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Saturday Open Thread

Found this piece of history. Our history is so diverse. Mae Reeves started Mae’s Millinery Shop in 1940 with a $500 bank loan. It stayed open until 1997. See her ornate hats in our collection: https://t.co/pHyhoQAQ1c #HiddenHerstory #NationalHatDay pic.twitter.com/GuhPNVVq1g — … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | A Piece of History That All Should Know

I learn something new everyday. I had never heard of this American Hero. Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement January 15, 20187:00 AM ET In December 1955, after Rosa Parks refused … Continue reading

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Google Honors The Silent Parade: The first mass protests against lynching and anti-black violence in the United States

The Negro Silent Protest Parade was a silent protest march of 8,000-10,000 African Americans along Fifth Avenue starting at 57th Street in New York City on July 28, 1917. The parade was in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Shariah Harris To Make History in the Sport of Polo

Pennsylvania teen, 19, to make history as the first black woman to ever play in top tier of US polo after discovering it by accident 12 years ago By Associated Press and Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com Published: 14:06 EDT, 29 … Continue reading

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#BlackHistory: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln & Henry Berry’s views on Black People

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Black History | First Black President

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Tuesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated : Moonlight

Moonlight is the little movie that could. About a year and a half ago, the only people talking about Moonlight were Black film geeks. I heard about it from Shadow and Act. I haven’t seen Moonlight, but everyone that I’ve … Continue reading

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