#blackhistoryisamericanhistory photos & videos

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It's not over because you're tired of hearing about or seeing it. In fact it was happening while you some "had no idea", and it will continue if let it seem like all they have to do is wait our collective attention span out. The fight is for equally across the board. Race, cultural, age, gender, hair style, clothing size and the list goes on. No excuses. This needs to be address now. It's not an overnight success but it can be an success. #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #enoughisenough #areyouawake #justiceforall #equalityforall #stoppolicebrutality #policethepolice #togetherwearestronger #werise #werisebyliftingothers #areyoutiredyet #howwefight #defundthepolice #defundpolice #letstrysomethingnew #thisisntworking #itsnotgettingbetter #timeforachange #timeforchange #alllivesmatterright #alllivesmater #dontlosefocus #powertothepeople #unitedwestand #dividedwefall

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Medgar W. Evers July 2, 1925 - June 12, 1963

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Good ol' George Washington wasn't as great as they make you think. . For example, he "inherited" his first slaves at age 11 and when he died, Mount Vernon had 317 slaves. . And then there's his famous "wooden teeth". Pfft. Not wooden at all. . Go educate yourself a little more. Know better, do better. . #unlearnrelearn #educateyourself #teachyourkids #knowbetter #dobetter #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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This is precisely the motivation behind my rant yesterday #GOALDIGGERS 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Corporate responsibility falls on the leadership at EVERY level. And in the black community we have to make sure that we are incorporating the same type of energy as we rebuild. ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #teamgoaldiggers #blackpower #blackwallet #shakingthetable #sharonchuter #blackowned #pulluporshutup #blackownedbusiness #blackactivist #takeastandagainstracism #blackbusiness #blackwomen #blackbusinessman #blackhistory #supportblackbusiness #juneteenth #400years #blackgirlmagic #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #protectourwomen #freeish #therevolutionwillbetelevised #blacklivesmatter #letsmakeachange #blackeconomicpower # #buyblack #blackentrepreneurs #melaninpoppin

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Todays lesson: Claudette Colvin . I strongly encourage you to read the history behind these stories. Claudette is just as important to the bus boycott as Rosa. . #claudettecolvin #rosaparks #busboycott #educateyourself #teachyourkids #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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$10 REWARD Ranaway from the Subscriber in July last, his servant ELY, commonly calls himself JULY. A description is needless, as he is well known, belonging to the Pilot Boat Comfort. Since her loss, he was hired to Capt. Halwells of the Pucket Boat, and afterwards had a badge to work on the wharves generally, was also hired by Mr. W. Patton, to work on the Steamboat wharf. He has been all the Summer fishing and lorking about the Islands and in the City. He is at present somewhere about the market selling Oysters. If any information can be given of his being harbored by white persons, a liberal reward will be given Nov 30 3 RICHARD CLARK #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #americanhistory #africanamericanhistory

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Repost📰 @daniwandersjax On June 18, 1964, in St. Augustine, Florida, hotel owner James Brock poured acid into a pool full of black and civil rights white protesters at the Monson Motor Lodge. The pool was made for whites only, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planned the sit-in during the Civil Rights Movement. This violent, historical event, that occurred just about 45 minutes away from Jacksonville, 56 years ago, caught the attention of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the following day. On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed. Although signed, the act has clearly not been fully followed. We see discrimination every day, especially in 2020. It’s hard for me to take in the fact that racism is still very much alive. Many have blamed the media for pushing a “race war,” but honestly, this is just a battle that never ended in the first place. Just how people were segregated in the past, so was journalism. You’re getting slapped in the face by all these stories now, and it seems like so much to take in, but that’s only because stories were never allowed to be published or aired before in the first place. Do you know the story of Bob Hayes aka “Bullet Bob,” from Jacksonville, Florida? We have a local Olympic AND Super Bowl Champion (the only one in history, by the way ) who, during his time, almost didn’t get press from HIS OWN HOMETOWN, because he was a black man representing the United States in the Olympics. We need to educate ourselves. We need to do our own research, watch these documentaries, read, discuss, LISTEN. And those who are lucky enough to have a voice and platform, who stand up for these beliefs and for the people being silenced, we need to SPEAK. In the words Nas, “Read more, learn more, change the globe.” 🌎 #blacklivesmatter #jacksonvillefl #staugustineflorida #staug #staugustinehistory #jaxhistory #civilrightsmovement #martinlutherkingjr #igersstaugustine #13th #saveblacklives #igersjax #nojusticenopeace #daniwandersjax #americanhistory #icantbreathe #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #904jax #jaxisrad #904happyhour #pontevedrafl #pontevedrabeach #knowyourhistory

