Black History

N.J. sending teachers to visit trans-Atlantic slave sites to teach black history in public schools | The Philadelphia Inquirer

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FacebookTwitterMailNew Jersey public school teachers will get to travel to trans-Atlantic sites associated with the slave trade to learn how to better teach black history — not just in February but year-round — to comply with a decades-old state mandate. The initiative was announced Friday as a new program under the state’s Amistad law, which requires all public schools to […]
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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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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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Birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) | Equal Justice Initiative

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On April 15, 1960, black college students guided by civil rights activist Ella Baker formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at Shaw University in North Carolina. Inspired by the sit-ins that college students waged throughout the South in February 1960, Ella Baker organized a conference at Shaw University to bring these young activists together. Members of the new student […]
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