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The Eight Box Law of 1882

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

The Eight Box Law of 1882 was an election law designed to ensure white supremacy in South Carolina without violating the Fifteenth Amendment, which barred states from depriving their citizens of the vote on the basis of race. Even after the defeat of Reconstruction, Congress still enforced the amendment on several occasions; one such case […]

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Nettie Craig Asberry: Civil Rights Leader, Educator, and Social Worker

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

Nettie Craig Asberry was best-known for her extraordinary work fighting racism and opening doors for women. Asberry was a founding member of the Tacoma NAACP, a music teacher, a club woman, and in later years, she worked throughout the community as a social worker. Asberry was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1865. She was the […]

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Arthur Allen Fletcher: Father of Affirmative Action

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

Arthur A. Fletcher organized his first civil rights protest at the Junction City Junior-Senior High School in 1943. Fletcher refused to allow his high school picture and those of his African-American students in his class to appear “at the back” of the school yearbook. Born in 1924 in Phoenix, Arizona, his family moved frequently until […]

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Poet Nikki Giovanni’s, “All I Gotta Do” Poem

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

  All I Gotta Do all i gotta do is sit and wait sit and wait and it’s gonna find me all i gotta do is sit and wait if i can learn how what i need to do is sit and wait cause i’m a woman sit and wait what i gotta do is […]

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Ask A Slave S2Ep1: True Story [VIDEO]

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

Ask A Slave is a satirical web series based on the actress’ time working as a living history character at the popular historic site, George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Starring Azie Dungey as Lizzie Mae and directed by Jordan Black. All questions and interactions are based on true events. Real Questions. Real Comedy. Learn more @ […]

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Happy Birthday, Curtis Mayfield!

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LATE GREAT LEGENDARY, MR. CURTIS MAYFIELD!!!! Curtis Lee Mayfield was a soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He achieved both mainstream solo success and recognition from his involvement with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement. Mayfield is regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically-conscious African-American music. […]

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Test Reveal That Prince Died Of Opioid Overdose

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

CHICAGO (AP) — Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The […]

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Sarann Knight-Preddy: Las Vegas, Nevada Business Leader & Gaming Pioneer

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

Sarann Knight-Preddy was an American business leader and gaming pioneer in the U.S. state of Nevada. In 1950, she became the “first and only woman of color to receive a gaming license” in the state. Born in Eufaula, Oklahoma to mixed-race parents, Preddy married just out of high school and moved with her family to […]

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Author & Poet George Moses Horton’s, “To Eliza”

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

To Eliza Eliza, tell thy lover why Or what induced thee to deceive me? Fare thee well–away I fly– I shun the lass who thus will grieve me. Eliza, still thou art my song, Although by force I may forsake thee; Fare thee well, for I was wrong To woo thee while another take thee. […]

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June 2, 1985: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers became the all-time …

May 01, 2020 11:22 am

June 2, 1985: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers became the all-time leading scorer in NBA playoff history, surpassing Jerry West’s total of 4,457 points, as the Lakers beat Boston 136-111 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, a series they would win in 6 games. Abdul-Jabbar was eventually passed for total playoff points […]

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