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The Destruction of Black Wall Street

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"Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim and rebuild.  It was modern, majestic, sophisticated and unapologetically…"


Linda Christenson writes the following:


"The term “race riot” does not adequately describe the events of May 31—June 1, 1921 in Greenwood... In fact, the term itself implies that both blacks and whites might be equally to blame for the lawlessness and violence. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property. This assault was met by a brave but unsuccessful armed defense of their community by some black World War I veterans and others.


During the night and day of the riot, deputized whites killed more than 300 African Americans. They looted and burned to the ground 40 square blocks of 1,265 African American homes, including hospitals, schools, and churches, and destroyed 150 businesses. White deputies and members of the National Guard arrested and detained 6,000 black Tulsans who were released only upon being vouched for by a white employer or other white citizen. Nine thousand African Americans were left homeless and lived in tents well into the winter of 1921.


Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/black-history/the-destruction-of-black-wall-street-405#ixzz2ttGF3GVa 
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12 Years a Slave

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“12 Years a Slave” (2013) is a film based on the 1853 book of the same name by Solomon Northup, a free Black American man sold into slavery in the South. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup and Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey. Alfre Woodard appears, briefly, as great as ever. Steve McQueen directs.


It won three Oscars:

  1. Best Supporting Actress(Lupita Nyong’o),
  2. Best Adapted Screenplay(John Ridley) and
  3. Best Picture, the first black-made film to win that award.


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The last 20 minutes of the film, from the soap scene to when Northup is reunited with his family, is one of the best things I have seen in years:"


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The term "America"

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"The name "America" (1507) was first applied to the Americas by Martin Waldseemuller, a German mapmaker, naming it after its Western discoverer, Amerigo Vespucci (Americus Vespucius in Latin)."


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Photos: The Women of the March on Washington

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For the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights rally, an ode to the women who helped it succeed—and got little recognition for it.
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Basque whalers

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"Basque whalers (fl. 670-1713) hunted whales in the Atlantic Ocean, from Spitsbergen north of Norway to Brazil. They also fished for cod, especially near Newfoundland. It seems they reached the Americas before Columbus."


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J. Marion Sims

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"Dr J. Marion Sims (1813-1883), a White American surgeon, is widely considered to be the father of American gynaecology. He founded Woman's Hospital in New York, the first of its kind in the country..."


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If you read this whole article, it will underscore Dr. Cornel West's quote : "The notion that black people are human beings is a relatively new discovery in the modern west."


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Leonard Wood

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Major General Dr Leonard Wood (1860-1927), an American army doctor and general, was the scourge of the Apaches, leader of the Rough Riders, pet of Theodore Roosevelt and commander of the Moro massacre. He was an American governor of Cuba (1899-1902) and the Philippines (1921-1927).


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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: Bad Blood

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"There have been so many horrors inflicted upon the least of thee at the behest of the US Government. One of the most atrocious atrocities was the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment, which was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the US Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government. This evil plan hatched in Tuskegee was transplanted to Guatemala after the experiment was shut down in Tuskegee.


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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: Bad Blood

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The Other Rosa Parks: Now 73, Claudette Colvin Was First to Refuse Giving Up Seat on Montgomery Bus

The Other Rosa Parks: Now 73, Claudette Colvin Was First to Refuse Giving Up Seat on Montgomery Bus | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


"... nine months before [Rosa] Parks’ historic action, a 15-year-old teenager named Claudette Colvin did the very same thing. She was arrested, and her case led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s order for the desegregation of Alabama’s bus system.


Now 73, Claudette Colvin joins us for a rare interview along with Brooklyn College Professor Jeanne Theoharis, author of "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks." Theoharis says Parks’ act of defiance may not have happened if not for Colvin’s nine months before.


Colvin says learning about African-American history in school inspired her act. "I could not move, because history had me glued to the seat," she recalls telling the bus driver and the police officer who came to arrest her. "It felt like Sojourner Truth’s hands were pushing me down on one shoulder and Harriet Tubman’s hands were pushing me down on another shoulder." 


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Orange Riots 1870 and 1871

Orange Riots

The Orange riots took place in Manhattan, New York City in 1870 and 1871, and involved violent conflict between Irish Protestants, called "Orangemen", and Irish Catholics, along with the New York City Police Department and the New York State National Guard.


The riot had caused the deaths of over 60 civilians – mostly Irish laborers – and three Guardsmen. Over 150 people were wounded, including 22 militiamen, 20-some policeman injured by thrown missiles and 4 who were shot, but not fatally. About 100 people were arrested.


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If you zoom in on the drawing, you will see a bunch of police firing into the citizens. 


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75 Officers Violated Orders then shoot 2 unarmed people

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2013


"CLEVELAND -- A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland last fall has found that 75 patrol officers violated orders and police department rules, city officials said Friday. Nineteen officers face disciplinary hearings.


Driver Timothy Russell, 43, was shot 23 times and passenger Malissa Williams, 30, was shot 24 times. No weapon or shell casings were found in the fleeing car."


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The video at the bottom of the post shows all the police cars chasing this one car. 


Police protocol says they should only have two cars chasing. 


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Frederick Douglass

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"Frederick Douglass (1818?-1895) was the top Black American leader of the 1800s. He was arguably the greatest public speaker of the English-speaking world in a time when public speaking was hugely important – and he spoke up for Blacks! He thundered against the injustices of American society, from slavery to racial inequality to lynching. He did not equivocate, he did not excuse. He did not soften his words to comfort the comfortable."


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Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession

Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
The term "race riot" does not adequately describe the events of May 31 - June 1, 1921 in Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property.


