Black History 101

Black History Series | Peter Salem

Black History Series | Peter Salem Peter Salem was born a slave to Jeremiah Belknap at Framingtham, Massachusetts about 1750.   Belknap sold Salem to Lawson Buckminister some time before the…

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Black History Series | Hiram Revels

Black History Series | Hiram Revels Hiram Rhodes Revels was born on September 1, 1822 in Fayetteville, North Carolina and died on January 16, 1901 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. He was…

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Black History Series | Wentworth Cheswell

Black History Series | Wentworth Cheswell (also spelled Cheswill) Wentworth Cheswell was the grandson of black slave, Richard Cheswell, who gained his freedom in 1717 and became the first black…

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Black History Series | Prince Wipple

Black History Series | Prince Wipple Prince Whipple fought at the battles of Saratoga and in Delaware during the American Revolution.  He was also one of twenty enslaved men who…

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Black History Series | Benjamin Banneker

Black History Series | Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker, free Black, farmer, mathematician, and astronomer, was born on November 9, 1731, the son of freed slaves, Robert and Mary Bannaky, probably…

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Black History Series | James Armistead

Black History Series | James Armistead James Armistead (La Fayette) was an African American during the American Revolution.  Born in Virginia as a slave to William Armistead in 1760, he…

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Black History Series | Hidden Figures

Black History Series | Hidden Figures As we kick off Black History Month, I want EVERYONE to go see Hidden Figures starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji Henson and Janelle Monae (who…

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The Black Holocaust (Part 4)

Presented by the Ebony News Channel, the African Holocaust was real and still continues today. Just turn on your TV or read the latest headlines. Open your eyes. NOTE: If…

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The Black Holocaust (Part 3)

Presented by the Ebony News Channel, the African Holocaust was real and still continues today. Just turn on your TV or read the latest headlines. Open your eyes. NOTE: If…

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Maafa | African Holocaust III

AFRICAN HOLOCAUST (Part 3) ( 'Alik Shahadah) COMPANIES WHO PROFITED FROM SLAVERY Investment banks Brown Bros. Harriman and Lehman Bros. Railroads Norfolk Southern, CSX, Union Pacific and Canadian National. Textile maker…

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The Black Holocaust (Part 2)

Presented by the Ebony News Channel, the African Holocaust was real and still continues today. Just turn on your TV or read the latest headlines. Open your eyes. NOTE:  If…

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Maafa | African Holocaust II

AFRICAN HOLOCAUST (Part 2) ( 'Alik Shahadah) RACE AND SLAVERY No one traveled all the way into the Congo Basin to procure Africans because of some deep hatred of African people.…

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The Black Holocaust (Part 1)

Presented by the Ebony News Channel, the African Holocaust was real and still continues today.  Just turn on your TV or read the latest headlines.  Open  your eyes.Other Posts You…

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Maafa | African Holocaust I

AFRICAN HOLOCAUST (Part 1) ( 'Alik Shahadah) NOT JUST HISTORY, BUT LEGACY The word '''Maafa''' (also known as the African Holocaust) is derived from a Kiswahili word meaning disaster, terrible occurrence…

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The History Of Lynching In America

I have always noted that Americans tend to dilute the true horror that was the African American Holocaust.  Lynchings were commonplace.  The average Black person lived in constant fear of…

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Black History Series | Booker Wright

Legacy of Booker Wright, waiter murdered after speaking out on ‘whites only’ restaurant in Mississippi

Black History Series | Hattie McDaniel

Synopsis Actress Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas. In 1925, she became one of the first African-American women on the radio. In 1934, she landed…

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The Black Students Who Wouldn’t Leave the Lunch Counter

The "Greensboro Four" re-enact their 1960 lunch counter sit-in on February 2, 1990. Franklin McCain,  third from left, died on January 10, 2013. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press) ANDREW COHEN  JAN 10 2014,…

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Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

(CNN) -- Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa's symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. That was Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out…

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Caribbean Nations to Seek Reparations

Caribbean Nations to Seek Reparations, Putting Price on Damage of Slavery By Stephen Castle, The New York Times For the original article:  Click here LONDON — In a 2008 biography he wrote…

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