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UMD Uncovering Oldest U.S. Community of Free Blacks?

UMD Uncovering Oldest U.S. Community of Free Blacks? | Our Black History | Scoop.it
A University of Maryland archaeological team is excavating what may be the oldest community of free African Americans in the United States.
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Black History Every Day

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Daily birthdates and events in black history. The ones tagged #TodayInBlackHistory link to original sources with more information.

 

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Memorial Day with the 92nd during WW2 (43 Photos)

Memorial Day with the 92nd during WW2 (43 Photos) | Our Black History | Scoop.it
 
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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' | Our Black History | Scoop.it
No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: A Photographer’s Story

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: A Photographer’s Story | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Pictures made on the day MLK was assassinated -- April 4, 1968 -- at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis by photographer Henry Groskinsky.
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The 1965 march on Montgomery

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33 pictures from the Selma to Montgomery marches.

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The Ghetto Is Public Policy

The Ghetto Is Public Policy | Our Black History | Scoop.it
In Chicago, black people were pariahs whom no one wanted to live around. The housing authority turned that prejudice into full-blown racism.
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How Fugitive Slave Laws made white people rich, both past and present

How Fugitive Slave Laws made white people rich, both past and present | Our Black History | Scoop.it
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What Was the 1st Black American Newspaper?

What Was the 1st Black American Newspaper? | Our Black History | Scoop.it
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: Find out when it launched, and what pressing concern led to its demise.
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‘The Legacy of Chokwe Lumumba Must Not Be Buried With the Man’

‘The Legacy of Chokwe Lumumba Must Not Be Buried With the Man’ | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.
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Black Wall Street: A Legacy of Success

Black Wall Street: A Legacy of Success | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Black America’s most eminent historian Dr. John Hope Franklin often told his students that the past is prologue to the future. His message was essentially a lesson for all of us to examine our…
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Desegregation funding dries up in Little Rock, but problems remain

Desegregation funding dries up in Little Rock, but problems remain | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Recent settlement to dismantle the desegregation efforts that had historic start in 1957
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African-American History, From Family Albums to Museum Walls

African-American History, From Family Albums to Museum Walls | Our Black History | Scoop.it
A new documentary traces from the 19th-century to the 21st how African-Americans presented themselves in their own photos, often in contrast to how they were stereotyped by the larger society.
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The First Black Player in the Major Leagues Lived His Life as a White Man

The First Black Player in the Major Leagues Lived His Life as a White Man | Our Black History | Scoop.it
On June 22, 1937, Joe Louis knocked out James Braddock with a right to the jaw to become the world heavyweight champion. At a time when Major League Baseball was still a decade from integration, Louis’ victory in Chicago’s Comiskey Park was a triumph for black America, and for racial...
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Sixty Years After Brown V. Board,
Black Teachers Are Disappearing---Again

Sixty Years After Brown V. Board,<br/>Black Teachers Are Disappearing---Again | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago Saturday, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling. In a unanimous decision, the Court struck down the concept of “separate but equal”…
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Pictures of African Americans During World War II

Pictures of African Americans During World War II | Our Black History | Scoop.it

The images described in this leaflet illustrate African-American participation in World War II. The pictures were selected from the holdings of the Still Picture Branch (NNSP) of the National Archives and Records Administration.  

 
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Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners

Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Mississippi officials hope a publicly operated civil rights museum scheduled to open in 2017 will be a symbol that the state is reckoning with the ugliest parts of its history.
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The Journey From 'Colored' To 'Minorities' To 'People Of Color'

The Journey From 'Colored' To 'Minorities' To 'People Of Color' | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The words used to describe race and ethnicity are ever in flux. A favored term one decade becomes passé the next and not nice soon after that. But, the motivation for change remains constant: Respect.
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Black Pathology and the Closing of the Progressive Mind

Black Pathology and the Closing of the Progressive Mind | Our Black History | Scoop.it
How Jonathan Chait and other Obama-era progressives misunderstand the role of white supremacy in America's history and present
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6 Common Misconceptions About the Enslavement of African People

6 Common Misconceptions About the Enslavement of African People | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The Beginning of the Slave Trade While slavery as a practice existed in various degrees throughout time, the brutal and inhumane practice of the slave trade began not with Portugal, but according to many well-respected scholars, with Arabs. As Elikia M’bokolo, the renowned historian from the Democratic Republic of Congo, wrote in Le Monde diplomatique: “The African continent …
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10 Outrageous Reasons Black People Were Lynched in America - Atlanta Black Star

10 Outrageous Reasons Black People Were Lynched in America - Atlanta Black Star | Our Black History | Scoop.it
For years the U.S. government allowed racist white lynch mobs to murder Black men, women and children for practically nothing. The lynchings were so absurd one could argue that Black people’s lives were little to no value at all.  In fact, between 1882 and 1930 in just the 10 southern U.S. states of Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, …
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27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know

27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Not nearly everyone, but enough to get you started.
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Massacre of the slaves who did not die in vain: THE ZONG BY JAMES WALVIN

Massacre of the slaves who did not die in vain: THE ZONG BY JAMES WALVIN | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Olaudah Equiano was a man who knew the bitterness and brutality of slavery at first hand. A formidable, literate and well-connected African, he led a remarkable life that took him from the chains of capture on his continent to spending years as a sailor who survived shipwreck, naval combat and even a pioneering expedition to the Arctic, finds IAN BIRRELL
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Desegregation funding dries up in Little Rock, but problems remain

Desegregation funding dries up in Little Rock, but problems remain | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Recent settlement to dismantle the desegregation efforts that had historic start in 1957
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A SHORT HISTORY OF BLACK WASHINGTON from the Progressive Review

A SHORT HISTORY OF BLACK WASHINGTON from the Progressive Review | Our Black History | Scoop.it
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If We Must Have Black History Month, Let’s at Least Do It Better

If We Must Have Black History Month, Let’s at Least Do It Better | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Each Black History Month brings with it new ponderings of a seemingly eternal question: Do we really need a Black History Month? The voice of God himself, Morgan Freeman, thinks we don’t. There’s even a documentary film that actively rallies for the demise of the holiday. I sympathize. But I...
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Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle

Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle | Our Black History | Scoop.it
History has sanded off the movement's rough edges. A new book rights the balance with images of African Americans fighting hard for freedom.
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