Category Archives: History

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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Black History | FBI investigates claim suspects in 1946 Georgia mass lynching may be alive

US authorities are investigating whether some of those responsible for one of the American south’s most notorious mass lynchings are still alive, in an attempt to finally bring prosecutions over the brutal unsolved killings. FBI agents have questioned a man … Continue reading

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Black History |The Slave Trade | Conditions on Slave Ships

Conditions on Slave Ships How the slaves were “packed” There are two ways for the captains to load their boats with slaves. One system is called loose packing to deliver slaves. Under that system, captains transported fewer slaves than their … Continue reading

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Black History | Slave Auction Block

As in any mercantile system, slave agents recorded, insured, advertised, displayed, and finally, sold their “wares” to the highest bidders. To prepare for sales, dealers fed, cleaned, and oiled down slaves to hide disease and to improve appearance. Sales took … Continue reading

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Black History | Characteristics of the Lynching Era

The thousands of African Americans lynched between 1880 and 1950 differed in many respects, but in most cases, the circumstances of their murders can be categorized as one or more of the following 1. Lynchings that resulted from a wildly … Continue reading

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