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    Legally Black

    Some states defined being "Leagally Black" by haveing a fraction of "Black Blood" in you. This could be anywhere from one drop to 1/20th. This brings up an interesting concept that maybe the current president (GoD Bless Barrack Obama) my not have been are...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    Defense of Philadelphia and Baltimore

    After Washington was burned in 1814, 3000 blacks- free and slave- built defenses to keep the british from burning the above cities.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2009

    Adam Clayton Powell

    In 1966, convened the first Black Power Conference. He did so by using his white appearance and  his power in Congress.
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    61-65, M
    Jul 31, 2009

    Howard University

     Established in 1867 to educate the mulatto offspring of white congressmen.
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    61-65, M
    May 31, 2009

    A Notable Quote

    "Someone will at last arise who will champion our cuase and compel the world to see that we deserve justice" A Lonely Slaves Prayer.
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    61-65, M
    1 Response May 23, 2009

    Gospel Music

    The term "Gospel Music" was used starting in 1875 when a book called "Gospel Music and Sacred Tunes" appeared in the north.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2009

    Martin Luther king was a revolutionary civil

    rights leader who was feared by the FBI and all we have now is a small toy that says "I have a dream" when you pull the string.
    Gus1996 Gus1996
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    St. Martin De Porres

    Born of humbling circumstances to a freed African slave and some rich Spanish man, Juan Martin De Porres became the first and to my knowledge the only black person to be deemed of sainthood by the Catholic Church.This man performed miracles and was often said to levitate. ...
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    2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

    Where Did The Term "slave" Come From?

    Came from the term "slav"- Russian people captured from the Germans.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2010

    The Black Holocaust

    From the 15th to the 19th century, 35,000,000 were shipped out of Africa. 2/3 died on route died on route to the Americas.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    "Hit the Nlgger Baby",

    the name of a children's game similar to hitting the pinata, commonly played at birthday parties. There were some rather barbaric techniques used to make the game last longer: Black female babies were believed to better for the "game" because they were seemed naturally weak and...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 22

    MLK and the Book of Amos

    MLK drew heavily from the Book of Amos in his famous "I have a dream" speech
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

    There Is No Such Thing As Black........

    Just humans. "By analyzing the Y-chromosome DNA from males in all regions of the world, geneticist Spencer Wells has concluded that all humans alive today are patrilinealy descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    61-65
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    General Patton Quote

    "I don't give a f*** what color they are, as long as they can shout Germans!"
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2009

    Nathan Hale's Executioner

     1776- Bill Richmond- a young black slave- was the hangman for NAthan Hale. Mr. Richmond want on to become a heavy weight boxer in Europe.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 5, 2009

    First Slave Owner.

    The first slave owner in the american colonies was a man by the name of Athony Johnson. There are two rulings important for every one to know. First there was a case of 3 indentured servants running away from their owner. 2 white an 1 black. the 2 white servants had their...
    kergan kergan
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Sep 19, 2010

    Yankee Doodle May Have African Origins

     Mama Nanni go to town Buy a little pony Stick a feather in a ring Calling Massa Ranni Slave song from Surinam. Sound Familar?
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    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    Knowing Your History

    gives better insight into ones self and their future.
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    Jan 28, 2010
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 29, 2009

    Australias Black History

    when the british discovered australia they declared it to be "Terres Nullius" which means uninhabited by human...they classified the native people as a primitive race with a lower intelligence than that of a dog... we were an isolated continent ...aborigines were in...
    jinda jinda
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

    Rev. Al Sharpton

     Told an audience of young black males " A man doesn't just create a baby, A man helps raise the baby."
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    61-65, M
    5 Responses May 2, 2009

    Seperate But Equal Doctrine

     Was written in a Mass. Court in 1847. However it was not recognised until accepted by the US Supreme Court in 1896.
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    2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    First Civil Rights Bill

    Was enacted in congress in 1875. The supreme court ruled it unconstitutional 8 years after it was enacted.
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    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2009

    What You DID NOT Know About The Black Panther Party

     It is because of the Black Panthers and their movement, kids of all races eat free breakfast and lunches at school.Although they were/are militant, they fought for an end to abuse by police in black communities.They opened up opportunitIes for blacks and other races to free...
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    1 Response Jan 27, 2010

    Literacy In 1859

    In the above year all citizens of New England - both black and white could read. Nearly 20% of southern whites could not. 13 million black slaves couldn't either.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 24, 2009

    Martin Delany

    Born of a free mother and a slave father in Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1812, Martin Delany became a man of quite a few occupations.  Life for Martin Delany started out a little rough.  His father's slave master tried and failed to incorporate him and his sister...
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    Jan 26, 2010

    Reparations

    In 1865, General William T Sherman issued Special Field Order #15, providing some land for ex slaves in North Carolina and Georgia
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jul 3, 2009

    Watched And Excellent PBS Documentary

    Last week PBS showed “For Love of Liberty” about black servicemen and women who’ve helped defend our country, the United States of America. Much was culled from first-person accounts, military documents, speeches, news reports, historical archives and much...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2010

    Segregated fountains,

    bathrooms, classrooms, pools, if you're black go to the back. Those days I'm sure were dreadful. There was also a time when MTV refused to play 'black people music' and that station must have sucked before real music was allowed in. Black people had to also fight to have black...
    theslyfox theslyfox
    36-40, M
    Mar 5, 2015

    Black Is Beautiful

    The concept emerged in the 1960 for promoting a positive black image, unity and the need for black people to control their own lives and communities.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Aug 7, 2009

    The California Gold Rush

    In the late 1850's, 2000 free and non free blacks were involved in the California Gold Rush. A few found sizable amounts that were used to buy thier own and other families freedoms.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

    For black history month,

    I thought I'd share something special. It's not about a historical figure. As a black woman, I'm proud to share that black woman now have the highest college enrollment rate in the country, surpassing all gender and races. Now thats history in the making and something worth...
    Princessrianna Princessrianna
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2014

    MLK Epitaph On Headstone

    "Free at last.Free at last. Thank God in heaven I am free at last!"
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    Native American Indians

    Were sympathetic to slaves.They often helped by hiding out escaped slaves. This explains the existance of Black Indian Tribes. Seminole means run away.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2009

    So Its black history month again

    and Ill surely be posting stories.So many stories I almost wish I didnt read. Four facts you may not already know. In 1947, Dr. Marie Daly became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry when she graduated from Columbia University. And Mo'ne Davis, an...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe
    22-25, F
    Feb 1

    Carter Woodson And The Orgin Of Black History Month

    Black History Month originated as Black History Week by way of Carter Woodson.  Carter Woodson was a black man from Virginia who became a historian, He travelled through southern states in pursuit of an education.   Anyways continuing right along, he and other's in...
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    Feb 4, 2010

    T. Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington

    In 1901, after Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T Washington to the White House, the south rreacted with violence against blacks across America.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2009
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