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Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him'

Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him' | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The story of "A Change Is Gonna Come" is as amazing, and unsettling, as the song itself.
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"I was born March 23, 1850 in Kentucky, somewhere...

"I was born March 23, 1850 in Kentucky, somewhere... | Our Black History | Scoop.it
"I was born March 23, 1850 in Kentucky, somewhere near Louisville. I am goin’ on 88 years right now. (1937). I was brought to Missouri when I was six months old, along with my mama, who was a slave...
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Carlene Renewme Randolph's curator insight, January 25, 2014 9:36 PM

So many of uscan't lay our roots to any other ground other then the motherland.

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Writer And Activist Amiri Baraka Dies At Age 79

Writer And Activist Amiri Baraka Dies At Age 79 | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Baraka was an influential poet and playwright who didn't shy away from social criticism.
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How High School Text Books Indoctrinate Youth With A False and Dangerous Sense of Our Racial History

How High School Text Books Indoctrinate Youth With A False and Dangerous Sense of Our Racial History | Our Black History | Scoop.it
High school textbooks continue to indoctrinate American youth with a false and dangerous sense of how this nation came to be racially segregated.
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Donald McClendon's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:32 AM

The bad thing is, this is 2013 and it still goes on....

Donald McClendon's curator insight, January 22, 2014 10:29 PM

To this day I still wonder how our children are taught their REAL history in the New World Order.

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8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors

8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Atlanta Race Riot (1906) When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a social class.
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birhanu fikade's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:19 AM

it gets more painful when we learn a racism still remains in most of western nations. blacks footballers are stll target in many places. Pitty.

Western nations are in big trouble when ever they violate the basics of humanity.

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Why Abraham Lincoln Loved Infographics

Why Abraham Lincoln Loved Infographics | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The President called it his “slave map.” Today we would call it an infographic.
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New forensic techniques in archaeology reveal high status Africans living in 4th Century AD York

New forensic techniques in archaeology reveal high status Africans living in 4th Century AD York | Our Black History | Scoop.it

A picture of multi-cultural Britain in 4th Century AD has been revealed using the latest forensic techniques in archaeology. The new research, published in the March issue of the journal Antiquity, demonstrates that Roman York of the period had individuals of North African descent moving in the highest social circles.

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A TIMELINE OF AFRICA HISTORY

A TIMELINE OF AFRICA HISTORY | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Our mission is to unite every black family world wide ,We seek to foster a more unified and stronger black community in which our community is included and valued, by sharing ideas based on the challenges we .

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Rare, Moving Photos of Black Life During the 1930s and ’40s

Rare, Moving Photos of Black Life During the 1930s and ’40s | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The New Deal, a series of experimental projects and programs implemented during President Franklin Roosevelt's presidency in the 1930s, was designed to help the country recover from the Great Depression.
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Birmingham jail letter paved way to March on Washington

Birmingham jail letter paved way to March on Washington | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Written from a jail cell, Letter From Birmingham Jail created the moral blueprint for the civil rights movement.
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Hunter Howard's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:11 PM

With his offers and pleas denied, Dr. King initiated the March on Washington.

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‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ and the History of Black Work at the White House

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ and the History of Black Work at the White House | Our Black History | Scoop.it
While Hollywood turns its gaze to the story of black service workers at the White House, we take a deeper look at just what that history entails.
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Morning on a Plantation Before the Civil War

Morning on a Plantation Before the Civil War | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Let the ancestors talk.... Charley Williams, WPA "Slave Narratives," Louisiana "De plantations was about as big as any.  I think it had about three hundred acres, and it was about two miles northwe...
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Don Lemon and Respectability: What Would He Make of Dapper Gangs?

Don Lemon and Respectability: What Would He Make of Dapper Gangs? | Our Black History | Scoop.it
In 1966 Watts, they definitely weren't sagging. The results of that "self-respect"? You be the judge.
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What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty

What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty | Our Black History | Scoop.it
It's a phrase that came to signify betrayal. It used to mean something far worse.
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A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity?

A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity? | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Poverty and racial tensions have stalled the effort to restore an icon of the Arkansas Delta.
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The largest slave revolt in U.S. history occurred this day 203 years ago. It started in LaPlace.

The largest slave revolt in U.S. history occurred this day 203 years ago. It started in LaPlace. | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The largest slave revolt in United States history occurred on this date 203 years ago. The uprising started in what is now LaPlace in St. John the Baptist Parish in 1811 and rolled eastward, with a goal of reaching New Orleans...
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Donald McClendon's curator insight, January 22, 2014 10:25 PM

Long before Medgar Evers, MLKING and X, there was this....

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Prison Memoir of a Black Man in the 1850s

Prison Memoir of a Black Man in the 1850s | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Yale University has acquired what it believes to be the earliest known memoir written in prison by an African-American, dated 1858.
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15 Things You Did Not Know about the History of Black People in London before 1948

Black people came from all over Europe and Africa and settled in London where their presence is significant but little known. The presence of Africans in England dates back to at least the Roman period when African soldiers who served as part of the Roman army were stationed at Hadrian's Wall during the 2nd century AD. Septimus Severus, the emperor who was born in Libya, spent his last three years in Britain before he died in York in 211AD.

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The Whitest Historically Black College In America

The Whitest Historically Black College In America | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Bluefield State College, once the Bluefield Colored Institute, is now 90 percent white.
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Donald McClendon's curator insight, November 17, 2013 4:12 PM

Ok, this is different!!!

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What happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921?

What happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921? | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites – a major Africa...
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One In 25 Americans Was Arrested In 2011

One In 25 Americans Was Arrested In 2011 | Our Black History | Scoop.it
We've heard a lot of talk lately about mass incarceration, the stop-and-frisk policies in New York, reforming the drug laws, and mandatory minimum sentencing.
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Editing Huey P. Newton: Reflections on The Black Panther Party

Editing Huey P. Newton: Reflections on The Black Panther Party | Our Black History | Scoop.it
"Allies" do not always contribute positively to the fight to end oppression.

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Peter S. López's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:52 PM

I learned so much from Brother Huey. He was a genius and reflected the times he was in. Great lessons from him. A tragic ending with also great lessons. @Peta_de_Aztlan

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McClain: Texas football historian tackles 1960s racism in new book

McClain: Texas football historian tackles 1960s racism in new book | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Photos: Jerry LeVias through the years Jim Dent, the foremost chronicler of football history in Texas, has a terrific new read that’s just come out -- “The Kids Got It Right: How the Texas All-Star...
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Dear All Def Digital History and Russell Simmons; Re: Harriet Tubman

Dear All Def Digital History and Russell Simmons; Re: Harriet Tubman | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"The problem is perhaps not this asinine and historically ignorant portrayal of a supposedly humorous scenario; it’s that we don’t talk about “interracial” mixing  and forced breeding during American slavery enough to make this type of free speech more morally appalling and culturally unnecessary."

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Can We See Through Race?

Can We See Through Race? | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The book Seeing Through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography, by Martin A. Berger explores the dual role of Civil Rights Movement photojourn

 

 

"...clinical study demonstrates the propensity of Americans to experience heightened emotional distress when confronted with representations of racism and their relative indifference to racism in daily life."


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