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10 Factual Things on Slavery That Hollywood Never Nails Down

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

1.)  R*ped was a common practice during #slavery. The laws in the South embodied a race-based double standard where #Black men accused of R*ped during the period were often punished with castration or death. However, white men could R*ped enslaved women without any punishment. 2.)  Enslaved Black women practiced self-abortion. They found medicine or herbs to […]

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 ​January 10, 1888: A.B. Blackburn Receives A Patent

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

African-American inventor, A.B. Blackburn received a patent for a railway signal. Patent# 376,362. Read more stories like this at: Daily Black History Facts

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​January 10, 1966: Vernon Dahmer Sr’s Home Is Firebombed

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

As his wife, Ellie, and their children escaped the inferno, gunshots were fired from the streets and Vernon returned fire from inside the house. He was severely burned from the waist up before he could escape and died the next day. The Dahmer home, grocery store, and car were destroyed in the fire. Vernon Ferdinand […]

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​January 6, 1993: Dizzy Gillespie Died 

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

Gillespie died of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, NJ, where he was a longtime resident. He was 75 yrs old. John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic’s Scott Yanow wrote, “Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say […]

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Elizabeth Freeman: The First Black Justice

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

BY WALTER OPINDE Who could ever imagine of a slave filing and winning a case in the U.S. Court of Law during the slavery or post-slavery era? Well, this lady- Mam Bett did it! Elizabeth Freeman, commonly referred to by some historians as Mum Bett or Mumbet, was the first African-American slave to file and […]

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How An Editorial Challenging The Myth Of Pure-White Womanhood Led To The Wilmington Race Riot Of 1898

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

A politically motivated attack by whites against the city’s leading African-American citizens, the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 documents the lengths to which Southern White Democrats went to regain political domination of the South after Reconstruction.  The violence began on Thursday, November 10th in the predominantly African American city of Wilmington, North Carolina, at that time the state’s largest metropolis.  Statewide […]

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Flash Black Photo: African American Pedicab Driver – 1939

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

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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Never Forget Civil Rights Martyr Lamar Smith’s Story

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

Lamar Smith was a 63-year-old black farmer and a World War I veteran. He was also a member of the Regional Counsel of Negro Leadership and a voting rights activist. Smith was born in 1892 but very little is known about his childhood. Smith voted and he worked hard to help get other blacks out […]

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A Man Of Science: Emmett Chappelle’s 14 US Patents Make His Contributions Vital In The Science World

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

Emmett Chappelle, inventor, was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 25, 1925.  His scientific research and the fourteen United States patents he received for his inventions make Chapelle’s contributions vital to the scientific world.  Much about Chappelle’s earlier life cannot be ascertained. He attended the University of California in 1950 and in 1954 received a Bachelor of Science degree.  Remarkably, without graduate […]

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Schooled by Youtube: Maurice Bishop….Inspiration for Our Independence (TRUE INDEPENDENCE)

Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

At Black Then, we often see videos that make us stop and think. They frequently reveal information that is not broadcast to the masses and great talents that are not shown in mainstream media. In a video posted on the Great Griot Youtube channel, we learn more about Maurice Bishop….Inspiration for Our Independence (TRUE INDEPENDENCE) […]

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