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These are some of our favorite books to read for the Fourth of July! We talk about the freedom that is traditionally celebrated versus the actual experience for so many Americans who were not/ are not yet free. We can ask and consider, freedom for whom? These books are all excellent. Search #shamelessbibliophile_july4 for reviews! Do you see any favorites or have any to add? * * * * #july4 #independenceday #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #weneeddiversebooks #readaloud #shamelessbibliophile_diverse #diversechildrensbooks #kidsbookstagram #4thofjulybooks #shamelessbibliophile #applepie4thofjuly #herrightfoot #daveeggers #obama #itooamamerica #faithringgold #lilliansrighttovote #langstonhughes #homeschoolbooks #antiracistparenting #antiracism #antiracistbooks

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“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” -ANGELA Y. DAVIS No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making antiracist choices, we (un )consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or antiracist is NOT about who you are; it is about what you DO. “To be antiracist is a radical choice in the face of history, requiring a radical reorientation of our consciousness.” -IBRAM KENDI . . . . . . #blacklivesmatter #blacktranslivesmatter #blackwomxnmatter #supportblackwomen #believeblackwomen #buyblack #buyblackowned #endracism #endwhitesupremacy #educate #educateyourself #educationispower #knowledgeispower #decolonize #decolonizeyourmind #decolonizethisplace #decolonizeyourbookshelf #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #speakup #whitesilenceisviolence #antiracism #fightracism #useyourvoice #useyourprivilege #checkyourprivilege #standinsolidarity #solidarity #intersectionality #intersectionalorbust #smashthepatriarchy

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On June 18, 1964, in St. Augustine, Florida, hotel owner James Brock poured acid into a pool full of black and white civil rights protesters at the Monson Motor Lodge. The pool was made for whites only, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planned the sit-in during the Civil Rights Movement. This violent, historical event, that occurred just about 45 minutes away from Jacksonville, 56 years ago, caught the attention of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the following day. On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed. Although signed, the act has clearly not been followed. We see discrimination every day, especially in 2020. It’s hard for me to take in the fact that racism is still very much alive. Many have blamed the media for pushing a “race war,” but honestly, this is just a battle that never ended in the first place. Just how people were segregated in the past, so was journalism. You’re getting slapped in the face by all these stories now, and it seems like so much to take in, but that’s only because stories were never allowed to be published or aired before in the first place. Do you know the story of Bob Hayes aka “Bullet Bob,” from Jacksonville, Florida? We have a local Olympic AND Super Bowl Champion (the only one in history, by the way ) who, during his time, almost didn’t get press from HIS OWN HOMETOWN, because he was a black man representing the United States in the Olympics. We need to educate ourselves. We need to do our own research, watch these documentaries, read, discuss, LISTEN. And those who are lucky enough to have a voice and platform, who stand up for these beliefs and for the people being silenced, we need to SPEAK. In the words of Nas, “Read more, learn more, change the globe.” 🌎 #blacklivesmatter #jacksonvillefl #staugustineflorida #staug #staugustinehistory #jaxhistory #civilrightsmovement #martinlutherkingjr #igersstaugustine #13th #saveblacklives #igersjax #nojusticenopeace #daniwandersjax #americanhistory #icantbreathe #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #904jax #jaxisrad #904happyhour #pontevedrafl #pontevedrabeach #knowyourhistory #speak #nas #readmorelearnmorechangetheglobe

