Category Archives: History

Simone Manuel, Liza Neal & Natalie Hinds Make History: Sweep 100 Free at Division 1 NCAA Swimming

It would be nice to have actual footage of the swim, don’t you think? But scouring the IN-TER-NETS, NONE! Please post video if you find any. Thanks! Stanford University swimmers Lia Neal and Simone Manuel, who set an American Record, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread |Cicely Tyson Week

Happy Hump day! Hope you’re enjoying Cicely Tyson week. Now let’s get to the ROOTS! In 1977, Cicely Tyson starred as Kunta Kinte’s mother in the ground-breaking TV Mini series ROOTS.

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Selma 50th Anniversary

Legislation removed barriers that had prevented black people from voting. Millions joined voting rolls across the country, and thousands went on to win elections to offices in city halls, state legislatures, Congress, and, eventually, the White House. Rep. John Lewis, … Continue reading

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Videos & Photos | President Obama Selma Speech & The First Family In Selma

Update: Full Selma Speech The sun sets over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where preparations for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march with a visit Saturday with President Barack Obama and the first family, Friday, March. 6, 2015, in … Continue reading

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BlackHistory: #AmeriKKKa Selling humans for profit

America has committed crimes beyond description against black people, caused destruction of families and untold sufferings.

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Black History | Celebrating 50 years | #Selma March 1965

Hat tip Smithsonian.com

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Black History | Black Brain Trust

The Black Cabinet was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs, an informal group of African-American public policy advisors to United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was supported by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. By mid-1935, there were … Continue reading

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