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David Krugler, “1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back” (Cambridge UP, 2014) ‘We Have to Do Better': A Reading List on the Charleston Church Massacre. Yesterday, Marc Lamont Hill tweeted, “I’m going to need all White people to denounce this ugly act of racist domestic terrorism.”

‘We Have to Do Better': A Reading List on the Charleston Church Massacre

This reading list is me denouncing the actions of a white supremacist terrorist, who visited a Wednesday night Bible study at one of the most important, sacred sites of Black religious and political freedom with the exclusive intention of killing attendees in cold blood. White people: we have to do better. We can’t deflect responsibility for this tragedy; we can’t blame this on mental illness (many of my friends and I deal with mental illness every day; none of us have murdered anyone). We have to demand accountability from one another and stand up for people of color—in the streets, in our Facebook feeds, in our offices and homes. 1. White Americans will not have to look in the mirror and ask, “what does it feel like to be a problem.” 2. 3. Pacific Standard. Episode 628: This Ad's For You : Planet Money. Tom Burrell, ad man.

Episode 628: This Ad's For You : Planet Money

Courtesy of Tom Burrell hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Tom Burrell Tom Burrell, ad man. The Kitchen Sisters. The Pilgrimage of Malcolm X by I.F. Stone. The Autobiography of Malcolm X with the assistance of Alex Haley Grove, 455 pp., $7.50 Malcolm X Speaks edited by George Breitman Merit Publishers, 256 pp., $5.95 Malcolm X was born into Black Nationalism.

The Pilgrimage of Malcolm X by I.F. Stone

His mother was a West Indian who looked like a white woman. Malcolm X left Lansing deeply alienated and in the slums of Boston and New York he became a “hustler,” selling numbers, women, and dope. Father Recreates Famous Photos with His Daughter. Brooklyn photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife, Janine, didn’t anticipate the overwhelming attention they would receive when they first had the idea to feature their 5-year-old daughter Lily portraying photos of iconic African-American women.

Father Recreates Famous Photos with His Daughter

“It was pretty much just for us. We never imagined that we’d be sharing [this series] with the world,” Marc told The Weekly Flickr. The Black Heroines Project began as a way to help Lily learn about African-American women whose strength and courage have made a difference in the world. 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. 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. The Anti-Slavery Alphabet - Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Philadelphia: Printed for the Anti-Slavery Fair, 1846 Merrihew & Thompson, printers In a January 1847 Pennsylvania Freeman, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society reported profitable sales at its December 1846 fair of "an Anti-Slavery alphabet, written and presented to the Fair by Hannah and Mary Townsend, of this city.

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

" The slim volume targeted young readers, with the hope of inspiring a new generation of abolitionists. The alphabet consists of sixteen leaves, printed on one side, with the printed pages facing each other and hand-sewn into a paper cover. Fifty Years Later - Home. How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope. It seems as if every few weeks there’s another watermelon controversy.

How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope

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. 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.

The youngest person on this list is a mere 21 years of age. Keep in mind, there are so many more prominent black LGBT women than are represented below. Frances E.W. Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis (1844-1907), Sculptor. 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. 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. Ginsburg authored the plaintiff’s brief for the case when it reached the Supreme Court, arguing that the 14th amendment protected against discrimination based upon sex. 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. 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. 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 Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence, Gilbert.

Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, McInnis. Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance, Grigsby. Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, Richards. 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. The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964) 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. Watch Now: Black Surfer Feature Doc 'White Wash' Narrated By Ben Harper, Black Thought. The Spy Photo That Fooled NPR, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Me - Lois Leveen. Wikimedia Commons. 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. 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. Stop Whitewashing. The African American woman pictured above, Zelda... Stop Whitewashing. Gradient Lair. 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.