What Americans Need to Know About Reparations Ahead of This Week’s Big Hearing | Slate

Devin Katayama & Slate Danny Glover and Ta-Nehisi Coates are scheduled to testify at the hearing Wednesday. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Theo Wargo/Getty Images and Anna Webber/Getty Images for the New Yorker. Featured Image On Wednesday, a House Judiciary subcommittee will hold the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on the […]

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The Woman Who Kept Juneteenth Alive in San Francisco | KQED

Devin Katayama & Ericka Cruz Guevarra,KQED A memorial table at the African American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco honors community leaders who have passed. Rachel Townsend (center) who died in 2018 is remembered for her activism and organizing of the city’s annual Juneteenth parade. Featured Image San Francisco’s Juneteenth, a commemoration of the […]

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COMMENTARY: U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman | The Afro-American

A. Scott Bolden, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, The Afro-American A photograph of Harriet Tubman is seen at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park’s Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. (State Dept./Astrid Riecken). Featured Image With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad […]

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[VIDEO] Celebrating Black History: Incredible innovations | Fox 8 Cleveland

Roosevelt Leftwich, Fox 8 Cleveland CLEVELAND- African American inventors have made their mark not just on history, but the things that make our lives easier every day. From the overhead trolly to the sofa bed, from the super soaker gun to the home surveillance systems these were ideas that patented first by African Americans. Fox […]

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The American social revolution after slavery: Incredible photographs from 1900 Paris exhibition showed the world that African Americans were now musicians, lawyers and scientists | Daily Mail

Chris Dyer, Daily Mail A musical ensemble from the US. This photograph was exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle (World Fair) in Paris. Music would be a release for many equal rights activists over the coming decades. With just four months to go before the start of the Exposition, Thomas Calloway demanded and received Congressional […]

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