African American History

Meet the Black Architect who designed Duke University 37 years before he could have attended it | SHOPPE BLACK

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In 1902, when Julian F. Abele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture, he was the school’s first-ever black graduate. The debonair Philadelphia-born architect went on to design hundreds of elegant public institutions, Gilded Age mansions, and huge swathes of a prestigious then-whites-only university’s campus. Yet the fact that an African-American architect worked on so many […]
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Woman, 23, who texted her dead father’s phone every day for four years finally gets a text back and discovers she had been sending messages to a bereaved man who lost his daughter in a car crash | Daily Mail

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An Arkansas woman who lost her father four years ago but texted his phone every day to share updates on her life, received the shock of her life when one day she got a response from a bereaved man who lost his own daughter in a car crash. Chastity Patterson, 23, of Newport texted her father’s old phone number on […]
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Rediscovering “The Hampton Album,” a Renowned Record of African-American History After the Civil War | Feature Shoot

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Credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) received a commission in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, a private historically Black university located in Hampton, Virginia. Founded in 1868, just four years after the Civil War, the Hampton Institute was dedicated to the education of African-American men and women — and from 1878 […]
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A Forgotten Lynching In Atlanta | WABE 90.1

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The first country-wide memorial to African-American victims of lynching opened last year in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. While it’s called the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the site is not government funded. It was built by the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal nonprofit that defends against wrongful convictions and racial discrimination. At the center of its six-acres is an open-air […]
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