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The Murder Of Emmett Till (2003) (Documentary from American Experience)

Like the page "Mamie Till Mobley Foundation" on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MamieTillMobleyFoundation
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She posted this video in the comments on Abagond's post about Trayvon Martin. 

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Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices [VIDEO]

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"The renowned scholar, author and activist Dr. Cornel West, joins us to discuss his latest book, "Black Prophetic Fire." West engages in conversation with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf about six revolutionary African-American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells. Even as the United States is led by its first black president, West says he is fearful that we may be "witnessing the death of black prophetic fire in our time."


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Strong Women of The Mexican Revolution: Adelitas

Strong Women of The Mexican Revolution: Adelitas | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
Soldaderas, often called Adelitas, were women in the military who participated in the conflict of the Mexican Revolution, ranging from commanding officers to combatants to camp followers.
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Not only did Mexico end enslavement before the U.S., Women served in Mexico's armed forces before the U.S. 

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7 Places Around the World That Had Black Power Movements

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United States

The Black Power Movement in the United States inspired many movements around the globe. It was inspired by the efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which later turned in to the Black Panther Party, and The Black Arts Movement. The Black Power Movement also entangled with the Civil Rights Movement. Black Power in the United States called for Black pride, political equality, Black economic independence and stability, educational freedom and equality, proper living conditions, and equal protection under the law. The idea of Black Power brought about tremendous political strides, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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Stokely Carmichael and Black Power — Abernathy

Stokely Carmichael and Black Power — Abernathy | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
Cocky. Self-assured. Reckless. Radical. Activist. Organizer. Leader. These words, and more, describe one of the unsung heroes of the Black Power Movement.
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John Brown: The Man Who Killed Slavery

John Brown: The Man Who Killed Slavery | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

I have long wanted to write a piece about the abolitionist, John Brown, because he was a man of action and a man who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery. He was more significant in eradicating slavery than any single individual at the time. As you know, history has not been kind to his legacy and therefore, anything reported about Brown is in no way told in a positive light. He is projected as a wild crazy white man that lost his mind, but that was not the case at all.


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Junipero Serra

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Junípero Serra (1713-1784), a Spanish priest, founded nine of the 21 Spanish missions of California, set up to bring Native Americans to Christ. He has been called the last conquistador, a destroyer of cultures. 

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Serra went with soldiers to round up people, forcing them to stay and work at the missions. Each mission had a church, a school – and a whipping post. Those who would not work were whipped. As you can imagine, there were uprisings at the missions and attempts by Native Americans to free their people from them.

Serra wanted to change not just their religion, but their names, their languages and their way of life.


The missions were, in effect, re-education camps.
 They turned the Native Americans who lived along the coast of California – the Kumeyaay, Tongva, Juaneño, Chumash and Ohlone peoples – into labourers for the gente de razón, the “people of reason” – aka, the Spanish and their hangers-on.


Serra converted thousands – yet tens of thousands died
. When he
arrived in California there were 65,000 Native Americans. By 1832, only a fourth were left: 17,000.


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Africa in the 1400s

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In the 1300s, Ibn Battuta saw the

  • Mali Empire in West Africa,
  • Mamluk Empire in the north and
  • Kilwa in the east.


He saw them in all their glory. Zimbabwe in the south was also enjoying a golden age.


But in the 1400s
three new empires were on the rise to take their place in Africa:

  • Songhay Empire,
  • Portuguese Empire,
  • Ottoman Empire.


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The libraries of Timbuktu

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The libraries of Timbuktu (by the 1300s) in Mali contain over 400,000 manuscripts, mostly from the city’s glory days from the 1300s to the 1500s. The manuscripts range from contracts and sales receipts to books of religion, law, poetry, astronomy and history. Thanks to Timbuktu’s hot, dry weather (it stands at the edge of the Sahara), its deep love of books and its history as a seat of high learning, it has preserved an amazing treasure from Africa’s past.


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'The libraries of Timbuktu in Mali contain over 400,000 manuscripts, mostly from the city’s glory days from the 1300s to the 1500s. The manuscripts range from contracts and sales receipts to books of religion, law, poetry, astronomy and history. Thanks to Timbuktu’s hot, dry weather (it stands at the edge of the Sahara), its deep love of books and its history as a seat of high learning, it has preserved an amazing treasure from Africa’s past.'

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NEVER FORGET: Meet The Only Woman Ever Executed in GA (Yes. She’s Black)

NEVER FORGET: Meet The Only Woman Ever Executed in GA (Yes. She’s Black) | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three holds the esteemed honor of being the only woman ever electrocuted in Georgia’s electric chair, she was also issued a pardon 6 decades after her 1945 death by execution.
 

