New Jerusalem

Blackface: The Roots of a Racist Art Form

How Black Producers Peeled the Tar From Blackface; Setting the Stage for American Musical Theater. At Vanguard, we are changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM, Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Awareness & Mentorship.

The Jim Crow Museum

Tour the Jim Crow museum with founder and curator, Dr. David Pilgrim. Dr. Pilgrim discusses some of the major themes of the Jim Crow Museum. Jim Crow was not just a character or a set of “laws”, it was a system that built upon itself to create and sustain a society with a racial hierarchy.

Uncover the hidden secrets of Black Wall Street in 1921 (Tulsa)

The Black community deserves to know all of Black history. For too long, students and churches have heard the stories of oppression, slavery, and dehumanization of Black men, women, and their families. However, history also has another story to tell – one of success, generational wealth, and unwavering faith. The tales of hope, perseverance, andContinue reading “Uncover the hidden secrets of Black Wall Street in 1921 (Tulsa)”

A “free town” formed by Africans who escaped slavery in Colombia

About an hour outside Cartagena, Colombia is a little town with a big history.  San Basilio de Palenque has about 3500 inhabitants and was formed by African slaves who escaped Spanish rulers 400 years ago. A hip hop group from the community is preserving that history with their music. Their Urban Voice is Kombilesa Mi.Continue reading “A “free town” formed by Africans who escaped slavery in Colombia”


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All Shades of Brown (ASB)

In the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible, New Jerusalem (יְהוָה שָׁמָּה‎, YHWH-shammah,[1] or YHWH [is] there”) is Ezekiel’s prophetic vision of a city centered on the rebuilt Holy Temple, the Third Temple, to be established in Jerusalem, which would be the capital of the Messianic Kingdom, the meeting place of the twelve tribes of Israel, during the Messianic era.

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