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Leroy Smith: Prominent Activist and First African American Licensed to Sell Fire Arms in Colorado

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

Leroy Smith was a well-known figure in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. Smith was born in Poteau, Oklahoma on July 11, 1911. As a young boy, he worked in the cotton fields and then as a railroad Pullman Porter. He eventually settled in the Denver area where he opened The Rhythm Records Shop in […]

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Remembering Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain: 5 Things About The Man Who Dominated The Basketball Court And Bedroom

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

#Wilt Chamberlain. The mere mention of the Big Dipper’s name evokes images of hoops dominance and romantic impossibilities. The man who once scored 100 points in a single game and claimed to have bedded 20,000 women was a fairly enigmatic figure, though, as his huge athletic gifts made him something of a loner throughout his […]

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​September 28, 1991: Miles Davis Died

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

At 65, Davis died from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City Miles Dewey Davis was a jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles […]

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Flash Black Photo: Negro League, East All-Star Team, 1939

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 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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Biscoe Family Murder: Covered by Ida B. Wells in Book “Lynching Imbeciles-An Arkansas Butchery

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

In early February 1892, Hamp Biscoe (or Bisco), his pregnant wife, and his thirteen-year-old son were killed in Keo (Lonoke County); their infant escaped with only a minor wound. This murder was apparently the culmination of years of suffering and bitterness on the part of the Biscoe family. Hamp Biscoe had a small farm near […]

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Thelma Dewitty: First Black Teacher to be Hired by the Seattle Public School System

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

Thelma Dewitty was the first black teacher to be hired by the Seattle Public School System. Dewitty was born in Beaumont, Texas. She began her career as a schoolteacher in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933. She received her bachelor’s degree in from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, in 1941 and transferred to teach in her […]

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Opera Tells Story of Negro Leagues Baseball Star Josh Gibson

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

“An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth’s, will have its world premiere in Pittsburg in April,” according to the Washington Post. On April 29th, 2017, the Pittsburg Opera will premiere “The Summer King,” which tells the story of baseball star and legend Josh Gibson. Who would consider Opera […]

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Flash Black Photo: African American Man

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 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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Christopher James Priest: The First Black Editor and Writer in Comics

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

Christopher James Priest (James Christopher Owsley) is a writer of comic books who is at times credited simply as ‘Priest’. He changed his name legally around 1993. He was the first black editor and writer in comics. Priest was born on June 30, 1961, in Queens, New York. He made his professional debut as a […]

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Alice Childress: Actor, Author, and Playwright for Four Decades

Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am

Alice Childress was an American playwright, actor, and author. Childress is recognized as the only black woman to have written, produced, and published plays for four decades. Childress was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but at the age of nine, after her parents separated, she moved to Harlem where she lived with her grandmother on […]

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