African Americans in United States History

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David Krugler, “1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back” (Cambridge UP, 2014) 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. Van Vechten took to Zora Neale Hurston and especially to Langston Hughes. Van Vechten’s characters are based on the black friends he’d made in uptown literary and show business circles.

W. 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

" 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. 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.

A Study of Frances E. W. Harper's Feminist(ic) Writings

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. Her husband died in debt and the house that she bought with her own money was taken away to pay for this debt. Had I died instead of my husband, how different would have been the result! She continues in this speech to demand for equal rights for women. 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.

Slave Narratives: Chronological List of Autobiographies

The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964) Hazel Maybier Brown-Temple (far right) and Fellow Beachgoers Enjoy the Sand and Surf at.

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 The story of Santa Monica's Inkwell beach sounds like something out of the Jim Crow South. During the 1920's, the 200-foot-long strip was one of the only beaches in the county—save for a sliver of Manhattan Beach—where African-Americans were allowed to enjoy the ocean. 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.

The city considered giving blacks a beach in a tiny portion of the lakeshore called Seabrook, where the Industrial Canal spills into the lake — along with all of the pollution you would guess is carried in a canal built for industrial purposes. But white homeowners didn’t want to grant even this filthy area to black kids. 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. A story of a mistaken identity reveals a lot about the history of black women in America, the challenges of understanding the past, and who we are today.

Wikimedia Commons It's a blurry image. But in some ways that makes it the perfect portrait of Mary Bowser, an African American woman who became a Union spy during the Civil War by posing as a slave in the Confederate White House. 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. This self portrait, with carefully groomed mustache in the center, is a glamorous photo of a hardworking, groundbreaking photographer.

James Stephen “Steve” Wright was from a working-class family in Washington, DC. 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. The 6888th: Women Who Managed the Military’s Mail The United States Army remained segregated during World War II. An Ancestry of African-Native Americans- page 1. Young Black and Vegan - classicladiesofcolor: Before she became known as... Gallery - The Wayland Rudd Collection. EXTENDED: Until February 22, 2014. Cold Town, bellecs: winningthebattleloosingthewar: On the... Great Performances . Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera. With Jessye Norman performing at the Clinton inauguration, Kathleen Battle appearing as the Vatican's Easter Mass soloist, and Simon Estes singing Wotan at New York's Metropolitan Opera, contemporary audiences may take for granted the prominence of African-American singers in opera.

Yet it was just 50 years ago that Marian Anderson was barred from Washington's Constitution Hall, and black opera performers have trod a stony path to reach the pinnacle of today's success. 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.