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Black West: The Texas Kid

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

John B. Hayes, known as The Texas Kid was an outlaw who while Jess Crumbly was an everyman who became an outlaw out of his hatred of segregation.

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Moulin Rouge: First Integrated Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

The first integrated hotel-casino in Las Vegas, the Moulin Rouge, opened on May 24, 1955 in West Las Vegas, the city’s segregated area. The casino was owned by whites and intended to compete with whites-only resorts on the Strip and downtown. The casino did not do as well as expected in the beginning because some […]

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August 28, 1955 – 14-year-old Emmett Till Abducted and Murdered in Mississippi Delta [VIDEO]

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

Sixty years ago, on August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted and brutally murdered. About a week earlier, Emmett, who lived in Chicago, traveled by train to Money, Mississippi, to spend a few weeks with his great-uncle and cousins. His mother, Mamie Till Bradley, cautioned him before the trip, as life in Chicago was […]

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July 29, Happy Birthday George Dixon

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

George Dixon born on July 29, 1870, was a black Canadian professional boxer. He was not only the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion but also first black world boxing champion in any class. He was born in Africville, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was known as “little chocolate.” At the beginning of his professional boxing career, […]

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Flash Black Photo: Black Hollywood – Fight That Ghost

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media. In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this […]

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The Birmingham Campaign – 1963

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

The Birmingham Campaign was a Black movement that was led by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1963. The main idea behind this movement was to seek national attention for the tremendous efforts done by the Black leaders to start desegregating the public facilities present in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was […]

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Edward Alexander Bouchet – First African-American to Earn a Degree from an American University

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

Edward Alexander Bouchet was an American educator and physicist and the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. degree from a reputed American university. Bouchet was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 15, 1852. His parents, Susan Cooley and William Francis Bouchet were quite prominent among the small African-American community in the New Haven. His […]

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Flash Black Photo: House of Glass | 1911

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media. In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this […]

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Tom Molineaux: Bare Knuckle Boxer

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

Tom MolineauxThe life of former slave turned boxer Tom Molineaux was short and violent. Born on a Virginia plantation during the early 1780s, the story of his early life really depends on the source. One account mentions that he simply arrived in England one day, an incredibly vague origin. Building onto to this one, it has […]

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1851 – The Christiana Riot and the Fugitive Slave Law

Sep 08, 2019 07:06 pm

During the time of slavery, in Christiana, Pennsylvania, a major group of African-Americans and white abolitionists battled with the Maryland police force that was intended to capture four fugitive slaves most probably hidden in the town. The actual violence started in the city when the Congress passed the second Fugitive Slave Law. The law required […]

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