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A New Drug in Development Could Help Patients With Sickle-Cell Anemia – But a Legacy of Racism Has Caused Delays

A New Drug in Development Could Help Patients With Sickle-Cell Anemia – But a Legacy of Racism Has Caused Delays | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a relatively rare, genetic blood disorder that primarily affects people of African ancestry. Red blood cells, which are normally donut-shaped, become rigid and sickle-like. The result is anemia, swelling of the extremities, bacterial infections and impeded blood flow that can lead to stroke. A patient who suffers from SCD is subject
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Historic March on Washington and 'I Have a Dream' speech were on this day in 1963

Historic March on Washington and 'I Have a Dream' speech were on this day in 1963 | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28 in 1963 was where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is annually observed on August 23 to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. It gives people a chance to think about the historic causes, the methods, and the consequences of slave trade.
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NAACP civil-rights activist Elbert Williams' murder case is reopened

NAACP civil-rights activist Elbert Williams' murder case is reopened | Black History Online | Scoop.it

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Remains of Black People Forced Into Labor After Slavery Are Discovered in Texas - The New York Times

Remains of Black People Forced Into Labor After Slavery Are Discovered in Texas - The New York Times | Black History Online | Scoop.it
A cemetery found on a construction site is believed to contain remains of African-Americans forced to work on plantations through the so-called convict lease system.
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What is Juneteenth? The story behind this Texas-based holiday | Texana

Today is Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in Texas.Though celebrated nationwide, it's a particularly Texan holiday, with root
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Dovey Johnson Roundtree, defense lawyer and civil rights warrior, dies at 104

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, defense lawyer and civil rights warrior, dies at 104 | Black History Online | Scoop.it
She helped desegregate interstate bus travel and mentored generations of black lawyers.
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A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.

A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It. | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.
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NYC Is Removing Statue of a Doctor Who Experimented on Enslaved Women

NYC Is Removing Statue of a Doctor Who Experimented on Enslaved Women | Black History Online | Scoop.it
J. Marion Sims is credited with a number of medical advancements made at the expense of black women.
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Photos: The life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Photos: The life of Martin Luther King Jr. | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1929. King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
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Teach Your Students About Black Women This Women's History Month

Teach Your Students About Black Women This Women's History Month | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Students should learn how these women were at the forefront of movements for liberation and resistance.
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[Women’s History Month] Meet Sarah Boone, inventor of an improved ironing board

[Women’s History Month] Meet Sarah Boone, inventor of an improved ironing board | Black History Online | Scoop.it
March is the Women’s History Month celebrated globally to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The month corresponds with the International Women’s Day which is marked globally on March 8. As part of Face2Face Africa’s commitment to informing and connecting black people around the world, we have resolve
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The Librarian at the Nexus of the Harlem Renaissance

The Librarian at the Nexus of the Harlem Renaissance | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Regina Anderson ate shrimp with W.E.B. Du Bois and let Zora Neale Hurston sleep on her couch.
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Did Emmett Till have a white 'girlfriend'? Yes, and she's been found.

Did Emmett Till have a white 'girlfriend'? Yes, and she's been found. | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Did Emmett Till have a white 'girlfriend'? Yes, and she's been found.
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At Canadian end of Underground Railroad, issues not all black and white - CSMonitor.com

At Canadian end of Underground Railroad, issues not all black and white - CSMonitor.com | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Canada has long been a haven for those in the US seeking to avoid authorities’ reach. But Canada’s role as host is more complex – and sometimes less welcoming – than its reputation would have it.
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Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Aretha Franklin's music was the soundtrack for the fight for equal rights in America. The Queen of Soul was a close friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and she never hesitated to support the civil rights movement financially or with a stirring performance. Her song "Respect" became a battle cry for black America.
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Melvin Wilson's curator insight, August 19, 10:23 PM
She was born and rose to fame during the civil rights movement. She used her talent, Fortune and Platform to inspire millions. Her impact in the Civil Rights movement was large. She was close to Martin Luther King Mandela and Jesse Jackson. She sang at Obama Inauguration. Her father was a Detroit pastor and close friends with Dr. King. Her father church is where Dr. King gave his first "I have a Dream Speech". After Dr. King died she assisted Rev. Al Sharpton to continue to assist her the Civil Rights of Minorities. She contributed greatly financially.​ She won all kind of Awards not only for music but for her parts in bettering humanity. She died battling Cancer at 76.
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Tuskegee Airman Robert Martin, shot down over Germany, dead at 99

Tuskegee Airman Robert Martin, shot down over Germany, dead at 99 | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Martin, known as "Fox," grew up in Iowa and became entranced by airplanes when he attended an air show as a 13-year-old Boy Scout.
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Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, a black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report to Congress says the agency is reinvestigating the 1955 slaying after receiving what it calls "new information." 
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Jack Johnson: Trump pardons black heavyweight champion

Jack Johnson: Trump pardons black heavyweight champion | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Jack Johnson was convicted in 1913 of taking a white woman across state lines for "immoral purposes".
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The Most Important Civil Rights Leaders of the 20th Century

The Most Important Civil Rights Leaders of the 20th Century | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The 20th century witnessed great changes around the world — socially, politically, and economically.
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‘Reading Her Book Helped Me to Feel Not Crazy’: The Legacy of Assata - From the Black Panthers to 2Pac to Ferguson: The History Behind the FBI’s Latest Move Against Black Activists

‘Reading Her Book Helped Me to Feel Not Crazy’: The Legacy of Assata - From the Black Panthers to 2Pac to Ferguson: The History Behind the FBI’s Latest Move Against Black Activists | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The Bureau’s creation of a new category of domestic extremist has a long history—but so does the resistance to it.
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Woman kept silent about witnessing MLK Jr.'s assassination, until now

Woman kept silent about witnessing MLK Jr.'s assassination, until now | Black History Online | Scoop.it
On April 4, 1968, Mary Ellen Ford was a witness to the aftermath of the shooting at the Lorraine Motel that claimed King's life — and changed history.
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K.I.R.M. God is Business " From Day One"'s curator insight, June 16, 6:05 AM

Silencing appears to be a common tool used to silence those that have important things to say that some do not want to be told and/ or spoken without their permission or per what they want said. 

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Janelle Monáe Named Spotify’s Black History Is Happening Now Curator

Janelle Monáe Named Spotify’s Black History Is Happening Now Curator | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The streaming service hopes to bring light to the Black creative space with the talented Monáe leading the way.
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Civil Rights Icon Linda Brown Remembered On Twitter: 'Rest In Power'

Civil Rights Icon Linda Brown Remembered On Twitter: 'Rest In Power' | Black History Online | Scoop.it
"Generations stand on your shoulders."
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Enslaved Black People: The Part of the Trail of Tears Narrative No One Told You About

Enslaved Black People: The Part of the Trail of Tears Narrative No One Told You About | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and end the secessionist military rebellion now known as the Ci
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