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National Geographic Admits To Its History Of Racist Reporting

In the April 2018 “special issue” of National Geographic, named “The Race Issue,” the opening letter from the magazine’s current editor-in-chief, explores the racist history of National Geographic. The editor’s letter contains the following acknowledgments of the publication’s historic racism: • African Americans were not allowed to be members of National Geographic, at least through […]

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Neely Fuller Jr. On Who Gets Honorable Mention And Who Gets Top Billing In American History

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Europeans Are Still Messing With African Artifacts

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On This Day In 1898: The Wilmington Insurrection

The Wilmington race riot of 1898 is also historically known as the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, and the Wilmington Coup d’etat of 1898. This incident is reportedly the only instance of and attempted coup d’etat in the history of the United States. On November 10, 1898, members of the Democratic Party attempted to overthrow elected […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: How NYC’s Wall Street Got Its Name

In March 1653, Peter Stuyvesant, the director of the slave-trading Dutch West India Company and the Director-General of New Netherland, now known as New York, ordered slaves to build blockades to serve as protective barriers for the area of lower Manhattan. Stuyvesant reportedly demanded that the log-made barricade be “12 feet long, 18 inches in […]

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When Washington Square Park Was Owned By African Americans

Recently, burial vaults were discovered underneath Washington Square Park. Archaeologists are reportedly still trying to determine the exact origins of the vaults; however, they claim that they believe the vaults date back to the 19th century. Way before the 19th century, African Americans who were brought to the United States as chattel, owned approximately 130 […]

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Marcus Garvey On The Importance History

“Read history incessantly until you master it. This means your own national history, the history of the world, social history, industrial history, and the history of the different sciences; but primarily the history of man. If you do not know what went on before you came here and what is happening at the time you […]

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What Christopher Columbus Wrote In His Diary 523 Years Ago, Today

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus reportedly wrote in his diary, “I took some of the natives by force.” [Source: "The Black West" By: William Katz] Tweet

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Dr. W.E.B. DuBois’s Brooklyn, New York Address

A one time Dr. W.E.B Dubois lived in Brooklyn, New York. He lived at 31 Grace Court in Brooklyn Heights. Reportedly, Dr. DuBois bought the house from Arthur Miller, who wrote his play, “Death of a Salesman” at the address.” Tweet

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Photos Of Lynchings Sold As Postcards & The Story Of Jess Washington

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