
  • On October 27 1954, Benjamin Davis Jr. became the first Black Air Force general.
  • On October 25, 1997, African American women joined together for the Million Woman March, focusing on healthcare, education, and self help.
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