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Miles Davis to Be Honored With US Stamp

Miles Davis to Be Honored With US Stamp | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The legendary jazz musician will be honored along with French singer Edith Piaf.
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School serves as reminder of disappearing heritage  - Kanawha County - Charleston Daily Mail - West Virginia News and Sports -

School serves as reminder of disappearing heritage  - Kanawha County - Charleston Daily Mail - West Virginia News and Sports - | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"The Rev. Rose Edington is tired of seeing history disappear. Edington, 64, has thrown her support behind those who are clamoring for West Side Elementary to be renamed in honor of the late Mary C. Snow, a prominent African-American educator.

If school officials don't go along, Edington said it would be another example of a prominent African-American being lost in history."

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Texas Roots - BessieColeman.com

Texas Roots - BessieColeman.com | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"Bessie Coleman was born into a large family in Atlanta, Texas, on January 26, 1892, the tenth of thirteen children....."

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How Slavery Led to Modern Capitalism: Echoes

How Slavery Led to Modern Capitalism: Echoes | Our Black History | Scoop.it
When the New York City banker James Brown tallied his wealth in 1842, he had to look far below Wall Street to trace its origins.
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Photographs of the Loving's interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

Photographs of the Loving's interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states | Our Black History | Scoop.it
In 1959, Richard Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred, of African American and Native American descent, were arrested for marrying. They took it to the Supreme Court - where they changed history.
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Rare Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. at Home - Photo Essays

Rare Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. at Home - Photo Essays | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Intimate photographs of the civil rights leader and his family...
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Black Wall Street Tulsa Oklahoma 1921

Black Wallstreet: A Lost Dream Chronicles a little-known chapter of African-American History in Oklahoma as told to Ronald E. Childs. If anyone truly believe...
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Pierre Toussaint, businessman and philanthropist | African American Registry

Pierre Toussaint, businessman and philanthropist | African American Registry | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"Toussaint was born as a slave of the Bérard family in Saint-Domingue, the French western district of the island of Hispaniola.... In 1787, as political conditions on the island deteriorated, Jean-Jacques Bérard, who had inherited his father's estate, left Saint Domingue for New York, accompanied by his wife, Pierre Toussaint, and four other slaves...."

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Emmett Till Blog; Murder in the Mississippi Delta; Civil Rights Cold Cases: This month in history; Emmett Till article released by Look Magazine

Emmett Till Blog; Murder in the Mississippi Delta; Civil Rights Cold Cases: This month in history; Emmett Till article released by Look Magazine | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"On Jan. 24, 1956, a major publication, Look magazine published an article in which two white men from Mississippi, confessed to brutally murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Black teen from Chicago who was visiting family in Mississippi."

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A Political Obituary of Etta James - COLORLINES

A Political Obituary of Etta James - COLORLINES | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Today would have been her 73rd birthday...

 

James’s personal and artistic journey has a lot to teach us about the shifting politics of race, class and feminist politics over the course of the last half century. Kenyon Farrow explores the late icon’s history.

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TNC’s Civil War

TNC’s Civil War | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Updated thru January 25, 2012

I'm not much of an American history buff in general nor of the Civil War in particular. It's terrifically important, but my interests are directed elsewhere.

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Thomas Jefferson's Slave Ownership Explored In New Exhibit

Thomas Jefferson's Slave Ownership Explored In New Exhibit | Our Black History | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who freed only nine of his more than 600 slaves during his lifetime.
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