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David Krugler, “1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back” (Cambridge UP, 2014) The Kitchen Sisters. Forgotten African American Stories, Told in Comic Books. Home to about 50 mixed-race descendants of a freed slave, Malaga Island off Maine’s coast seemed an oasis of racial harmony in 1912.

Forgotten African American Stories, Told in Comic Books

But then the state, lobbied by reformers who saw residents living in poverty—and perhaps tempted by a land grab too good to pass up—evicted the islanders. The majority who complied were the lucky ones. Those who held out were netted in the nascent eugenics fervor: declared feebleminded, they were confined and in some cases castrated. Despite an official apology from Maine’s governor in 2010 and a radio documentary about the case, Malaga’s story might have remained little known but for Joel Christian Gill (CFA’04). The Life and Death of Mr. Basketball. For years, Italy has been an essential stopover for American basketball players on the rise.

The Life and Death of Mr. Basketball

Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca once said Italy had the third-best league on earth, after the NBA and NCAA. Bill Bradley played there; former New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni was a player and a coach in Italy for almost twenty years. Kobe Bryant actually grew up there, when his father left the NBA to play for a team in Rieti, Italy. He still speaks good Italian, and the interviews are on YouTube to prove it. The Migration Project: Oral Histories Of San Antonio African-Americans. "The Migration Project" moderated by Bill Lewis, for the Renaissance Guild.

The Migration Project: Oral Histories Of San Antonio African-Americans

"The Migration Project" is a three-year initiative of The Renaissance Guild, a local black theater. It is the theatrical exploration of the historical and cultural identity of African-Americans, and by extension America. The issues generated by mass migration in the United States and in Europe have taken on a complex and often divisive urgency in recent years. Classic Ladies of Color. Looking Harlem in the Eye by Darryl Pinckney.

Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), enthusiast of Modernism and ally of the Harlem Renaissance, had a swell time while the Roaring Twenties lasted.

Looking Harlem in the Eye by Darryl Pinckney

Maybe he had too good a time—man about town, his big-toothed smile not to be missed at important theater openings and literary events, then on to suppers and cabarets. “Up at 8 with quite a hangover,” Van Vechten typically notes in his small daybook. He ceased his binge drinking as the Jazz Age turned into the Great Depression and he also stopped writing fiction. His dear friend Gertrude Stein had been right not to take his novels of decadence too seriously. Yet Van Vechten would have the Second Act that American life is not supposed to grant. Van Vechten came from a sort of rich family, and perhaps that was the source of his social confidence. The Anti-Slavery Alphabet - Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Philadelphia: Printed for the Anti-Slavery Fair, 1846 Merrihew & Thompson, printers.

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet - Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Fifty Years Later - Home. How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope. Before its subversion in the Jim Crow era, the fruit symbolized black self-sufficiency.

How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope

Courtesy Brown University Library It seems as if every few weeks there’s another watermelon controversy. The Boston Herald got in trouble for publishing a cartoon of the White House fence-jumper, having made his way into Obama’s bathroom, recommending watermelon-flavored toothpaste to the president. A high-school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was briefly fired for a bizarre post-game celebration ritual in which his team smashed a watermelon while making ape-like noises. While hosting the National Book Awards, author Daniel Handler (a.k.a.

While mainstream-media figures deride these instances of racism, or at least racial insensitivity, another conversation takes place on Twitter feeds and comment boards: What, many ask, does a watermelon have to do with race? Not that the raw material for the racist watermelon trope didn’t exist before emancipation. 100 LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know: The Epic Black History Month Megapost.

Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender women represent a vibrant and visible portion of the LGBTQ community.

100 LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know: The Epic Black History Month Megapost

In addition to the legends of the Harlem Renaissance and the decades of groundbreaking activism spearheaded by women like Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith and Angela Davis, many of the most prominent coming out stories of the past two years have been black women like Brittney Griner, Raven-Symonè, Diana King and Robin Roberts. Meanwhile, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock have become the most visible transgender women in media.

So, in honor of Black History Month, below you’ll find over 100 lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer and transgender women you should know about. If she was still alive, the oldest person in this list would be 189 years old. Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as the liberal hero of a hopelessly right-wing Supreme Court, a ram in the bush for those of us who look on in horror as the court presides over the dismantling of key pieces of legislation like the Voting Rights Act, anti-discrimination law and affirmative action policy, which have been so critical to African-American advancement since the 1960s.

Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of

In a recent interview at Georgetown University, Ginsburg reflected on the history behind one of her key legal accomplishments, the 1971 case of Reed v. Reed. After an estranged couple lost their son, his mother, Sally Reed, petitioned to administer his estate. But Idaho law maintained that “males must be preferred to females,” in such matters. AAME : image. Obit of the Day: Creator of “Luther” In 1968,... Obit of the Day: Creator of “Luther” In 1968, Brumsic Brandon, Jr. created something new.