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#FNBios 🌍 Charles Phillips Jr. was a son of former Egba enslaved people, Charles Phillips and Eliza Phillips. He was born in Freetown, and after some months moved to Badagry to join the Yoruba Mission. Following his father's steps after his death in 1860, he started training in the Church Missionary Society Institute of Ake in Abekuota. Phillips Jr. took part in the Mission in Lagos in 1885 as interpreter for the mission preachers at the Yoruba services. He developed a well recognized career in the CMS as schoolmaster, catechist, deacon, priest and from 1893 as Bishop. He died in 1906 in Ondo in the eastern part of Yorubaland. The information presented here is only a glimpse, more on these stories will be on our website soon. Text by: Leidy Alpízar-Alpízar ( @lei .alpizar ) Post Prepared by: Fernanda Sierra Suárez . #SayTheirNames #BLM #Enslavement #TransatlanticSlaveTrade #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #HistoryMatters #blacklivesmatter

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“Song in a Weary Throat. Memoir of an American Pilgrimage.”First published posthumously in 1987, Pauli Murray’s Song in a Weary Throat was critically lauded, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the Lilian Smith Book Award, among other distinctions. Yet Murray’s name and extraordinary influence receded from view in the intervening years; now they are once again entering the public discourse. At last, with the republication of this beautifully crafted memoir, Song in a Weary Throat takes its rightful place among the great civil rights autobiographies of the twentieth century. Please check my stories, courtesy of @wearepushblack to read more about this extraordinary civil rights activist. #blackliberation #paulimurray #civilrights #songinawearythroat #memoir #blackhistory #lgbtqia #northcarolina #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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“Mayor Johnny Magee of Laurel, Mississippi was moved to tears as he signed an executive order to lower all state flags flown on Laurel lands and donate them to local libraries.” ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻❤️ #blacklivesmatter #endwhitesupremacy #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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The curriculum validates the culture and vice versa. If I can quote Shakespeare and Robert Frost in conversation, I should be able to quote Morrison and Baldwin too. Marymount costs too much to send girls off to college and into the world this ignorant and uneducated on all facets of American culture. It’s time to challenge, shape and change the curriculum, Marymount. #changeishere #blackinprivate #blackatmarymount #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #marymountny

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A Press Photo of Senator Allen Ellender of Louisiana and Mrs. Mary Green. Mrs. Green spoke to members of the Senate Select Committee on Hunger and Nutrition in Florida. Allen J. Ellender was a U.S. senator from Louisiana, who served from 1937 until 1972. A staunch segregationist, he signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956, voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and opposed anti-lynching legislation in 1938. Despite being a racist and segregationist his legacy includes The Allen J. Ellender Memorial Library on the campus of Nicholls State University and a middle and high school in Louisiana both named in his honor. #nichollsstate #colonelpride #allenellender #BlackHistoryisAmericanHistory

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Today in Black History: Vermont became the first colony to ban slavery on this day in 1777. Long before Vermont became the 14th State, the people of the colony were known for their values of independence. In response to the abolitionist calls across the colonies to end slavery, Vermont decided to not only abolish slavery entirely, but also moved to provide voting rights to African American males. Though this action was without a doubt a historic event, African Americans were continually treated as lesser and their struggles were far from over in the newly formed United States. 📷: 1779 State Seal from Vermont History Explorer. #todayinblackhistory #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #sallieellisdavishouse

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(Swipe 👉🏾 for full story ) ⁣We're back with the 3rd installment of Slavery and Liquor: Whiskey. This series takes a look at the impact enslaved Black people had on the whiskey distilleries of America. 🥃⁣ ⁣⁣ This time we are analyzing America’s affinity with legendary yet unethical whiskey distilleries. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Like ❤️, comment 💬, and share 📲 with #slaveryandliquor . Tell us how you feel about these stories 📖 in the comments section!

