African Americans in United States History

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The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington Bayard Rustin and Cleveland Robinson 3 weeks before the march (Orlando Fernandez, Wiki. Com.) The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which occurred fifty years ago this August 28, remains one of the most successful mobilizations ever created by the American Left. Organized by a coalition of trade unionists, civil rights activists, and feminists—most of them African American and nearly all of them socialists—the protest drew nearly a quarter-million people to the nation’s capital. Composed primarily of factory workers, domestic servants, public employees, and farm workers, it was the largest demonstration—and, some argued, the largest gathering of union members—in the history of the United States. The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington
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. The Spy Photo That Fooled NPR, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Me - Lois Leveen
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Black Archives of Mid-America Kansas City Welcome The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history. Black Archives of Mid-America Kansas City
Too good, too bad...too small in the poster? Filmmaker and sometime mystery writer Nelson George (The Plot Against Hip Hop and Night Work) wrote a commentary in the February 15, 2013, New York Times, “Still Too Good, Too Bad or Invisible.” The piece focused on the portrayal of black leading men in recent movies, including Quentin Tarantino’s lauded and lambasted Django Unchained, for which he won the Oscar for best screenplay. As the film has been popular in black movie houses, George noted there are many examples of disconnect between the critiques of the black intelligencia and what captures the imaginations of the black masses. When I was a teenager growing up in South Central Los Angeles in the ’70s, there was a type of paperback novel you couldn’t find at B. Dalton or Martindale’s. Black Pulp Fictions: Yesterday and Today Black Pulp Fictions: Yesterday and Today
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‘First Class’ by Alison Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Alison Stewart) William Syphax became the Chief messenger of the Department of Interior. New book lionizes America’s first black public high school, source of many African-American greats New book lionizes America’s first black public high school, source of many African-American greats
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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. By the 1940s he was head of photographic operations for the Federal Works Agency. But like many young black men at the time, he began at the very bottom of the career ladder, working at the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (FEAPW) as a messenger and chauffeur. However, unlike other young black men at time, Wright worked for FEAPW Administrator Harold Ickes, who fought battles over segregation and discrimination, and who hired like-minded people into his agency. Prologue: Pieces of History » Facial Hair Friday: Portrait of the Artist with a Mustache Prologue: Pieces of History » Facial Hair Friday: Portrait of the Artist with a Mustache
A Racial History of Drowning 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."
Omomah Ilamosi Abebe’s paper Cultural Difference: Its Effect on the Perceptions of Beauty and Initial Relations between African and African American Women, analyzes the relationship between African American and immigrant African women, specifically from Nigeria and Ethiopia, within the United States. It looks at how their initial relationships and first impressions of one another are influenced by stereotypes and personal ideologies of what constitutes beauty and womanhood in their respective cultures.—Abebe conducts a ‘beauty’ test to get a concrete understanding of her subject’s view on beauty standards for women of color.“Before the interviews took place, the “Model Test” was administered. This consisted of showing the participants fifteen photographs of African and African American female fashion models. The images selected were designed to reflect a spectrum of physical features depicted in the fashion industry. Stop Whitewashing Stop Whitewashing
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Stop Whitewashing The Rufus Buck Gang, a mixture of black and red Creek Indians, killed, killed, and killed again. They apparently never claimed their deadly spree involved a racial, political, or other higher motive. There was no reason or plan behind their pathological outburst. One man claims a member announced they wanted to drive whites from Oklahoma, but offers no evidence for this. Rufus Buck, Sam Sampson, Maoma July, Lewis and Luckey Davis all had records of minor juvenile crimes and each had been sent to jail by Judge Parker. Stop Whitewashing
Gradient Lair Gradient Lair The politics of respectability originated as cultural, sexual, domestic, employment and artistic “guidelines” or “rules” for racially marginalized groups to follow in the effort to be viewed as “human” in a White supremacist society and by individual Whites. Some of the most noticeable manifestations of the politics of respectability occurs among Black people because of the history dehumanization because of slavery. The politics of respectability implies that recognition of Black humanity has to be “earned” by Black people by engaging in puritanical behavior as approved by White supremacy…behaviors that Whites themselves don’t have to engage in to “prove” humanity because of White privilege; they’re always viewed as “the default human.”
Audiophile Life zuky: nezua: Flappers shaming Miley Cyrus. Oddly enough we could say that Miley Cyrus is following solidly in the appropriative footsteps of white flappers, who in the 1920s grabbed national attention and stirred alarmism concerning the end of civilization because they partied to Black music, wore their hair short like Josephine Baker (who fled US racism to become a superstar in Europe), and imitated dance moves from Baker and other Black dancers. The famously flapperesque Charleston was lifted from the African American dance called the Juba, which had West African roots and was danced in secret in the South and the Caribbean. The dance sped up when it reached Harlem, giving birth to both tap dancing and the Broadway hit called The Charleston, which spread like wildfire from there.
Stop Whitewashing The Rufus Buck Gang, a mixture of black and red Creek Indians, killed, killed, and killed again. They apparently never claimed their deadly spree involved a racial, political, or other higher motive. There was no reason or plan behind their pathological outburst. One man claims a member announced they wanted to drive whites from Oklahoma, but offers no evidence for this. Rufus Buck, Sam Sampson, Maoma July, Lewis and Luckey Davis all had records of minor juvenile crimes and each had been sent to jail by Judge Parker.
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The 6888th: Women Who Managed the Military’s Mail The United States Army remained segregated during World War II. A group of African American women played a significant role in maintaining troop morale during the conflict. These women belonged to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, part of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was made up of 855 enlisted African American women and officers.(1) The battalion was commanded by Major Charity Adams Earley, the highest ranking African American woman in the military by the end of the war.(2) The 6888th was the only all African American, all female battalion.(3) It was deployed overseas first to Birmingham, England then later to Rouen, France.(4) National Postal Museum
An Ancestry of African-Native Americans- page 1 | History Angela Walton-Raji has been researching African-Native American genealogy for nearly 20 years and is the author of the book Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes. She recently presented a series of genealogy workshops at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the exhibit IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. Walton-Raji’s ancestors are Freedmen, African-Americans who were slaves of the Five Civilized Tribes – the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Nations – in Indian Territory, which became Oklahoma in 1907. The Cherokee freed their slaves in 1863, and after the Civil War, the other tribes did the same.
classicladiesofcolor: Before she became known as the “replacement” mom on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Daphne Maxwell Reid was the first African American woman named Homecoming Queen at Northwestern University and the first Black woman to grace the cover of Glamour Magazine. I met her at a NU homecoming event. she shared with us the racism she experienced at our school. how her first roommate saw her walk into the dorm room and stormed out because she didn’t want to live with a nigger. how when she won the crown for homecoming, the president of the university refused to place it on her head. and how when she walked on stage no one clapped for her, it was complete silence except for the black students. Northwestern’s history is very ugly and I’m glad that I was a part of the legacy of black students that fought to make changes at NU Young Black and Vegan - classicladiesofcolor: Before she became known as...
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