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Robert N. Dett: Combined European Romantic Composers Music with African-American Spirituals

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

Robert Nathaniel Dett was a composer, organist, pianist, and music professor. He was best known for his use of African-American folk songs and spirituals as the basis for choral and piano compositions during the 19th-century Romantic style of Classical music. Dett was born on October 11, 1882, in Drummondville, Ontario. His mother was a native […]

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Lewis Marshall: Carried the American Flag 54 Miles From Selma to Montgomery

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

“Growing up, I really wasn’t around white people, and I didn’t know about discrimination. The mass meetings taught me what I was missing, and I got very involved. I would sometimes just sleep in Brown Chapel after a mass meeting.” -Lewis Marshall Lewis Marshall was 15 years old when he started attending mass meetings that […]

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African American Woman Who Received Pardon 60 Years After Execution

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

Lena Baker, an African American mother of three, was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsyille. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, GA mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 and the only woman ever executed in […]

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The Chitlin’ Circuit: Performance Venues For The Nation’s Best Black Musicians

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

In the early part of the 20th century, African American musicians and comedians couldn’t just walk into any place and work their magic. There were several black-owned venues at which the black artist on their way to fame and fortune got his or her start. These venues, which were strung together and played one after another, were called the […]

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Earle Race Riot of 1970: The Fight to End Segregation and Discrimination

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

The Earle Race Riot of 1970 occurred on the evening of September 10 in a small county in Arkansas, and continued into the early hours of September 11. The violence erupted when a group of whites armed with clubs, guns, and other weapons attacked a group of unarmed African-Americans marching to Earle County city hall […]

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Sonny Boy Williamson II: The Father of Modern Harp

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

Sonny Boy Williamson II became famous as a blues harmonica player in 1941. He made his initial groundbreaking performance on the King Biscuit Time radio program. Williamson was born Alex Miller on the Sara Jones Plantation in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The actual date of his birth is uncertain; he claimed to have been born in […]

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Angolan War for Independence: Baixa de Cassanje Revolt

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

The Angolan Independence War ran for over 13 years. On one side there were the nationalist forces made up of several Angola-based political parties and former militant groups. On the other were the ruling forces, an alliance between Portugal and South Africa. The war initiated with the Baixa de Cassanje Revolt on January 3, 1961. […]

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Wade Thomas: Game of Craps Lead to Death of Police Officer and Lynching

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

Wade Thomas, who also went by the name “Boll Weevil,” was a native of Jonesboro County, Arkansas. According to the Arkansas Gazette, he was known as a “bad and impudent negro” who had formerly served time in the Arkansas penitentiary for highway robbery. According to Jonesboro historian Lee A. Dew, Thomas made his living by […]

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Marion ‘Little Walter’ Jacobs: “Fiery Harmonica Wizard”

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

Marion ‘Little Walter’ Jacobs was once considered the greatest blues harmonica player alive. During the first half of the 1950s he became one of the key architects of the electrified Chicago blues style, an ensemble, collaborative, urban approach that became the defining sound of both electric blues and blues-based rock throughout the remainder of the […]

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Boxing Legends: “Dixie Kid” Aaron Lister Brown

Mar 02, 2020 09:43 am

Missouri-born boxer Aaron Lister Brown boxed professionally as Dixie Kid throughout the 1900s and 1910s. He was often in the welterweight class but faced off against heavier opponents. This was especially true given the nature of the “Negro ranks.” While these ranks had their own weight classes and titles to represent those classes, Black boxers […]

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