African American History

Black Women: Redeeming and Regenerating African Americans

March 26, 2014
Black Women: Redeeming and Regenerating African Americans

In honor of Women’s History Month, the African American Breakthrough Series will feature the writing and voice of Anna Julia Cooper.  Born in 1858 in North Carolina to her enslaved mother, Hannah Stanley Haywood, Anna Julia Cooper spent her lifetime of over a century redefining the limitations and opportunities for women of color in...
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What Anna Julia Cooper Can Teach America and the Women’s Movement

March 20, 2014
What Anna Julia Cooper Can Teach America and the Women’s Movement

Women’ History Month In honor of Women’s History Month, the African American Breakthrough Series will feature the writing and voice of Anna Julia Cooper.  Born in 1858 in North Carolina to her enslaved mother, Hannah Stanley Haywood, Anna Julia Cooper spent her lifetime of over a century redefining the limitations and opportunities for women...
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The Conquest of Africa and European Slavery

March 5, 2014
The Conquest of Africa and European Slavery

African American History Breakthrough Series We are proud to continue to celebrate the history of African Americans, highlighting the breakthrough series of ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans, and Americans in general, and the world. The Breakthrough Series places the ideas, theories, events, and technological...
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The European “Slave Trade:” The Trafficking of Africans to the Americas- Part 1

March 1, 2014
The European “Slave Trade:” The Trafficking of Africans to the Americas- Part 1

African American History Breakthrough Series We are proud to celebrate the history of African Americans, highlighting the breakthrough series of ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans, and Americans in general, and the world. To be sure, Kujichagulia, the second principle of Kwanzaa, stresses the importance...
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The Golden Age of West Africa

February 25, 2014
The Golden Age of West Africa

African American History Breakthrough Series We are proud to celebrate the history of African Americans, highlighting the breakthrough series of ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans, and Americans in general, and the world. To be sure, Kujichagulia, the second principle of Kwanzaa, stresses the importance...
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The Moors

February 24, 2014

African American History Breakthrough Series We are proud to celebrate the history of African Americans, highlighting the breakthrough series of ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans, and Americans in general, and the world. To be sure, Kujichagulia, the second principle of Kwanzaa, stresses the importance...
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African American History Breakthrough Series

February 20, 2014

The fantasy of an America free of blacks is at least as old as the dream of creating a truly democratic society. While we are aware that there is something inescapably tragic about the cost of achieving our democratic ideals, we keep such tragic awareness segregated to the rear of our minds. We allow...
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January 16, 2013

In August of 2006, Dalia Ziada, a young Egyptian writer, discovered her favorite comic-book action hero. He trumpeted justice. He preached of nonviolent pressure. And he had dreams of a promised land that protest might bring. Ziada had just heard the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “It was amazing and really...
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In Honor and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2013
In Honor and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr at a critical moment in American and African American History. The Kwanzaa Guide is pleased to return to devoting blog space to African American History and the heroic figures in our Black History. The narratives of American and African American history are often...
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Defining the Major Periods in African American History

February 11, 2012

Defining the Major Periods in African American History “We Must Learn and Know” This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book entitled In All Our Glory: A Comprehensive Overview of African American History. Central to grasping and appreciating the unfolding of the African American experience in America is knowing the chronology of the master...
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