"I want you to think about wealth in this country. Who has it? Who doesn't? A study by the Pew Research Center found that, on average, whites have 20 times the wealth of blacks. Why is that? When there's a question that puzzles you, you must investigate."

"It's a nontraditional curriculum for a language arts teacher, but I aim to teach students to connect the dots about big ideas that matter in their lives -- and I use both history and literature to explore injustice."

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"Forgetting about what happened and burying it without dealing with it is why we still have problems today."

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Did you learn about this in high school, or college? 


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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

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Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan. In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
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Thank you to Charlotte Roe for posting about this at NDN Impact.


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Amerigo Vespucci

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Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), known as Americus Vespucius in Latin, is the Italian explorer that America is named after. He called it the New World. While Columbus thought he was in the Indies, a part of Asia, Vespucci discovered that South America was not part of Asia at all but a new continent.


He went on at least two voyages (1499-1500 and 1501-1502), maybe as many as four. He sailed for both Spain and Portugal. He explored the coast of South America from Venezuela to Patagonia in Argentina (I am using the present-day names). He was the first Western explorer to see the Amazon and Rio de la Plata. He went as far as 50 degrees south of the equator.


He was looking for a passage to India, thinking that South America was the east coast of Asia. According to Ptolemy and Marco Polo the Asian coast turned west at the Cape of Catigara, at 8.5 degrees south of the equator. From there Vespucci hoped to sail on to Taprobane (Sri Lanka). But the coast went on and on and on, hardly ever turning. This was not Asia but some new continent."


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Watch the US drop 2.5 million tons of bombs in 60 seconds

Watch the US drop 2.5 million tons of bombs in 60 seconds | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
Picturing the deadly legacy of America's secret war in Laos.
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Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press

Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press - Kindle edition by Associated Press, Pete Hamill. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press.
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Notes towards a multiracial history of George Washington

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"Note: I wrote this using roughly equal parts Black, Native and White American sources. Words are colour-coded accordingly. See below for sources.


Hanadaguyus (1732-1799), better known as George Washington, was an American president, general and slave ownerHaving become famous as an Indian killer, he won the nation’s independence from Britain during the so-called American Revolution.


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Philippine-American War

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"Mark Twain: "... we have debauched America's honor and blackened her face before the world. . . And as for a flag for the Philippine Province, it is easily managed. We can have a special one - our States do it: we can have just our usual flag, with the white stripes painted black and the stars replaced by the skull and cross-bones.""

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Jon Stewart has 3 history professors rip apart Fox's Andrew Napolitano's slavery revisionism

Jon Stewart has 3 history professors rip apart Fox's Andrew Napolitano's slavery revisionism | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


"Last night, Jon Stewart invited Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano on the show after ripping him a new one with Larry Wilmore over his revisionist history about Abraham Lincoln and slavery. After interviewing him and not really getting anywhere with him, Jon then treated it like a game show, with three history professors there as the judges to call out Napolitano's revisionist bullshit history. Jon's a comedian, after all, not a historian. So he got actual history professors to bolster his case, and punch holes in Fox's libertarian mouthpiece."


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Isabel Wilkerson’s Sweeping ‘Warmth of Other Suns’

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In “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson documents the sweeping 55-year-long migration of black Americans from the South.
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The awesome book documents the migration of African Americans from the South of the U.S. to the North and West of the U.S. once they had the freedom to move after slavery was abolished. 


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Welcome to White History Month!

Welcome to White History Month! | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


Why White History Month? I used to say there was no need for White History Month in America because it is the month that never ends: American history is taught year-round from a White American point of view and makes White people the heroes, the good guys. But, as we know from the Texas school board and James Loewen, it is not a true history that is being taught but rather Caucasian Mythology (white supremacist propaganda).


Help me pick the topics! Below are some posts I am thinking of doing on White American History (in addition to some left over from Black History Month, like Henrietta Lacks). There is no way I can do them all, so pick the ones you are most interested in. Pick as many as you like. It will help me to decide which ones to do. You can also leave suggestions in the comments below.


Thank you!


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In Sean Bell Killing, 4 Officers to Be Forced Out

In Sean Bell Killing, 4 Officers to Be Forced Out | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


Photo of Mr. Bell with his fiancée, Nicole Paultre.


"A ruling to fire a detective for his role in the killing of Sean Bell in Queens is upheld, and three other officers will be forced to resign.


The shooting of Mr. Bell, 23, who did not have a gun, occurred in the early morning on Nov. 25, 2006, as Mr. Bell and two friends were leaving a strip club in Jamaica, Queens, where they had been celebrating. The case drew widespread scrutiny of undercover police tactics.

Prosecutors questioned the judgment of the officers, with one arguing in the department’s trial that Detective Isnora overreacted, leading to “contagious firing” from those who followed his cue."

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unarmed teen shot and killed by police: college student Kendrec McDade


"19-year-old McDade was unarmed when police reportedly fatally shot him after receiving a call about an armed robbery in progress. Later police learned that the 911 caller had lied about the teen having a gun."


Community Village's insight:


Police shot McDade while they were still inside police car.


No camera was turned on. 


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Gender, Race, and Rape During the Civil War

Gender, Race, and Rape During the Civil War | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
Slavery, the value of chastity, and laws that favored men all made it difficult for women to find justice during the chaos of war.
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Walker's "Appeal"

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"“Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of the United States of America”(1829) by David Walker, a free Black American, was a forceful condemnation of slavery and racism. In America it was a guiding light for Blacks. It radicalized Whites. It was banned in the South."


Community Village's insight:


I grew up going to majority White churches.


I never heard a mumbling word about racism or oppression. 


@getgln


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