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David Ruggles was an extraordinary freedom fighter. He was very active the Abolitionist movement and helped guide over 600 enslaved people to freedom including Frederick Douglass. Learn more about #NoMoreHiddenFigures 🔗 in the bio. ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽 Thank You Tees help elevate the stories of unsung Black contributions in the United States. Purchase a tee today at www.thanksaredue.com Look Good. Spread Knowledge • • • #NoMoreHiddenFigures #ThankYouTees #BLACKhistoryisAmericanhistory #blacklivesmatter #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlfly #blavitylife #colorlines #blackstudies #thanksaredue #naturalhairdoescare #herstory #naturalhaircommunity #naturalhair #unsungheroes #tellblackstories #blackexcellence #blackmancan #weareblackhistory #staywoke #naturalhair #blackmamasmatter #saythankyou #hbcugrads #woke #reproductiverights #reproductivejustice #blackcreatives #statementtee #blackwomenvote

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"Greenwood Avenue" is a virtual reality experience, created by Ayana Baraka, about a 14-year-old Black girl who lives in the Greenwood District, also known as Black Wall Street, during the 1920s. This scripted five-part series follows her coming of age story while revealing the history of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Over the course of two days, three hundred African-Americans were killed and thousands of Black-owned homes and Black-owned businesses were burned to the ground in the spring of 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Conversations with the late Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, one of the last known survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, informed the script. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT. A true labor of love from all involved. Over 50,000 total views and growing. Please continue to share. All 5 episodes are available NOW. Each episode is about 4-minutes and we suggest you watch them all together. Search “Greenwood Avenue” on YouTube to see all five episodes or follow the link in our bio. For best experience: Turn your phone horizontal and use headphones. #blackwallstreet #greenwoodavenuevr #virtualreality #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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"Greenwood Avenue" is a virtual reality experience, created by Ayana Baraka, about a 14-year-old Black girl who lives in the Greenwood District, also known as Black Wall Street, during the 1920s. This scripted five-part series follows her coming of age story while revealing the history of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Over the course of two days, three hundred African-Americans were killed and thousands of Black-owned homes and Black-owned businesses were burned to the ground in the spring of 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Conversations with the late Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, one of the last known survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, informed the script. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT. A true labor of love from all involved. Over 50,000 total views and growing. Please continue to share. All 5 episodes are available NOW. Each episode is about 4-minutes and we suggest you watch them all together. Search “Greenwood Avenue” on YouTube to see all five episodes or follow the link in our bio. For best experience: Turn your phone horizontal and use headphones. #blackwallstreet #greenwoodavenuevr #virtualreality #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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"Greenwood Avenue" is a virtual reality experience, created by Ayana Baraka, about a 14-year-old Black girl who lives in the Greenwood District, also known as Black Wall Street, during the 1920s. This scripted five-part series follows her coming of age story while revealing the history of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Over the course of two days, three hundred African-Americans were killed and thousands of Black-owned homes and Black-owned businesses were burned to the ground in the spring of 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Conversations with the late Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, one of the last known survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, informed the script. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT. A true labor of love from all involved. Over 50,000 total views and growing. Please continue to share. All 5 episodes are available NOW. Each episode is about 4-minutes and we suggest you watch them all together. Search “Greenwood Avenue” on YouTube to see all five episodes or follow the link in our bio. For best experience: Turn your phone horizontal and use headphones. #blackwallstreet #greenwoodavenuevr #virtualreality #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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#Repost @justiceforbreonnataylor ⁣ . . .⁣ Wear a mask, wash your hands, and arrest Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove. ⁣ ⁣ Say her Name Breonna Taylor. Demand justice for Breonna Taylor. ⁣ ⁣ #justiceforbreonnataylor #nojusticenopeace #wearamask #sayhername #independenceday #breonnataylor #breonnataylorwasmurdered

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This. Book. Is. Amazing. If, like me, you completed what is generally considered a full and excellent education without learning about the Great Migration (among other events important in the history of racism in this country ), you need to read or listen to this book. It is a work of nonfiction told as a narrative of three lives. Words fail to capture the everything of this book. #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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30 days of ᗷᒪᗩᑕK TᖇIᐯIᗩ- Day 2 What patriotic song was allegedly inspired by Sam Houston's love affair with a free mulatto woman from New Haven? ....... The current debate over monuments has me thinking 🤔 the world is filled with beautiful displays of our collective checkered past. As a child, this one in particular used to scare the heck out of me because unique positioning makes it look like he's headed your way as you drive past him at night 😳 🧟‍♂️ Remind me to tell you how I got over my fear of large statues likely triggered by this one here 😂

