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Pioneering Black Scientist Wins ‘Nobel Prize For The Environment’

Pioneering Black Scientist Wins ‘Nobel Prize For The Environment’ | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Warren Washington wins the award for climate science. His freshman college advisor told him to avoid physics because it was “probably too hard” for him.
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Bob Marley Birthday: Quotes from the Late Reggae King

Bob Marley Birthday: Quotes from the Late Reggae King | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The MOBO Awards tweeted: “Sending praise to Bob Marley on what would’ve been his 74th birthday. His message travelled across the world and united people. One Love still stands.”
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Greensboro Sit-In

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The Greensboro sit-in was a civil rights protest that started in 1960, when young African-American students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch
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Today in History Soul legend Otis Redding dies in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin

Today in History Soul legend Otis Redding dies in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin | Black History Online | Scoop.it
When he left his final recording session in Memphis, Otis Redding intended to return soon to the song he’d been working on—he still had to replace a whistled
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Olivia Hooker, One of the Last Survivors of The Tulsa Race Riot, Dies At 103

Olivia Hooker, One of the Last Survivors of The Tulsa Race Riot, Dies At 103 | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Known for surviving one of the most horrific acts of racialized violence in U.S. history and then becoming one of the first black women to join the U.S. Coast Guard, Olivia Hooker passed away last week at the age of 103.
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Former Detroit Lions RB and NFL pioneer Wally Triplett dies at 92

Former Detroit Lions RB and NFL pioneer Wally Triplett dies at 92 | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Former Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett was the first black player to be drafted into the NFL and actually play in a regular-season game.
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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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Black History Month: The 27 greatest films by black directors that reshaped cinema

Black History Month: The 27 greatest films by black directors that reshaped cinema | Black History Online | Scoop.it
In 1989's "Do the Right Thing," Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito) lamented the lack of black people on Sal's Famous Pizzeria's Wall of Fame. Directed by Spike Lee, the film was a flashpoint in cinema as a whole, not just black cinema. Now, 30 years after the release of "Do the Right Thing," Lee finds himself finally nominiated for Best Director at the 2019 Academy Awards. For so long, black directors have been largely left out when discussing great films, even though they've always been there, some in plain sight and others waiting to be discovered. In honor of Lee's long-awaited nomination, here is our list of the 27 greatest films by black directors.
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Rosa Parks - Life, Bus Boycott & Death

Rosa Parks - Life, Bus Boycott & Death | Black History Online | Scoop.it

Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities.

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Jackie Robinson: MLB to celebrate legend's 100th birthday in 2019

Jackie Robinson: MLB to celebrate legend's 100th birthday in 2019 | Black History Online | Scoop.it
MLB to celebrate Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday in 2019
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There’s a story the movie ‘Green Book’ doesn’t tell that people need to hear

There’s a story the movie ‘Green Book’ doesn’t tell that people need to hear | Black History Online | Scoop.it
The film is certainly enjoyable and well-intentioned, but the actual 'Green Books' are barely present at all.
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Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hines to Receive Forever Stamps

Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hines to Receive Forever Stamps | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Entertainment icons Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hines will be tributed on the 42nd stamp in the Black Heritage series. The United States Postal Service has announced
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Racial Slur Scrawled On Historic African Burial Ground Monument In New York City

Racial Slur Scrawled On Historic African Burial Ground Monument In New York City | Black History Online | Scoop.it
Community leaders demanded arrests after several anti-Semitic messages and symbols were discovered around the city in recent days.
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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, 2018 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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