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Ona ‘Oney’ Judge Fled Slavery During Washington’s State Dinner

  Slavery was a cruel and miserable time for people of color. Often beaten, tortured, and separated from their families, the enslaved people’s resistance to...

Rough and Tough, Stagecoach Mary Got the Mail Delivered...

Narrow trails. Steep terrain. Deep sand. Endless mud. Those were the dangers of many stagecoach routes throughout America’s West. That these areas were mostly...

Oneseimus: The First Stage to Eradicate Smallpox

Terrifying news had reached Boston: the infectious, debilitating disease Smallpox had reached the colonial town and was spreading rapidly. Its first victims, passengers on...

Shelton Johnson Maintains the Legacy of the Buffalo Soldier

It wasn’t until after the Civil War that Black soldiers could enlist in the U.S. Army as more than volunteers. These men enlisted for...

Learning Black History Year Round: Pioneer of Independent Cinema, Oscar Devereaux...

Of the many creative people who collaborate on a motion picture, the director is regarded as the pivotal individual who serves as both the...

Nurse Bessie Blount’s Therapies and Invention Help Wounded WWII Vets

Learning Black History Year Round When she was 7 years old, Bessie Blount Griffin was slapped on the knuckles for writing with her left hand....

Henry “Box” Brown Mailed Himself to Freedom

Learning Black History Year Round There are many stories told about extraordinary slave escapes. Without maps or compasses, many depended on quilts, songs, and even...

Opinion: Let’s Talk Beyond ‘The Black History Seven’

The “Black History Seven” is a phrase I created to reference the same people we talk about, read about, and focus on every year...

Community Forum: Black Culinary History

By Wanda BlakeEvery year, more information is published about the history and contributions of Blacks in America. Three years ago I was introduced to...

“Word Warrior: Richard Durham” Portrays Black Radio Pioneer

 Though pioneering journalist Richard Durham (1917-1984) made Chicago his home, the subject of Professor Sonja D. Williams’s “Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom”...
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