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BlackPast is dedicated to providing a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African America and of people of African ancestry around the world. We aim to promote greater understanding through this knowledge to generate constructive change in our society.

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BlackPast is dedicated to providing a global audience with ...

Posted: (4 days ago) BlackPast is dedicated to providing a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African America and of people of African ancestry around the world. We aim to promote greater understanding through this knowledge to generate constructive change in our society.

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Shereese Francis (1982-2012) - BlackPast.org

Posted: (6 days ago) On March 15, 2012, Shereese Francis was suffocated and murdered by four New York Police Department (NYPD) officers in her family home in Rochdale, Queens, New York. Although she was diagnosed with schizophrenia while studying at Nassau Community College, she was able to control it through the use of medication and worked hard in school.

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Free African Society of Philadelphia (1787- ?)

Posted: (6 days ago) In 1787, Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, prominent black ministers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed the Free African Society (FAS) of Philadelphia, a mutual aid and religious organization.Allen and Jones envisioned the Society as the foundation of an interdenominational church for the city’s free black population. Allen, however, found the FAS’s incorporation of Quaker practices ...

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The Clinton Desegregation Crisis (1956)

Posted: (4 days ago) The Clinton Desegregation Crisis of 1956 occurred at Clinton High School in Clinton Tennessee. The crisis was the result of the 1954 Brown v.Board of Education ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which called for the desegregation of public schools across the nation. In January 1956, U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Taylor ordered Clinton High School to desegregate during the 1956-1957 school ...

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Amanda America Dickson Toomer (1849-1893) - BlackPast.org

Posted: (9 days ago) Heiress and socialite Amanda America Dickson Toomer was, in her time, the wealthiest African American woman in Georgia, and one of the wealthiest women in the United States.. Born November 20, 1849, on the Dickson Plantation, near Sparta, Georgia (Hancock County), Amanda America was the product of her 12-year-old mother, an enslaved house servant, Julia Francis Lewis, and 40-year-old David ...

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Black Swan Records (1921-1923)

Posted: (6 days ago) Black Swan Records was the first black-owned recording company that sold popular music to black audiences. Black Swan Records specialized in jazz and blues recordings but it also became the first company to record black classical musicians.During its brief existence from 1921 and 1923, Black Swan Records would release over 180 records, a number that far surpassed any subsequent black-owned ...

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The Black Arts Movement (1965-1975) - BlackPast.org

Posted: (6 days ago) The Black Arts Movement was the name given to a group of politically motivated black poets, artists, dramatists, musicians, and writers who emerged in the wake of the Black Power Movement. The poet Imamu Amiri Baraka is widely considered to be the father of the Black Arts Movement, which began in 1965 and ended in 1975.. After Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965, those who embraced ...

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Carr and Sparrow’s Beach, Annapolis, Maryland (1926-1974)

Posted: (4 days ago) Carr’s Beach, at one time one of the leading beaches for east coast African Americans, was affectionately called, “The Beach.” Although The Beach no longer exists as a vacation getaway spot, Carr’s Beach and its neighboring Sparrow’s Beach were two of the major Chesapeake Bay resorts that catered exclusively to African Americans between the 1930s and the 1960s.

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The Bordentown School (1886-1955) - BlackPast.org

Posted: (15 days ago) The “Bordentown School,” founded in 1886 in Bordentown, New Jersey, began as a self-sustaining, co-educational, vocational school in a two-story residence in Bordentown, New Jersey.Originally established as a private institution by Rev. Walter A. Rice, a college-educated former slave and minister with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, it was taken over by the state of New ...

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(1946) W.E. B. Du Bois, “Behold the Land”

Posted: (13 days ago) On October 20, 1946, seventy-eight year old W.E.B Du Bois delivered the address at the closing session of the Southern Youth Legislature in Columbia South Carolina. Although this was one of his la…

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