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“We Stand in solidarity with our black mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, partners, co-workers. We stand against racism and oppression” Asmaa Gardoud Makeup and concept @crodiomua Photo @stau_makeupartist

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1850 US FEDERAL CENSUS - SLAVE SCHEDULE Albemarle, Virginia, USA. No first names. No last names... merely their age and gender. Living human beings, documented as less than animals. Beautiful black souls age 1-75 years old on this list. Sold and kept as property. This week I discovered Warner Coxe, documented as holding 19 enslaved people in 1850. The Coxe family enslaved, abused, and raped my black family members, producing children and causing us to unfortunately have shared DNA with these monsters. Warner Coxe is my 5th great grandfather... because of enslavement and rape. In 1871, his grandson, William H. Coxe fathered my great great grandmother and 2 of her siblings between 1870-1875. My great great grandmother was their “house servent”. There are people in this world who know their great great grandmothers... let that sink in. This was not long ago. I fight for my daughter. I fight for me. I fight for all those who came before me. ✊🏽 #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory

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“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war. And until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.” -Haile Selassie I, Selected Speeches

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“I’m a little blackbird, looking for a bluebird too...” . Beautiful story of Florence Mills and her positive influence not only in black history, but in how music was shaped. The kids listened & learned her famous “I’m a Little Blackbird” song quickly and are so excited to dive more into the Harlem Renaissance and the beautiful jazz culture. . . . . . . #hereisourhomeschool #florencemills #jazzmusic #harlemrenaissance #blackhistory #blackhomeschoolfamily #homeschool #homeeducation #representationmatters #blackhomeschool #africanamericanhistory #musicappreciation #ourhomeschool #diversebooks #americanhistory #musichistory #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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One of my fav resources for teaching black history. If you missed out on learning critical aspects of American history, this is a great place to start.

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Happy Juneteenth friends! In case you aren't aware, June 19th marks the actual day enslaved people in America were freed. . . Although Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1863, there was resistance in Texas and slavery continued there for another 2.5 years, like nothing ever happened. On June 19th, 1865 a Union General arrived in Texas with enough troops to overpower the resistance and the remaining enslaved were finally freed. June 19th became an annual day of jubilant celebration and the name "Juneteenth" was coined. . . Over the years, the importance of Juneteenth became stifled for many reasons, including the miseducation shared in classrooms which only cited Lincoln's 1863 proclamation as the formal end of slavery. Thankfully, there has been a resurgence of Juneteenth celebrations in recent history but it's still not widely known (granted, I didn't grow up in the US but I never learned about it in college and didn't hear the term until well into adulthood ). . . In 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas. I think it's time other states follow suit! . . EDIT: You're welcome to repost with credit. 💕 . . #PalettePlay2020 #PalettePlay2020_June // If you'd like access to this color palette I'm using all month, sign up for my once-a-month newsletter! (link in bio ) . . #giacolors #designspiration #colorful #colorpalettes #colorcrush #livecolorfully #freelancedesigner #drawsomething   #atlanta #graphicdesigncentral #digitalillustration #sketch #procreateartist #ipadart #juneteenth #amplifyblackvoices #juneteenthcelebration #shareblackstories #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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“In January 1945, a C-54 cargo plane carrying a group of young Army officers departed an Air Transport Command terminal in Washington for war-torn Europe. Among the passengers was a 26-year-old major named Charity Adams, who was quietly making history as the first African-American commanding officer in the Women’s Army Corps to be deployed to a theater of war.” Read the full article at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/magazine/6888th-battalion-charity-adams.html?referringSource=articleShare #NoMoreHiddenFigures ✊🏽 ✊🏾 ✊🏿 Our t-shirts help elevate the stories of unsung Black contributions in the US. Purchase a tee today to join our movement. Look good. Spread knowledge. Click the 🔗 in the bio to learn more Black contributors • • • #NoMoreHiddenFigures #ThankYouTees #BLACKhistoryisAmericanhistory #blacklivesmatter #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlfly #BlackHistoryMonth #blackstudies #problack #naturalhairdoescare #herstory #naturalhaircommunity #blackexcellence #blackmancan #weareblackhistory #supportblackbusiness #naturalhair #blackmamasmatter #hbcugrads #reproductiverights #reproductivejustice #blackcreatives #blackwomenvote #BlackHistoryBootCamp #GirlTrek #DaughtersOf

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This is a picture of Harriet Tubman - (around ) 1822-1913, her second husband Nelson Davis, who died in 1888, and their adopted daughter, Gertie, who was born around 1876. … ... While much is known about Tubman, not a lot is known about Davis. He was a slave in Elizabeth City. It is thought that he escaped through the Underground Railroad. He changed his name to his father’s once he had escaped.

