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Slave Cabin to Get Museum Home in Washington

Slave Cabin to Get Museum Home in Washington | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian is dismantling a cabin, plank by plank, and moving it to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
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Lost Photographs of a Segregated World

Lost Photographs of a Segregated World | Our Black History | Scoop.it

The man behind the camera is LIFE photographer, Gordon Parks, who would say a portrait was a forceful “weapon of choice,” in the struggle against inequality. Parks was on assignment in September 1956 in the suburbs of the deep South under the Jim Crow segregation laws. Only twenty of the dozens of photos he took were published for the article and it was his foundation, the Gordon Parks Foundation that uncovered the rest of his photographs, thought lost forever, until last Spring..

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Black History Scrapbooks: A Unique Look at the Past

Black History Scrapbooks: A Unique Look at the Past | Our Black History | Scoop.it

William Henry Dorsey never imagined that there would be a National Scrapbooking Day (May 4), and most present-day scrapbookers probably never have heard of Dorsey. But Dorsey, the son of an escaped slave, was one of the most prolific scrapbook makers in the United States.

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HISTORY: 10 African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History | Neo-Griot

HISTORY: 10 African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History | Neo-Griot | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Nursing has come a long way over the years, and its evolution – at least politically – owes much to the exceptional service, advocacy and determination of African Americans in the profession. From the inspirational Harriet Tubman to the feisty Mary Eliza Mahoney, these 10 women stand as shining examples to any aspiring nurse.


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Birmingham Church Bombing Families Split Over Honor

Birmingham Church Bombing Families Split Over Honor | Our Black History | Scoop.it
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Relatives of four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed an Alabama church are split over how to mark the crime 50 years later, with some favoring a congressional medal honoring the victims and others seeking...
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April Is Confederate Revisionist History Month

April Is Confederate Revisionist History Month | Our Black History | Scoop.it
To those that say slavery wasn't all that bad and, in fact, was GOOD for African Americans, I can only say this: 'How 'bout YOU take a turn in the fields wearing chains and THEN tell us how it was?...
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The South still lies about the Civil War

The South still lies about the Civil War | Our Black History | Scoop.it
In an ongoing revisionist history effort, Southern schools and churches still pretend the war wasn't about slavery
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Fighting Threatens Islamic Artifacts In Troubled Timbuktu

Fighting Threatens Islamic Artifacts In Troubled Timbuktu | Our Black History | Scoop.it
(RNS) Fighting in the Muslim country of Mali in western Africa has delayed the American tour of a unique exhibit featuring centuries-old texts and artifacts from Timbuktu, an ancient center of Islamic learning.
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NewBlackMan (in Exile): Bennu Unchained: Black Trauma and the Use of Humor

NewBlackMan (in Exile): Bennu Unchained: Black Trauma and the Use of Humor | Our Black History | Scoop.it

The very idea of “slave action figures” is something that was anticipated a few years ago by conceptual videographer and filmmaker, Pierre Bennu, whose “Black Moses Barbie” trilogy depicts the Underground Railroad in a series of mock commercials featuring the fictitious “Black Moses” Barbie Doll.

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The Godfather of Gangsta Rap: Stagolee

The Godfather of Gangsta Rap: Stagolee | Our Black History | Scoop.it

In the red-light district of St Louis in 1895, a pimp shot a man dead in an argument over a hat. The ballad telling the story has been recorded by hundreds of bluesmen and jazzers - and even the Clash. It also helped create modern-day rap. Cecil Brown tells the remarkable tale of Stagolee

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National Negro Department, SWP: On "Gone with the Wind" (December 1939)

National Negro Department, SWP: On "Gone with the Wind" (December 1939) | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Eighty million Americans visit the cinema every week, and in the course of the next year or so, perhaps ninety million will see the film Gone With the Wind. Millions will get from this film their most powerful impression of the greatest civil war in history and one of the decisive turning points in modern history.

 

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Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition | Our Black History | Scoop.it

This African American History Month, meet Troy Demps, 86, who is trying to preserve the haunting art of "hymn-lining". A celebrated tradition that dates back to slavery, hymn lining incorporates African tonal languages and rhythmic and percussive hand clapping and stomping.

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Michael Twitty: Celebrating Food Through Ancestry

Michael Twitty: Celebrating Food Through Ancestry | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Knowing that we can learn so much about our history from the foods our ancestors ate, culinarian historian Michael Twitty is on a mission to trace his family history through his ancestors’ culinary experiences.

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The Ethiopian Prince and the English Savage

The Ethiopian Prince and the English Savage | Our Black History | Scoop.it
AFRICANGLOBE - For me, one of the most haunting of all the images captured by Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is of an Ethiopian prince and his captor. The picture illustrates the paradoxes of Britain’s 19th century imperial adventure.
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Legacy of slavery remains in black churches

Legacy of slavery remains in black churches | Our Black History | Scoop.it
The legacy of slavery still persists in many black churches, even though it’s been 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves.
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Cameristas

Cameristas | Our Black History | Scoop.it
It isn’t possible to tell the story of the Civil War without recourse to the million photographic images that were created, some of the best of which are part of a new museum exhibition.
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Jackie Robinson 42

Jackie Robinson 42 | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Jackie Robinson 42: Peter Dreier: The new film ignores the broad-based movement that helped make Jackie Robinson's arrival in baseball possible.
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6 Civil War Myths Everyone Believes (That Are Total B.S.)

6 Civil War Myths Everyone Believes (That Are Total B.S.) | Our Black History | Scoop.it
We might be going out on a limb here, but we're guessing that most of our readers aren't hardcore Civil War historians.
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"The most damnable outrage that has ever been perpetrated..."

"The most damnable outrage that has ever been perpetrated..." | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"On September 14, 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as President of the United States. (President McKinley had been assassinated.) One of his first actions was requesting the presence of Booker T. Washington so that they could discuss civil rights issues. 

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Supreme Court: Uphold the Voting Rights Act! | The Nation

Supreme Court: Uphold the Voting Rights Act! | The Nation | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
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A Divide on Voting Rights Where Blood Spilled

A Divide on Voting Rights Where Blood Spilled | Our Black History | Scoop.it
McComb, Miss., was a battleground in the war for voting rights in the South. But now residents disagree over whether Mississippi and eight other states need federal approval for voting changes.
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Django, in chains

Django, in chains | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Actor/producer Jesse Williams says Quentin Tarantino's film "Django Unchained" subordinates black characters and fails to illuminate the history of slavery.
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The Black Panthers |

The Black Panthers | | Our Black History | Scoop.it
No revolutionary organization of the 1960s and '70s era frightened the ruling class as much as the Black Panther Party.
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Who Speaks for the Negro?

Who Speaks for the Negro? | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Vanderbilt University Archive of interviews (audio and transcript) of over 40 civil rights leaders.

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The Hidden Half-Life of Albert Einstein: Anti-Racism

The Hidden Half-Life of Albert Einstein: Anti-Racism | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"...he refused to let red-baiting drive him away from his defense of-and friendship with-men like Du Bois and Robeson, nor from publicly endorsing campaigns to save Willie McGee, the Trenton Six and other anti-frame-up causes organized by the Civil Rights Congress, which defended the Communist Party."

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