Tag Archives: Black 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 | Elaine Race Riot Lynching Massacre

In 1919, tragedy struck Elaine, Arkansas. In events that were largely overlooked by the history books, whites rioted against the black population. Elaine, Arkansas, Race Riot of 1919, a riot by white mobs that resulted in the deaths of 200 … 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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A Black Mississippi Judge’s Breathtaking Speech To Three White Murderers

hat tip-POU, Liza From NPR Blogs Carlton W. Reeves, U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Mississippi A Black Mississippi Judge’s Breathtaking Speech To Three White Murderers FEBRUARY 13, 201512:54 PM ET Here’s an astonishing speech by U.S. … Continue reading

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