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#Repost @growingupguptas 🖤⁣ ・・・⁣ What can you do next? This is something that all of us can do. “If you didn’t come from an anti-racist family, make sure an anti-racist family comes from you!”⁣ ⁣ #inthistogether #antiracism #antiracist #antiracisteducation #dontstop #bethechange

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Igbo landing: the U.S. site of a mass suicide of slaves who would rather die than live as less than human. This Black History Month I’ve been following Black Scholar, @rachel .cargle, closely as she offers *free* lessons about our nation I know I definitely wasn’t taught in school. The vast majority of white Americans, absolutely including myself, aren’t taught these stories in school. Just as I am not able to name the 52 ports where enslaved Africans were dropped onto American soil. We do not discuss the Black contribution to literally making this country what it is. On the 4th of July we celebrate a bunch of white men for their heroic efforts and their visionary leadership. No mention of how enslaved Africans built this country on their backs. Black History is American History. I ask all my white friends and family to do the work and learn the whole history of our nation. #blackhistorymonth #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #blacklivesmatter #dismantlewhitesupremacy #notonmywatch #discoverourglory2020

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1944❤️❤️❤️ This is a picture of my mother ( who was around age 2 ) and my grandparents. My grandfather was an Engineer. He taught at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Soon after my family relocated to Massachusetts where my grandfather went to Harvard, where he received his PhD in Applied Physics. He passed away in 1977 when he was 63 of a heart attack before I was born. I know he felt a lot of pressure as a Black man during that time and faced a lot of discrimination in his journey towards obtaining his degree. I am really inspired by his journey and all that he accomplished. Even though I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, I feel his spirit and energy around me all of the time 🌞 . . . . . #blackfamily #blackculture #blackfamilygoals #blackfamilies #blackfamilyphotos #blackfamiliesmatter #blackhistory #blackhistoryfacts #blackhistoryeveryday #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #blackgirlmagic #blackhistory365 #blackhistorymonth #blackfamilyfriday #africanamerican #africanamericanhistory #blackvintage #blackwomen #blackhistoryyear #blacklgbt #blackandwhitephotography #historicphoto #blacklesbians #qwoc #queerwomenofcolor #juliaspeakslove

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J U N E T E E N T H 🖤🖤 I’m amazed and disappointed about how many people DIDN’T previously know about Juneteenth. It speaks to the deficiencies and whitewashing of our educational system and society’s unwillingness to acknowledge and atone for past wrongs. But we are living in a new era now — people are taking action, disrupting the status quo, energized, and hungry for information and connection. I hope you’ll join me and @blackmomsmiami as we continue to inform and uplift! #itsanewday #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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I wore this shirt a while back and got so many confused looks and question so CAUTION KNOWLEDGE BEING DROPPED BELOW _____________________________________________ OK July 4 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved during the American Revolutionary War. During that time some slaves where used for manual labor and also for some of the fighting. Most of the slaves that fought where signed up to serve in their owners place. At the time some where promised freedom upon completion which many never received. In 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed abolishing slavery but was pretty hard to enforce since the Civil War was breaking out. It took to June 19th 1865 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 2 months after the Civil War ended for the last state (Texas ) to have the proclamtion enforced allowing all black people to be considered free. Just a lil knowledge that I wanted to drop on yall since due to current events this coming Friday the black community will be having one of the biggest Juneteenth celebrations ever and now you’ll know why. BTW it took till 1866 and the signing of the Civil Rights Act for us to gain citizenship which some tried to deny untill the 14th Amendment was signed 2 years later ending the argument #blackhistoryisamericanhistory

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