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Flash Black Photo: Roaring Twenties: African American Flappers

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

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

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August 17: The Honorable Marcus Garvey Was Born Today in 1887

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

Photo credits: Charles River Editors Marcus Garvey, an impassioned leader of the Black Nationalist and Pan-African movements, was born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, on Aug. 17, 1887. His career in political activism started when he was just 14, when he left Jamaica to travel to South Africa as a journalist and newspaper editor. It […]

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Remembering Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander: Black America’s First Real Economist

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

Photo credits: Penn Archives – University of Pennsylvania Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (pictured) was an economist and attorney who became one of the first African American women in the United States to earn a doctoral degree.  Alexander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1898. She served in the administration of Pres. Harry S. Truman as a member of the […]

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The Cleveland Buckeyes: Baseball Team in the Negro Leagues

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

The Cleveland Buckeyes were established in 1942 as the Buckeyes Baseball Club, established initially in Cincinnati, Ohio (Ohio being the Buckeye State), scheduling seven league games in Cincinnati and nine in Cleveland, plus another five in Meadeville, Pennsylvania. The Buckeyes were a Negro league baseball team that played up until 1950. They played in two […]

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John Legend Performs The Slave Spiritual, “No More Auction Block”

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

John Legend Performs the slave spiritual, No More Auction Block.

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Flash Black Photo: The Ronettes

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 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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Sherley Anne Williams: American Poet, Novelist and Social Critic

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

Sherley Anne Williams was an African-American poet, novelist, professor and social critic. Many of her works tell stories about her life in the African-American community. Williams was born in Bakersfield, California. At the age of eight her father died of tuberculosis and when she was sixteen her mother died. She graduated from Thomas Alva Edison […]

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Langston Hughes: Harlem Renaissance Leader, Versatile Talent

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

By Ishan Sen James Mercer Langston Hughes was a man of many talents. Popularly known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, he was simultaneously a poet, novelist, essayist, columnist, playwright, translator and social activist. Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, as the second child of Caroline Langston and James Hughes. […]

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Butte Colored Giants: Well-Respected Negro Baseball Team in Montana

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

The Butte Colored Giants originated in the latter 1910s at the peak of Butte’s prosperity as a mining town. Frank Yamer, proprietor of the Silver City Club, a local black nightclub, operated the team during its early years in which it was often called the Silver City Giants. The Negro baseball team was based in […]

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Wayman “Red” Longley: Negro League Baseball Player & Umpire

Aug 17, 2020 09:29 am

Wayman “Red” Longley was a Negro League baseball player from 1931-1950 and occasionally served as a Negro League baseball umpire. Longley born September 7th, 1909 in Little Rock, AR, he was the son of William and Ora Longley. Longley played semi-professional baseball before joining the 1931-1932 Little Rock Grays and the 1933 Little Rock Stars, […]

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