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The sad history of Sanford

The sad history of Sanford | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Trayvon Martin was killed in the same town that almost forced Jackie Robinson from major league baseball half a century ago.
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Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism

Trayvon Martin and the Deadly Legacy of Vigilantism | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Koritha Mitchell, an English professor at the Ohio State University, takes an unusual approach to tackling this history in her new book, “Living With Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930.” Her goal was to recount the ways in which black folks told their own stories of heartbreak and survival after the brutal lynchings.

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Crom Dubh the Black God of Ireland – Oguejiofo Annu – Rasta Livewire

Crom Dubh the Black God of Ireland – Oguejiofo Annu – Rasta Livewire | Our Black History | Scoop.it

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Black Internet Pioneers: 17 African-American Innovators

Black Internet Pioneers: 17 African-American Innovators | Our Black History | Scoop.it
These online innovators broke new ground and helped make the Internet what it is today.
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Decoding Dan Burley, & the History of Black Pin-Up

Decoding Dan Burley, & the History of Black Pin-Up | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Researching the rare history of Black pin up models has definitely led me to uncover some compelling other information regarding publishing and the history of vintage adult periodicals featuring the Black female aesthetic, I’d never heard of…

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The 'White' Slave Children of New Orleans

The 'White' Slave Children of New Orleans | Our Black History | Scoop.it
A 1860s fundraising campaign featuring white slave children from New Orleans helped generated money to educate freed blacks. It was perhaps the first great marketing campaign to benefit newly freed slaves.
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Black History, a fight for justice for everyone

Black History, a fight for justice for everyone | Our Black History | Scoop.it

As we celebrate Black History Month, we must remember that the history of African Americans is not one that defines a single heritage; it is a story of a people who fought for social justice and opportunity, a history for anyone of any heritage to identify with.

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Who is Priscilla? A quest to find answers after 250 years and thousands of miles

Who is Priscilla? A quest to find answers after 250 years and thousands of miles | Our Black History | Scoop.it

 The Martin family knows something about themselves that few if any families will ever learn about their past.  They're able to trace their ancestry back hundreds of years to a little girl.

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A sobering snapshot of late 20th century racism and poverty / James Holdt's 15,000 provocative American Pictures

A sobering snapshot of late 20th century racism and poverty / James Holdt's 15,000 provocative American Pictures | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"James Holdt's website features a gallery which is a case study in racial oppression across the U.S. According to Holdt, he arrived in America in the early 1970s with $40, hitchhiked 118,000 miles and stayed in over 400 homes in 48 states. Throughout his travels, he compiled over 15,000 provocative photographs depicting America's racist underbelly." via @Blackinformant

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| Blacks say atheists were unseen civil rights heroes

| Blacks say atheists were unseen civil rights heroes | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"So often you hear about religious people involved in the civil rights movement, and as well you should, but there were also humanists," said Norm R. Allen Jr. of the Institute for Science and Human Values, a humanist organization based in Tampa, Fla.

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Black History and the American Art of Denial

Black History and the American Art of Denial | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Citing a lawsuit filed in Alabama against a prison that prevented a prisoner from receiving a book about slavery, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. evaluates America's complicated relationship with black history.
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Dawoud Bey’s ‘Harlem USA’ - CNN Photos

Dawoud Bey’s ‘Harlem USA’ - CNN Photos | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Dawoud Bey began photographing Harlem, New York, in 1975. His interest was sparked by his family's history and connection to the neighborhood, as well as Harlem’s role as a center of black culture in America.
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Watch the Film | Slavery by Another Name | PBS

Watch the Film | Slavery by Another Name | PBS | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Watch the 90-minute film about slavery after the Civil War. SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME is based on the book by Douglas Blackmon.
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Birthing While Black In the Jim Crow South Stole My Grandmother: Thankfully, Things Change

Birthing While Black In the Jim Crow South Stole My Grandmother: Thankfully, Things Change | Our Black History | Scoop.it

I never had the honor of meeting my grandmother, my daddy’s mama. She died sometime in 1945, in bed in her house in Virginia, just a few days, I’m told, after she gave birth to the last of her seven babies—in the same bed where she birthed them all.

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For Trayvon Martin: The Last Supper Club Michael Twitty

"Welcome to the last supper club

where we welcome brother Trayvon to the Lord’s table….

where last meals go to dream of freedom…

the first member was admitted on the coast of Ghana

where he swallowed sand to remind him of home

as he was dragged to the Lord’s Mercy

bound for Jamaica;"

 

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The Black Vernacular: Dwayne Rodgers Gallery + Interview

The Black Vernacular: Dwayne Rodgers Gallery + Interview | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Toward the end of February you may have noticed a stir on twitter created by photographer Dwayne Rodgers, @diggswayne. In honor of Black History Month, Rodgers asked people to submit photos of their African-American ancestors for a project he was working on.

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Atheists in the Civil Rights Movement

Atheists in the Civil Rights Movement | Our Black History | Scoop.it

In the story of the Civil Rights Movement, pride of place is often given to religious African Americans like Martin Luther King, Jr., who used the power of religious ideas to-motivate and inspire millions of Americans. [via @progress2050]

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Untaught lessons in black history (by Jerry Mitchell)

Untaught lessons in black history (by Jerry Mitchell) | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Last fall the Southern Poverty Law Center presented its findings in a study it conducted on teaching the civil rights movement to students.
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Home and Homegoing: Reflections on the Black Church

Home and Homegoing: Reflections on the Black Church | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Beginning during the decades when Black Americans were still enslaved and blossoming after the Emancipation, Black churches were the bedrock of faith and community for African Americans.

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Wyatt Outlaw lynched by the Ku Klux Klan

On this date in 1870, the lynching of a mulatto freedman in Alamance County, North Carolina sounded the tocsin for ex-Confederates’ rollback of Reconstruction.

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Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir

Open Wide the Freedom Gates:  A  Memoir | Our Black History | Scoop.it

Mrs. Height talked about her book,  Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. Then 91, she had witnessed most of the major events in the African-American struggle for civil rights.

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7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History | Our Black History | Scoop.it
You might have heard a few of these women's names, but do you know the doors they opened for us?
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The Black Freedom Movement and Chris Hedges’ Misuse of History

The Black Freedom Movement and Chris Hedges’ Misuse of History | Our Black History | Scoop.it

"This is not to advocate “violence” — non-violent direct action seems to be the best tactical choice under most current circumstances except when there is a need to defend ourselves against Oakland-style police brutality — but it is to affirm the angry, impassioned side or path which we also need to win short-term gains against inequality and corruption as well as to build for the revolutionary future."

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In 1968, Sports Helped to Temper a Year of Rage and Upheaval

In 1968, Sports Helped to Temper a Year of Rage and Upheaval | Our Black History | Scoop.it
Culture wars. Political discord. A divisive presidential campaign. 

 

One of the reassuring aspects of history is we can often find an era, even a year, when the times were as bad or even worse than they are now.

 

One such year was 1968....

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More Than a Month: Shukree Hassan Tilghman Interview

More Than a Month: Shukree Hassan Tilghman Interview | Our Black History | Scoop.it

I loved Black History Month growing up. It wasn't until I became an adult that I started to look around and [see] Heineken's "Celebrate Black History Month" ad on the bus. Like, all right, maybe that's cool, but in a certain way I felt that the continued existence of Black History Month was being condescended to in a certain way.

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