Women’s History Month: Reclaiming the herstories of black woman suffragists | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Chris Capilongo. Featured Image Watching Democratic Party women don white to attend the State of the Union address back in January in honor of the suffragists’ battle for the vote evoked mixed feelings. I felt pride as a feminist, and pain as a black woman aware of the fact that […]

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Teaching Hard History | Southern Poverty Law Center

Kate Shuster, Southern Poverty Law Center Schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery, educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it, textbooks do not have enough material about it, and – as a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and […]

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How Pullman Porters Laid Groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement | WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Being a Pullman porter was an enviable position, one of the better jobs available to African American men despite the indignities. Source: Library of Congress. Featured Image The Pullman Company was one of the more successful industrial companies in the United States, worth more than $200 million at a peak in the […]

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The Explosive Chapter Left Out of Malcolm X’s Autobiography | History.com

Missy Sullivan, History.com Truman Moore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images, Featured Image It’s not often that a little-known chapter from one of the most important books of the 20th century emerges into the public sphere. Especially one in which a prominent civil-rights figure delivers a stern rebuke to his race. In July 2018, the Schomburg Center […]

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A Brief History of the Lumpen, the Black Panthers’ Revolutionary Funk Band | KQED

Eric Arnold, KQED The Lumpen, the Panthers’ singing group, performs at the boycott of Bill’s Liquors, Oakland, 1971. Clark Bailey, known as Santa Rita, is dancing. Michael Torrence (front) and James Mott (back) are drumming. (Courtesy of itsabouttime.com), Featured Image Saturu Ned claims he once changed Tupac Shakur’s diaper before going on stage. Ned has […]

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