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Harlem Renaissance: The Cultural Explosion and New Era of Black Pride

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

BY WALTER OPINDE Six decades after the abolition of slavery in the United States, African-Americans were still battling for their rights and freedom. The only way they could do this was through the formation of revolutionary groups, associations, and movements. Therefore, Harlem Renaissance was one of such avenues formed during the 1920s. Almost a century […]

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The Niagara Movement of the 20th Century

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

BY: SETH WILLIAMS At the dawn of the 20th century, African Americans held their first assembly to advance their position in the United States: The Niagra Movement.  Among those in attendance were W.E.B. Du Bois, William Trotter, and Ida B. Wells.  The group’s vision set a standard for inclusion and equality that would eventually be […]

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Angelo Herndon: Sentenced To 20 Years On A GA Chain Gang For Organizing A Peaceful Demonstration Of Unemployed Workers In Atlanta

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

Angelo Herndon was the defendant in one of the most publicized and notorious legal cases of the 1930s. In 1932, nineteen-year-old Herndon was arrested under an obscure 19th century servile insurrection law for attempting to organize a peaceful demonstration of unemployed workers in Atlanta. Largely due to the efforts of the Communist Party-affiliated International Labor […]

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Angela Jackson: Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, Writer

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

Angela Jackson is a award-winning poet, playwright and writer. She is well-known for her work with Chicago’s Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC). The organization’s goal was to advance “the conscious development and articulation of the Black Aesthetic.” Jackson was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on July 25, 1951. She was the fifth child of George […]

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Joseph E. Lee: One of the First African Americans to Practice Law in Florida

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

Joseph E. Lee was born in Philadelphia.  He served as one of the most influential black men in Florida during the early twentieth century. Lee graduated from the Institute for Colored Youth in the early 1860s and graduated from Howard University in law, 1873. He was admitted to the Florida bar that year and was […]

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Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell: Noted as Being First African-American Sportscaster of Negro Leagues

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell is considered to be the nation’s first African-American sportscaster and a chronicler of the Negro Leagues. It was often said that not much prevented Maxwell from doing what he liked, except for occasional racism. Maxwell was born on December 18, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey, where he lived most of his life. […]

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William Du Bois: The First African-American to earn a Doctorate

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

BY WALTER OPINDE Born on 23rd February 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the young Du Bois grew up to become an African-American sociologist, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, historian, editor, and author. He grew up in a relatively unified and tolerant community. The young William reportedly excelled quite well in Great Barrington’s public school, graduating as […]

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​January 14, 1963: George Wallace Is Sworn In As Governor

Jan 23, 2019 12:11 am

Wallace was sworn in as Governor of Alabama and in his infamous inaugural address vowed, “segregation now … segregation tomorrow … segregation forever.” 1963 INAUGURAL ADDRESS: After his election, Wallace wanted to make it clear he intended to keep his campaign promise to fight against integration. Carter spent several weeks writing the inaugural address, and […]

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