Year: 2021

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Kenny Washington Breaks the NFL’s Color Barrier

If you were able to go back in time and tell sports fans of the late 1930s and early 1940s that a young Black athlete would become an American icon for breaking a color barrier, they’d likely think you were talking about Kenny Washington. Few would imagine you were describing Jackie Robinson, who followed Washington at […]

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Revisiting the murder of Louis Allen

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US Steel Eastern Kentucky City Building

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The Corbin Expulsion of All Black People in 1919

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US Supreme Court OK’s Jim Crow Laws

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Knoxville’s Red Summer: The Riot of 1919

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The Ocoee Massacre: A Documentary Film

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Rosewood Series – A History

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White Terrorist Against Black People

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George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life

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Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad

Charles Leonhardt, an abolitionist who fought beside John Brown during his abolitionist crusade in Territorial Kansas. Leonhardt was one of the leaders of the militant abolitionists in Kansas Territory and helped to form one the first Free State guerilla forces in Kansas Territory. John James Smith (1820 – 1906) was a barber shop owner, abolitionist, a three-term […]

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John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry

John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry (formerly spelled Harper’s Ferry) was an effort by abolitionist John Brown, from October 16 to 18, 1859, to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. It has been called the dress rehearsal for, or Tragic Prelude to, the Civil War. Brown’s party of 22 was defeated by a company of U.S. Marines, led […]

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Racist Attempt to Stop Civil Rights Act of 1957

On August 28, 1957, United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina began a filibuster, or extended speech, intended to stop the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. It began at 8:54 p.m. and lasted until 9:12 p.m. the following day, for a total length of 24 hours and 18 minutes. This made the filibuster the longest single-person filibuster in U.S. Senate […]

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15 Untold Black History Inventors

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male (informally referred to as the “Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment,” the “Tuskegee Syphilis Study,” the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the African American Male,” the “U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee,” or the “Tuskegee Experiment”) was an ethically unjustified study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States […]

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History of Jim Crow

Check out the closing part of this documentary that highlights the extreme racist practice against black athletes by the Washington Football Team, until it was forced by the U.S. Federal Government since it accepted federal funds to build their new football stadium in 1962.

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How Dave Chappelle’s Great-Grandfather Made History Before Him – Real American History

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1963: The Year That Changed Everything

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1619 Project – New York Times

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