Baker was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 at the time of her execution.


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Lumumba

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Patrice Lumumba(1925-1961), a Congolese freedom fighter, was the first democratically elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (known as Zaire from 1971 to 1997). He was only in office a few months: the CIA and Belgium, with the help of Mobutu, had him killed. Mobutu went on to become a puppet dictator for the US.


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Forty-Two Years Ago: The Worst Mass Murder Of Gay People In US History

Forty-Two Years Ago: The Worst Mass Murder Of Gay People In US History | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

32 Killed in Arson Fire At New Orleans Gay Bar: 1973.

The UpStairs Lounge fire was the deadliest in New Orleans’ history, and may very well have been the worst mass murder of gay people in American history. But aside from the first day’s coverage, New Orleans could barely muster a yawn. Newspaper photos of Rev. Larson’s charred body against the window frame came to symbolize the city’s apathy t0ward the tragedy. Talk radio hosts told jokes (“What will they bury the ashes of queers in? Fruit jars.”), and a cab driver callously quipped, “I hope the fire burned their dresses off.” Not only did the New Orleans Police Department barely investigate the crime, they could hardly be bothered to identify the victims. Major Henry Morris, chief detective of the New Orleans Police Department said, “We don’t even know these papers belonged to the people we found them on. Some thieves hung out there, and you know this was a queer bar.” Churches refused to allow families to hold funerals on their premises. Other families refused to claim their dead sons’ bodies. Four unidentified bodies ended up being dumped in a mass grave. Although there was a firm suspect in the case, no one was ever charged.


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Qian Xuesen

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Qián Xuésēn (1911-2009), also known as Tsien Hsue-shen or H.S. Tsien or 钱学森, was a top rocket scientist in the US in the 1940s and then, after the US deported him in 1955, a top rocket scientist in China. He helped to found the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in the US and China’s aerospace industry.


That decision to deport him has affected the balance of power between China and the US ever since.


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The Watsonville Riot

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The Watsonville Riot
 (1930) was an anti-Filipino riot in Watsonville, California. The violence lasted five days and led to violence in nearby Stockton, Salinas, Gilroy and San Francisco. There were protests in the Philippines. The body of Fermin Tobera, who was killed during the riot, was sent back to the Philippines for his funeral, where he became a martyr. The Philippines was then under US rule.


By 1909
 California grew half the fruits and vegetables in the US. With refrigerated railway cars crossing the nation, California growers stood to make a ton of money.


California news editors and politicians
, on the other hand, found they could sell newspapers or win votes by fanning the flames of White hatred against Asians, hatred that often turned violent. They were so successful that by1882 Congress had all but shut off immigration from China and, in 1917, from the rest of Asia – with one exception: the Philippines.


The US had taken over the Philippines in the Philippine American War (1899-1902). Congress was too racist to make the Philippines into states or its people into citizens, but Filipinos did become US nationals. While they could not vote or serve on juries, they could live and work anywhere in the US and its territories.


So by the 1920s, Filipinos had become the cheapest farm workers in California
. Growers used them as strikebreakers. White people (aka voters) were being thrown out of work. Then in 1929 the stock market crashed in New York and the country sank into the Great Depression.


It gets worse: Most Filipinos in California were young, single men. That put them in direct competition with White men for White women. California had outlawed marriage between Whites and “negros”, “mulattos”, or “Mongolians”, but it was not clear to everyone whether Filipinos counted as “Mongolians”. Some said they were “Malay” instead.


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In 1933, California outlawed marriage between Whites and Malays.


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Black History: Malcolm X Speaks From Beyond

Black History: Malcolm X Speaks From Beyond | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

The purpose of sharing these video’s for Black People living in America on this day, of this year, during this Black History Month is the hope that black people will understand that after four-hundred years their condition has not changed one iota - because black people have no wealth. 


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Genocide, the British don't want you to know about - They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians!

Genocide, the British don't want you to know about - They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians! | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

Comment by: Eimhin 


All the while the railways, as in India, and the canals were busy with the armed and guarded traffic of food and other forms of our wealth in pursuit of that ‘freedom’ bestowed by ‘the market’.

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The 'invisible' hand of 'the market'. 

The 'invisible' hand of 'capitalism'.


It's visible now!

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The Holocaust in Denmark

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Ithe Holocaust in Denmark(fl. 1943) fewer than 1% of Jews died. In no other country under Nazi German rule did so few Jews die.


