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Today in 1946, W.E.B. DuBois Delivered This Message At The Southern Youth Legislature

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

On October 20, 1946, seventy-eight year old W.E.B DuBois delivered the address at the closing session of the Southern Youth Legislature in Columbia South Carolina.  Although this was one of his last major orations, he used the occasion to inspire his audience to continue the struggle for racial justice to which he had devoted his […]

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Melba D. Liston: First Woman Trombonist in Big Band Era

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

Melba Doretta Liston was the first woman trombonist in the big band jazz era. An acclaimed big band jazz music arranger, her popular arrangements are infused with African beats and rhythms. During the course of her career, Liston worked with many jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, and Count Basie. Liston was […]

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Slavery Through the Eyes of an Enslaved Child: Fannie Moore Narrative

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

During #slavery children were a big part of the plantation life. The more children the better for slave owners; males slaves meant more laborers, and female slaves meant more breeding. Most slave women didn’t want to bring children into the world of slavery but for those who did, their children suffered the along with the […]

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts: Where the Black Elite Feel at Home During the Summer

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts has long been referred to as the “Black Hamptons.” It is the most famous and enduring black beach resort. Several prominent black leaders have vacationed at the resort including Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr,. in the 1940s and in more recent years, former President Barack Obama. Oaks Bluffs, is an integrated […]

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Europe’s Forgotten ‘Hitler’ Killed Over 10 Million Africans — But the West Erased it From History

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

Facebook has developed into a way to connect people, spread awareness, and spark conversations throughout the U.S. and the world at large. On Past African American History (Not In the Books), we discovered fascinating post by Susan Coleman Dwyer about Europe’s Forgotten ‘Hitler’ Killed Over 10 Million Africans — But the West Erased it From […]

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Schooled by Youtube: Chester Himes Novelist During Harlem Renaisance Known for Detective Books

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

At Black Then, we often see videos that make us stop and think. They frequently reveal information that is not broadcasted to the masses and are created by great talents that are not shown in mainstream media. In this video we found, we learn more about The Black Then Channel is an all-black history, news […]

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Flash Black Photo: African American Beauty Contestants

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

Vintage #African American photography courtesy of #Black History Album, The Way We Were.00 Found On Flicker.com in Black History Album

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The St. Croix Labor Riot Organized by 3 Women Leaders “Queens of the Fireburn”

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

The 1878 Labor Riot on St. Croix was also known as #Fireburn. The riot occurred on October 1, 1878. There were 3 women leaders of the riot who became known as the “Queens of the Fireburn.” In July 1848, the laborers of Danish West Indies staged a protest and gained their freedom, but their freedom […]

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Detroit African-American History Museum opens Aretha Franklin exhibit this week

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

The Detroit African-American History Museum is opening an exhibit on Aretha Franklin this month after the soul singer died in August. The Detroit Free Press reports the exhibit, which will run from Sept. 25-Jan. 21, will be followed by a long-term exhibit that is expected to open in 2020. When it opens on Tuesday, “Think” […]

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Mangbetu Tribe, Elongated Heads a Common Practice Among Tribal Women

Oct 20, 2018 05:10 am

The #Mangbetu are a group of people who are located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, living in Orientale Province. The majority of the people live in the villages of Poko, Watsa, Rungu, and Wamba. The Mangbetu achieved a very high level of technological and material development, as indicated by early reports from European […]

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