Month: March 2021

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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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