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Some Interesting Facts About Harriet Tubman

• Harriet Tubman was born a slave. She escaped slavery in her early 20s. • Harriet Tubman was a confidante of John Brown. • Harriet Tubman was a frequent guest at the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson. • There was a $40,000 ransom for Harriet Tubman’s capture. • Harriet Tubman opened a home for the […]

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A Garvey-ite Speaks

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Gil Noble On Growing Up In Harlem & Racism Past And Present

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Plantation Food: Brazil vs. America

In her autobiography, Beverly Johnson discusses the cuisine she was introduced to when she was on a photo shoot in Brazil: “I always enjoyed tasting the local cuisine of every country I visited during my career…Brazil’s national dish is feijoada, a tasty stew that differs throughout the country, but where I was it comprised beans, […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Lloyd Ferguson

Lloyd Ferguson is the first African American to receive a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. While a student at the University of California, Lloyd Ferguson created a compound that is capable of gaining and losing oxygen extremely quickly. This compound has been used as a source of oxygen for submarines. Mr. […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Otis Boykin

Prolific inventor Otis Boykin created dozens of inventions. His inventions include: A control device for the heart pacemaker, an improved electrical resistor used in electronic devices, a chemical air filter, a missile guider,and a burglar-proof cash register. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

“South Carolina’s slave-plantation owners had known nothing about how to grow and irrigate rice. That knowledge was brought to the low country by Africans stolen from Sierra Leone by the Royal African Company of England. As the slaves produced the rice that made the plantation owners rich, their glistening backs bore the branded acronym of […]

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Home Team’s African History Challenge

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Oklahoma

Oklahoma, the 46th state to join the United States, was established in 1907. The word Oklahoma comes from the language of the Choctaw. It literally means, “land of the red people.” Many people of African descent formed towns in Oklahoma early on in the state’s formative years. On December 18, 1907, a month after Oklahoma […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Black people who lived amongst the Creek Nation were called Creek Freeman. The Creek Freeman founded several towns in the United States, including an Oklahoma town that they named Twine. The town was named after William Henry Twine. Mr. Twine was a businessman, lawyer, and the owner and operator of the newspaper the Muskogee Cimeter. […]

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