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Ring Legends: Frank Craig

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Frank Craig--also known as “The Harlem Coffee Cooler”--was a boxer known to be very technical in his approach.

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Willie Brown: The Delta Blues Journeyman

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Willie Lee Brown came from a similar background as Mississippi musicians Charlie Patton, Henry Sloan, Robert Johnson, and Son House and would influence blues guitar. WILLIE BROWN’S CAREER Born on August 6, 1900, in Clarksdale, Mississippi he was married to guitarist Josie Mills by the age of 11. It’s possible that he picked up guitar around this time while living in […]

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Hank Aaron: One of the Greatest Baseball Legends in History

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Baseball legend Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron is one of the greatest players to ever hit the field. Aaron played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League. Aaron has been ranked 5th on the list of “100 Greatest Baseball Players.” Aaron was born […]

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Hallie Quinn Brown: Trailblazer Teacher, Writer, and Women’s Activist

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Hallie Quinn Brown was a well-known teacher, writer, and women’s activist throughout the Southern U.S. Brown also was one of the founding members of the Colored Woman’s League of Washington, D.C., which in 1894 merged with the National Association of Colored Women. Brown was born on March 10, 1850, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was the […]

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Dr. W. H. C. Stephenson: Northern Nevada’s Most Prominent African-American Citizen (19th Century)

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Dr. W. H. C. Stephenson was northern Nevada’s most prominent African-American citizen in the nineteenth century. Stephenson was one of the few African Americans in Virginia City to serve as an unofficial spokesperson for the Black community in the 1860s. He was involved in numerous efforts to improve conditions for those living in Nevada. Stephenson […]

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Wonder Woman Wednesday: Norma Miller, Eight Decades Later Still The “Queen of Swing”

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Norma Miller, nicknamed the “Queen of Swing,” is one of the few remaining original Lindy Hoppers who danced in the Savoy Ballroom and NYC in the 1930s and 40s. Vivacious and spunky as ever, she currently tours the world, spreading the joy and history of Lindy Hop to new generations of swing dancers and interested […]

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Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Exposed [VIDEO]

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

On July 24, 1972, the Washington Star Newspaper exposed a 40 year experiment to examine the effects of untreated syphilis in African American men. The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment began in 1932 in Macon County, Alabama. Participants were told the experiment would provide treatment for “bad blood.” Six hundred men with and without the disease were persuaded to […]

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Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind Amazing Baseball

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was a professional baseball player who played as a second baseman. He was the first African-American to play straight in MLB (Major League Baseball) in the modern times. Robinson was the one who broke all the color barriers when he played as the first Black athlete with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April […]

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Bryan Stevenson Addresses Poverty Distortion And Racial Inequalities (TED Talk)

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, addresses the poverty distortion and racial inequalities that are rampant in the United States today. Discussing controversial issues such as the death penalty and life in prison without parole for children, Stevenson encourages us to talk about our uncomfortable past and present in order […]

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Schooled by Youtube: CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON THE MAN WHO KILLED JIM CROW

Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am

[ In this video we found, we learn more about The Black Then Channel is an all-black history, news and commentary channel. Black Then features the untold stories of african american game changers, icons, and legends. We use videos by today’s best historians, thinkers, creators, commentators, and speakers to educate people about our past. The […]

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