Category Archives: Black History

Slave Songbook : Origin of the negro Spiritual

Excerpt from PBS documentary History Dectectives Slave Songbook tracing the development of Negro Spirituals and cultural connections to Africa

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World’s Largest Blue Plaque Honouring Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers

70 Pioneers are honoured. Nubian Jak Community Trust. Valley Fontaine was there for BBC Radio London

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Black Tulsans Work to Rebuild ‘Black Wall Street’ Decades After Massacre | WSJ

The Tulsa Massacre of 1921 destroyed hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes in the city’s Greenwood District. A century later, entrepreneurs and activists are working to preserve “Black Wall Street’s” memory while pushing to rebuild and recover what was lost. … Continue reading

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Biden to target racial wealth gap following 100 year mark of Tulsa Race Massacre

President Biden is targeting the racial wealth gap with initiatives to help communities of color. Isaac Boltansky, director of policy research at Compass Point Research and Trading, joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero with the impact Mr. Biden’s plan could have on … Continue reading

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The Manchester meeting that changed world history: The 5th Pan-African Congress 1945

In October 1945, key figures of the African continent gathered in Manchester, England for the 5th Pan-African Congress. It was the largest meeting of its kind ever seen, with some of the world’s great liberationists and civil-rights campaigners attending. On … Continue reading

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What do Aboriginal People Think of Black Africans

Aboriginal Indigenous People in Darwin Tiwi islands get together and discuss their connection to africa #aboriginal​ #indiginous​ #BLM​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jouhzu/​ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Jouhzu/?noti…​ I went to Darwin and to the Tiwi islands and asked the indigenous people from different tribes what they … Continue reading

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WHO INVENTED THE FURNACE? Alice H. Parker (New information you’ve never seen!)

The inventor of the furnace, Alice H. Parker, has an amazing story that is never told. All most people know is that the modern furnace was invented by an African-American woman named Alice H. Parker in 1919, and that’s about … Continue reading

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Alice H. Parker: Invented the central heating system and improved heating furnaces for buildings

This video is about Alice H. Parker who was an inventor who revolutionized heating furnace and central heating for homes and buildings. REFERENCES Hatala, Greg (February 17, 2014). “Glimpse of History: Morristown resident’s invention keeps us warm to this day”. … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to look black to be black’: The complex racial identity of a tiny Ohio town

In the remote Ohio town of East Jackson, which sits in the Appalachian foothills, residents have for decades identified as black – despite the fact they appear white. Tom Silverstone and Francisco Navas visit a place where residents’ racial lines … Continue reading

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Bridgerton’s Black Presence isn’t Total Fantasy, it’s Hidden History | Messy Nessy

BY MARY KAY MCBRAYER FEBRUARY 3, 2021 There’s a reason why Google autofills questions about the authenticity of Black presence in 17th and 18th century Europe – lots of people are asking. The hit Netflix show Bridgerton is Shonda Rimes’ … Continue reading

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