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Flash Black Photo: Woman – Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 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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Underground Railroad Conductor Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced last summer that the government was going to incorporate a woman on the $10 bill, which would mark the first appearance of a female portrait on U.S paper currency in 100 years. However, an online group had been […]

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Legendary Singer, Songwriter Prince Has Died At Age 57

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

Prince has died aged 57 at his estate in Minnesota, just days after he was rushed to hospital from his private plane with flu.  Paramedics were called out to his Paisley Park estate at 9.43am and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality. A forensics team and a medical examiner are […]

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Billy Taylor: Renowned Pianist, Composer, Broadcaster, Educator [VIDEO]

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

Billy Taylor was a composer, educator, broadcaster, and pianist. Taylor was born in Greenville, North Carolina, July 24, 1921. His family moved to Washington, D.C., when he was five years old. He grew up in a musical family and learned to play different instruments as a child, including guitar, drums, and saxophone. However, Taylor was […]

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Sarasota, Florida: First Black Community and Settlers Arrived in 1884

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

The first Black community in Sarasota, Florida, was located at Southeast Corner Central Ave. and Blvd. of the Arts (6th Street). Black settlers Lewis and Irene Colson arrived in 1884. Lewis Colson assisted in surveying the town of Sarasota and contributed to the development of the community in many ways. By 1886, other black families […]

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[Video] The Powerful Voice of Madeline Bell

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

A soul singer with a powerful voice, Madeline Bell’s name might be lost in music history but her work in a different genre would be a vocal influence in EDM. 1960s: BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS Born July 23, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey, Madeline Bell pursued singing at an early age before starting her career […]

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Boxing Legends: “Little Chocolate” George Dixon Pt. II

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

In 1888, “Little Chocolate” George Dixon was really just getting his fists calloused in the boxing business after trying it out in 1886 and 1887. He started the year with a string of victories before falling into two draws then picking it up against with two wins. That momentum was cut short when he ran […]

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Wonder Woman Wednesday: First African American Woman To Own A Men’s Pro Basketball Team

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

First African American Woman to Own a Men’s Professional Basketball Team and hold the titles of CEO and General Manager; Consultant to Sports Professionals and Sports Management Groups; Sports Agent; and  2008 Ebony Magazine Top 150 Most Influential African Americans. Alexis Levi was born in Castro Valley, CA.  She received her B.A. degree in Cal […]

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Boxing Legends: “Little Chocolate” George Dixon

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia “Little Chocolate” George Dixon was a Canadian featherweight boxer of the late 19th and very early 20th century. While his name should be familiar to boxing enthusiasts, his significance to sports history seems to be forgotten. Dixon was the first Black boxing world champion of any weight class. Not only that, […]

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Flash Black Photo: African American Jockey

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 pm

1469436546_251_Flash-Black-Photo-African-American-Jockey.jpgAt 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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