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Tyra Jackson Jul 17
Did you know that in addition to being a millionaire entrepreneur, Madame C.J. Walker was a civil rights activist? In 1917, she was part of a delegation that traveled to the White House to petition President Woodrow Wilson to make lynching a federal crime.
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UnitedAfrican🇬🇭🇯🇲🇿🇦🇺🇬🇸🇸🇨🇩🇰🇪🇪🇹🇳🇬 Jul 17
I believe the ancestors spoke through MalcolmX, His messages were extremely accurate about the global condition of the black race. He was always able to preach the honest truth about our people and the opposition...
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Tyra Jackson 15h
Did you know that architect Paul R. Williams mastered the art of rendering drawings upside-down so that his clients would see the drawings right side up. Williams's style became associated with California glamour, beauty and naturalism!
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Dr. Jessica Parr Jul 16
Important collections that need to be saved and preserved together! H/T
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Tyra Jackson Jul 15
Did you know that Ray Charles began losing his sight at an early age and was completely blind by the time he was 7, but never relied upon a cane or guide dog? He was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural ceremony in 1986!
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Tyra Jackson Jul 21
Did you know that Cathay Williams was the 1st and only known female Buffalo Soldier? Williams was born into slavery and worked for the Union army during the Civil War. She posed as a man and enlisted as William Cathay in the 38th infantry in 1866.
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Tyra Jackson Jul 18
Did you know that Phillis Wheatley became the first published African-American poet in 1774 with her collection Poems on Various Subjects, a work of distinction that looked to many literary classical traditions?
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M.J. Mouton Jul 15
Roger Arliner Young's story is one of persistence. She struggled academically, cared for her disabled mother and fought the odds of being black and a female to become the first African American woman to receive a doctorate degree in zoology.(1940) Look her up!
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Tyra Jackson Jul 20
Did you know that the "Dee" in actor Billy Dee Williams's name is short for his middle name, "December"?
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Tyra Jackson 23h
Did you know that NFL player John Williams won the Super Bowl as part of the Baltimore Colts before he eventually quit the league to become a dentist?
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Tyra Jackson Jul 17
Did you know that Muddy Waters, known for his infusion of the electric guitar into the Delta country genre,influenced some of the most popular rock acts,including the Bluesbreakers &the Rolling Stones,who named themselves after his popular 1950 song "Rollin' Stone"?
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Tyra Jackson Jul 14
Did you know that Reverend Al Sharpton preached his first sermon at the age of 4, and later toured with world-famous gospel singer Mahalia Jackson?
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Tyra Jackson Jul 19
Did you know that before Forest Whitaker was a film star, he was accepted into the music conservatory at the University of Southern California to study opera as a tenor?
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Naomi G. Davis Jul 21
If I had the money I'd buy these and open up a gallery for them. These are a beautiful part of black history and it's priceless.
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LOC Crowdsourcing 16h
Yesterday marked the 123rd anniversary of the NACW. Join us in making its history more accessible by transcribing the letters of co-founder Mary Church Terrell:
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Working Class History 17h
22 July 2017, Rashan Charles, a 20-year-old black British man, died shortly after being taken to hospital after being held down by police and a passerby in a shop in Dalston, East London
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Tyra Jackson Jul 15
Did you know that in the Lion King of 1994 just 5 off the 14 main characters- Mufasa (James Earl Jones), Shenzi (Whoopi Goldberg), Rafiki (Robert Guillaume), Sarabi (Madge Sinclair) & the young Nala (Niketa Calame) - were black?
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Culture& 2h
Last week to see , an interactive pop-up installation by at , showcasing the stories of Generation elders in the form of a Caribbean takeaway. Image © EVEWRIGHT
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Gregory Samford. Jul 22
RIP, Emlen Lewis Tunnell passed away on this date in 1975. He was an American football player and coach. He was the first African American to play for the New York Giants and also the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 🏈
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Safiri TV & Film 1h
Join me on my IGTV … & YouTube channels for my series Safiri 🎥 Travel the world & learn your history. This is Safiri! Episodes are available now 🎥🙏🏾🎥
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