While Blacks in the U.S. may lament the celebration of Black History Month in February — the shortest month of the calendar year— Black Brits have the luxury of celebrating the contributions of their ancestors in one of the longest months — October. ...
Soldiers Without Swords: The Black Press. History of the Black Press in America
On the night of April 6, 1712, a large well-planned and violent uprising began on Maiden Lane, which at that time ran along the northern edge of the city.
Why doesn't anyone ever quote these words by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Virginia slaves owned by Samuel Gist, a resident of London, England and a wealthy banker, were granted their freedom in 1815 when the 92 year old slaveholder di
During slavery, blacks were denied some of the most basic freedoms that others may actually take for granted today. Some most likely could not define freedom th
Looking at some of the most cherished freedoms experienced by freedmen can help those today begin to understand the significance of emancipation. There was an
The newly emancipated recognized that some of the hindrances to freedom included living on a plantation or in an area where former slaveholders were not able to
Willis Augustus Hodges (1815-1890) completed his autobiography, "Free Man of Color" in 1849. It was not published during his lifetime. His journalist son, Augus
In the last article, "Whether free or slave, "one man of sorrow," the limitations on the freedoms of free blacks during the Antebellum Era were discussed. Free
Henry Ossian Flipper (1856-1940), a well-known figure in African American history, was the first African American to graduate from the U. S. Military Academy at
It was through the pressure of A. Phillip Randolph (1889-1979) that President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 in June 1941 which became the fi