Posts Tagged ‘ African American History ’

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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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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Booker T Washington: Economic Czar for Black America

February 27, 2011
Booker T Washington: Economic Czar for Black America

“I plead for industrial education and development for the Negro not because I want to cramp him, but because I want to free him. I want to see him enter the all-powerful business and commercial world.” -Booker T Washington History and study has absolved Booker T Washington of the slanderous attack of being an...
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Black History Month: Books You Should Read

February 23, 2011
Black History Month: Books You Should Read

Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation Author: Rawn James The Supreme Court 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered one of the milestones of the civil rights movement. James Rawn explores the two men,  Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall, and the...
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Mary McLeod Bethune: Strong Black Women Just Keep on Coming

February 12, 2011
Mary McLeod Bethune: Strong Black Women Just Keep on Coming

I want to maintain their dignity at all cost. We as must recognize that we are the custodians as well as the heirs of a great civilization. We have given something to the world as a race and for this we are proud and fully conscious of our place in the total...
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Introduction to Black History: Understanding the Role and Significance of Ancient Egypt in African American History

February 1, 2011
Introduction to Black History: Understanding the Role and Significance of Ancient Egypt in African American History

For us, the return to Egypt in all domains is the necessary condition for reconciling African civilization with history, in order to be able to construct a body of modern human sciences, in order to renovate African culture. Far from a reveling in the past, a look toward the Egypt of antiquity is the...
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Kwanzaa and African American History

November 14, 2010

The study and celebration of African American History is a central component of Kwanzaa. The Kwanzaa symbol, the mat or mkeka (Swahili), is symbolic of the tradition and history of African Americans both here in America and on the continent of Africa. As Malcolm X so brilliantly put it, “History is a people’s memory,...
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Revaluating The Black Power Movement: From Mayor Richard G. Hatcher To President Barack Obama

March 1, 2010

Though misunderstood and misrepresented by the media and its opponents, the 1960s Black Power movement touched every aspect of American culture, and like the “New Negro” Movement of the 1920s, African Americans came of age, becoming self-determining and racially conscious. Black people- sharecroppers, unionists, welfare and tenants rights organizers, students, intellectuals, poets, musicians and...
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