Obit of the Day: Creator of “Luther” In 1968,...

An editorial cartoonist for several years, Mr. Brandon decided to develop a daily strip that focused on the lives of black children in an inner city environment. (Other strips that were predominantly black like Morrie Turner’s “Wee Folks” were set in middle class neighborhoods.) Black Women Matter by Underground Sketchbook. San Diego Air & Space Museum - Balboa Park, San Diego.

1900s Emory Conrad Malick becomes first African American pilot, trained at the Curtiss Aviation School at North Island in 1912.Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes first black fighter pilot in France (1917). 1920s.

San Diego Air & Space Museum - Balboa Park, San Diego

A Study of Frances E. W. Harper's Feminist(ic) Writings. "Wrongs to Be Righted"[1] A Study of Frances E. W. Harper's Feminist(ic) Writings In 1864 and after four years of marriage, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was left a widower with one daughter and three step-children. Black Nashville Genealogy & History. The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords. The Project Gutenberg eBook of Slave Narratives, A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves. Black/Asian "solidarity" on MLK Day (with tweets) · so_treu. The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington. Salviprince.tumblr. Slave Narratives: Chronological List of Autobiographies. Autobiographies Listed Chronologically Jeffrey. The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964)

Hazel Maybier Brown-Temple (far right) and Fellow Beachgoers Enjoy the Sand and Surf at the Inkwell, 1928 (Photo Courtesy of Rick Blocker). The Inkwell was a popular beach for African Americans in Southern California through the middle decades of the Twentieth Century. Photos: When Santa Monica Beach Was Segregated: LAist. Fullscreen Editors’ Note 11/22: Alison Rose Jefferson, a doctoral student who is studying this subject, wrote in to set us straight and said that a lot of the information floating around about Inkwell is inaccurate. There were some errors in this article that have since been corrected—see our notes down below. How African Americans beat one of the most racist institutions: The swimming pool. Because this water drown my family, this water mixed my bloodThis water tells my story, this water knows it allGo ahead and spill some champagne in the waterGo ahead and watch the sun blaze on the waves of the ocean. – Frank Ocean, “Oceans” In 1930s New Orleans, when the city began draining swamps around Lake Pontchartrain to create the whites-only Pontchartrain Beach, African Americans naturally protested because there were few other places for them to legally and safely bathe and swim.

Watch Now: Black Surfer Feature Doc 'White Wash' Narrated By Ben Harper, Black Thought. Narrated by Ben Harper and Tariq "Black Thought" of The Roots, the 75-minuted documentary film White Wash is available on DVD and other formats, including screening for FREE on Hulu, which I discovered over the weekend. I spend so much time on Netflix that other streaming sites (like Hulu) are ignored. And while Hulu has its pay service (Hulu+), the standard Hulu service is free, with commercials of course. The Spy Photo That Fooled NPR, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Me - Lois Leveen. King Institute Encyclopedia. 8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors. Black Archives of Mid-America Kansas City. Black Pulp Fictions: Yesterday and Today. Dated January 25, 1870, these are the credentials. New book lionizes America’s first black public high school, source of many African-American greats. ‘First Class’ by Alison Stewart.

1956 Black History Viewed Through Magazines : un album sur Flickr. Search Results: "" - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Facial Hair Friday: Portrait of the Artist with a Mustache. A Racial History of Drowning. A male white Bengal tiger cub ducks as a female Bengal jumps over him. (NancyChan/AP) "Children should be taught never to roughhouse in water and never to hold another child underwater. " Stop Whitewashing. The African American woman pictured above, Zelda... Stop Whitewashing. Gradient Lair. Dear, can you help me a bit? I'm trying to find your posts on respectability politics to send to a friend with whom I'm arguing about the measure of offensiveness in power dynamics, with no avail... Which tag do you use to mark them? Audiophile Life. Stop Whitewashing. National Postal Museum.

An Ancestry of African-Native Americans- page 1. Young Black and Vegan - classicladiesofcolor: Before she became known as... Gallery - The Wayland Rudd Collection. Cold Town, bellecs: winningthebattleloosingthewar: On the... Great Performances . Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera. The Spirit of New Orleans — For decades, the Baby Dolls were among the more...

WPA Federal Theater Project in New York:Negro Theatre Unit:"Macbeth", ca. 1935. Scientific American Frontiers . Unearthing Secret America . Slave Housing at Monticello. 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro. List of African-American inventors and scientists. Famous Black Inventors. The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences. The Secret Histories Project. The Big Idea: 7 Groundbreaking Black Female Inventors « MadameNoire MadameNoire. African Influences in Modern Art. Influence of African Art on Cubism - African-American History Through the Arts.