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Fearless Mentor Williams: B&O Railroad Employee for 46 Years

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

Fearless Mentor Williams was born on April 20, 1882. His father named him Fearless because when he was born, he looked his father straight in the eyes. Willams named served him well. He had a long career with the BO Railroad and was a leader throughout Baltimore, MD’s African American community. He also served as […]

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Philadelphia Dolly Vardens: First All-Black Female Baseball Team Paid to Play

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

It was after the Civil War when men and women began to form baseball teams. One team in particular that was formed was the Philadelphia Dolly Vardens. Although the women were great at the game, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League unofficially prohibited black women; and this was after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. […]

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Meet the $100 Million Woman Who Created the “Love & Hip Hop” Franchise

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

Mona Scott-Young is one of cable television’s most sought after executives. She is the CEO of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, which is best known for creating and producing VH1’s most popular docu-franchise Love & Hip Hop. Mona herself created the original franchise of Love & Hip Hop: New York, which premiered in 2011. It’s remarkable […]

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Black Abolitionists: Brothers/Sisters Keepers – The Gist of Freedom

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

By Lestey Gist, The Gist of Freedom Book-Black Abolitionists, Benjamin Quarles-WWW.BlackHistoryBLOG.com or on iTunesWWW.blackhistoryUNIVERSITY.com The Gist of Freedom.com ~ My Brothers Keeper ~Newsletter ~ tinyurl.com/brsr~ ~If you like these images you can print them out and posterize them at your nearest CVS!~Justin Holland (1819 – 1877) was an African-American classical musician, guitarist, composer and arranger. It’s […]

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Rev. George W. Lee: Murdered For Not Giving Up His Right to Vote

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

George Washington Lee was a civil rights leader, businessman, and preacher. He also served as the vice president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership. He later became head of the Belzoni, Mississippi branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Like so many people during the early 1900s, Lee grew up […]

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James “Yank” Rachell: Known as the “Elder Statesman of the Blues”

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

James “Yank” Rachell was a country blues musician who was known as the “elder statesman of the blues.” His musical career spanned seven decades, as he performed from the early 1920s until the 1990s. Although Rachell primarily was an exponent of the blues mandolin, he also played the guitar, violin, harp, and the harmonica. Rachell was […]

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VOTER SUPPRESSION, RACIAL OPPRESSION

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

The first priority of the new Jim Crow state governments was depriving black people of the vote. Since the 15th Amendment said voting rights couldn’t be denied on the basis of race, they used indirect tactics such as the poll tax, literacy tests, and grandfather clauses. Then came a flood of perverse laws and regulations […]

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O’Neal Moore: Deputy Sheriff for Washington Parish, Louisiana Allegedly Murdered for Being Black

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

O’Neal Moore was the first African-American deputy sheriff for the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office in Varnado, Louisiana. He was a 34-year-old Army veteran, married with four daughters. Moore was approaching his 1-year anniversary with the sheriff’s department when he was murdered. On June 2, 1965, Moore and his partner Creed Rogers who was also #black were […]

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Did You Know That A Black Man Was The Chief Designer Of The Original Architectural Drawings For Duke University?

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

The original architectural drawings for the proposed campuses of Duke University are true works of art, grand in scale and exquisite in detail. As was common they are unsigned with the only credit being in the name of the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer, Architect. The chief designer of the firm and draftsman, Julian F. […]

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Flash Black Photo: African American Debutante Ball

Oct 29, 2018 03:06 am

Group of women in evening dresses in #a ballroom, attending the Bachelor Benedict Club (men’s club) sponsored annual Debutante Ball, circa 1941. Addison Scurlock, photographer. Source: Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution   Found On Flicker.com in Black History Album

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