African American History

Harry and Sidney: Soul Brothers | The New York Times

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FacebookTwitterMailPlease allow me to divert my gaze for one day away from our national political darkness and toward two national rays of light. Monday is Sidney Poitier’s 90th birthday. His best friend of 70 years, Harry Belafonte, turns 90 on March 1. This is an ode to and appreciation of the friendship — one of the most remarkable and resilient […]
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The Deacons; the black armed Christians who protected MLK, civil rights supporters before Black Panther | Face2Face Africa

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FacebookTwitterMailGiven that African-Americans were an easy target in the 1950s and 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan – the white supremacist group – had a free reign, terrorizing and even murdering civil rights supporters. The incessant attacks were so frequent that many civil rights workers armed themselves for self-protection. Even the home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had so many […]
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Red Summer, 100 years later: Its legacy of racial division and hate is buried in our demography | Daily Kos

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FacebookTwitterMailThe events of Red Summer are important to remember in part because they are representative of the kind of horror that lies within the history of being black in America, a horror most white Americans little understand or appreciate, reinforced by their often willful ignorance. However, these events all were noteworthy in another important regard: They represented the first time […]
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First Black Oscar Winner Hattie McDaniel Lacks Recognition In Her Hometown Of Wichita | KMUW Wichita 89.1

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FacebookTwitterMailHattie McDaniel is best known as the first African-American to receive an Academy Award. The actress and radio performer has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and her image is on a U.S. postage stamp. Still, most people aren’t aware that McDaniel was born here, in Wichita. Her birthplace and childhood home, at 925 N. Wichita, is a […]
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