Compare: % of Jews who died in countries under Axis control:

  • 90% Germany, Austria, Poland, Baltic countries
  • 89% Bohemia, Moravia
  • 83% Slovakia
  • 77% Greece
  • 75% Netherlands (Anne Frank)
  • 70% Hungary
  • 65% Belarus
  • 60% Belgium, Yugoslavia
  • 50% Romania
  • 41% Norway
  • 26% France
  • 22% Bulgaria
  • 20% Italy, Luxembourg
  • 1% Denmark


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The Creator Of The Documentaries Hidden Colors

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Tariq Nasheed, also known as Tariq Elite, is a young black author, documentary film producer, media personality, satirist, Internet radio host, relationship expert, and social commentator, focusing on the psychology of dating and African American social history. Tariq is profound, and dare I say one of a kind as his works explore the hidden history of African America people. 

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The REAL History Of Christopher Columbus

Monday, October 12th is Columbus Day, which we have celebrated in this country since the eighteenth century… and that’s probably long enough. When you find out the actual facts of what Columbus did when he got to America, you’ll find one of the darkest chapters in American history. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (Think Tank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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Abubakari II

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Abubakari II (1300s), also known as Abu Bakr II or Mansa Bakari II, was a ruler of the Mali Empire, brother of Mansa Musa. In 1311, he set out west across the Atlantic Ocean, 181 years before Columbus.


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slaveries compared

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Slavery is not merely forced labour but where said labourers can be bought and sold, where they become a form of property. That makes it different than, say, serfdom, military conscription or prison labour.


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Fearless Journalist And Civil Rights Activist Ida B. Wells Honored With Google Doodle

Fearless Journalist And Civil Rights Activist Ida B. Wells Honored With Google Doodle | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

When Ida B. Wells was 22, she was asked by a conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train to a white man. She refused, and the conductor attempted to forcibly drag her out of her seat.  Wells wouldn’t budge.


“The moment he caught hold of my arm I fastened my teeth in the back of his hand,” she wrote in her autobiography. “I had braced my feet against the seat in front and was holding to the back, and as he had already been badly bitten he didn’t try it again by himself. He went forward and got the baggageman and another man to help him and of course they succeeded in dragging me out.”


The year was 1884 — about 70 years before Rosa Parks would refuse to give up her seat on an Alabama bus.  Wells’ life was full of such moments of courage and principle. Born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862, Wells was a vocal civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist who dedicated her life to fighting inequality.


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Ida B. Wells - not one to be pushed around.

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Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.
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The Black Millennial Historian (In-Training) | blackourstory: Happy Black History YEAR!

The Black Millennial Historian (In-Training) | blackourstory: Happy Black History YEAR! | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
blackourstory:
“Happy Black History YEAR!
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This letter came out of Baltimore in 1969. 


The Black Panther Party is not a hate group. 


When Black people got together to create a Free Breakfast Program, the FBI wanted to put a stop to it. That is hate. 


The KKK is a real hate group, and yet the FBI never went in and assonated their members. #DoubleStandards #RacialBias 


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Mao

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Máo Zédōng (1893-1976), also known as Mao Tse-tung or 毛澤東, was a guerrilla leader married to a film star. By 1949 he ruled a fifth of mankind: China. As a young soldier he helped to overthrow the last emperor of China in 1911. In middle age, he led the Chinese communist revolution to victory in 1949. He ruled China from 1949 to 1976.


One of the most printed books of the 1900s
was his “Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung” (1966), better known as the Little Red Book. It had stuff like this:

“People of the world, unite and defeat the U.S. aggressors and all their running dogs! People of the world, be courageous, dare to fight, defy difficulties and advance wave upon wave. Then the whole world will belong to the people. Monsters of all kinds shall be destroyed.”

Mao freed China from imperialism, both Japanese and Western. That made him a hero to many, inside and outside of China. He united China and made it a world power.


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#MalcolmXDay: 20 Quotes Relevant To The Movement Today

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Source: Michael Ochs Archives / Getty


Malcolm X
remains one of the most important figures of the American Civil Rights Movement, and his transformation into a vocal human rights activist added to his already impressive legacy.


The man later known as el-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz came to relax some of his fiery politics that defined the earlier part of his time in the spotlight, and yet that same passion remained even as he began to embrace a comprehensive approach to racial harmony.


With the current situations across the nation regarding disparity in how police treat people of color and similar injustices, Malcolm X’s words still hold resonance in modern times. From Ferguson to
Baltimore, African-Americans are reminded that incidents in those respective cities are part of a systematic condition that renders Black people targets of various forms of mistreatment.


On what would be his 90th birthday, NewsOne takes a look…


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