These Photos of a Segregated U.S. Navy Unit Were Lost for Decades. They Still Have a Story to Tell | Time

John Edwin Mason, Time Photographs by Wayne Miller—Magnum Photos. Featured Image There are many ways to photograph a black person, and it’s easy for things to go horribly wrong. America’s long history of racist imagery makes that quite clear. Wayne Miller, a white man, was notable for doing it right. In the mid-20th century, a […]

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BHM: “Ain’t I A Woman?” The Life and Legacy of Abolitionist and Activist Sojourner Truth | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1939: African American Evicted sharecropper, New Madrid County, Missouri (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images). Featured Image It’s February 1st, which means it is now officially Black History Month! Although we here at Good Black News celebrate the achievements of Black people every day of the year, […]

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10 incredible black women you should know about | CNN

Christina Maxouris, CNN “Being dragged off that bus was worth it just to see Barack Obama become president,” said Claudette Colvin, who before Rosa Parks was arrested for keeping her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama. Featured Image (CNN)Black history is American history. It’s easy to say. But while most grade school teachers agree that the […]

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Washington Post’s first black female reporter: Newsrooms still aren’t diverse enough | Perspective | The Inquirer, Philly.com

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, For the Inquirer, The Inquirer, Philly.com Dorothy Butler Gilliam in the fall of 1961 or early in 1962, soon after having arrived at The Washington Post. (Harry Naltchayan / Washington Post). Featured Image When I first walked into the Washington Post newsroom in 1961 as its first black female reporter, I felt […]

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Frederick Douglass died Feb. 20, 1895, just hours after his public makeup with Susan B. Anthony | The Washington Post

Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post A deathbed portrait of Frederick Douglass, taken at his home in February 1895. (National Park Service) (unknown/National Park Service). Featured Image When Frederick Douglass got home on the evening of Feb. 20, 1895, he was energized. A voluble storyteller prone to imitating his characters, the great man walked through the […]

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