Category Archives: Black History

WW2 ‘Brown Babies’: A little-known part of British 20th Century history – BBC World Service podcast

“I just wanted to be accepted for who I was”: The story of the children born from relationships between British women and African-American soldiers during World War Two. Subscribe – https://www.youtube.com/bbcworldservice The US first began sending troops to the UK … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind: how a 1936 novel explains modern America | History Extra podcast

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine – a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit http://www.historyextra.com Professor Sarah Churchwell discusses her new book The Wrath to Come, which re-examines the controversial legacy of Margaret Mitchell’s … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Buses Are A Comin’ – Driving the Green Book

Although Driving the Green Book is over, today we’re sharing a clip from another powerful story about the fight for racial equality. The new book Buses Are A Comin’ by Charles Person is an account of the Freedom Riders movement, … Continue reading

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John Baptist Dasalu | Yoruba History – by NNP

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BBC Radio 3 – The Essay, New Generation Thinkers 2021, John Baptist Dasalu and Fighting for Freedom

Jake Subryan Richards reads the letter sent by a captured man who arrived in Cuba in 1854. An 1856 portrait shows a 40-year-old man from Benin who managed to secure his freedom after being captured. Dasalu was taken from Dahomey … Continue reading

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As 26 Looted Treasures Go on View in Benin Republic, the West African Cultural Community Is Asking: What Happens Next? | Artnet News

Tobi Onabolu, March 11, 2022 A woman photographs anthropo-zoomorphic statues depicting King Glele (L)and King Behanzin (R) during an exhibition of returned looted Benin artefacts and exhibition of contemoprary artworks at the presidency in Benin’s capital Cotonou, on February 18, … Continue reading

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Whitewashing 101: How To Rewrite Black History

It’s Black History Month, so it’s about time we talked about the recuperation of Black radicals like Dr. King and Nelson Mandela. Everyone and their mother likes to claim MLK as their own, and use his words as a rhetorical … Continue reading

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Teacher Transforms Door To Celebrate Black History Month | My Modern Met

By Arnesia Young on February 17, 2022 “I wanted to create a door that represented the African American women that work in the class with me.“ Teachers are some of the most creative people on Earth. They come up with … Continue reading

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Comentário espontâneo de Jorge Terra (procurador do estado e presidente da Comissão Sobre a Verdade da Escravidão Negra da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.)

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Photos That Show a Different Side of Billie Holiday (Published 2017) | Billie holiday, Billie, Lady sings the blues

Apr 7, 2017 – While Billie Holiday’s short life was filled with hardship, Jerry Dantzic documented not the tragic torch singer of myth but a middle-aged woman finding simple comforts from the maelstrom. Source: Photos That Show a Different Side … Continue reading

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