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The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

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Lewis G. Clarke: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Forgotten Hero Image Courtesy of Carver Gayton In the article below Seattle historian Carver Clark Gayton describes his most prominent ancestor, Lewis G. Clarke, who is widely considered to be the model for one of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s main characters in her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Forums: For Egmond Codfried Article: The Drake Jewel One of the rites of the Elizabethan court was the giving of jewels to the Queen, usually to mark the New Year, and the occasional gift by the Queen of jewels and portrait miniatures to favored servants and defenders of the realm. After Drake circumnavigated the globe, he gave Queen Elizabeth a composite jewel token made with rare materials gathered from around the globe: a ship with an ebony hull, enameled gold taken from a prize off the Pacific coast of Mexico, a diamond from Africa. The Underside of Urban Life photo by Jacob Riis [courtesy of Yale University] Sewing and Starving in an Elizabeth Street Attic Lights, trolleys, skyscrapers, romance, action. These were among the first words to enter the minds of Americans when contemplating the new urban lifestyle. While American cities allowed many middle- and upper-class Americans to live a glamorous lifestyle, this was simply a fantasy to many poorer urban dwellers.

Store - Morah Sheli Publishing Morah Sheli Publishing Restoring cultural identity for Brown students Store Educational Resources Main content Get informed. Get involved. Get inspired. Find realistic simulations and memorable, interactive approaches to court basics that include comparing federal and state courts. Educational Activities Slaves, freedmen: Civil War's forgotten spies - US news - Life WASHINGTON — In the Confederate circles he navigated, John Scobell was considered just another Mississippi slave: singing, shuffling, illiterate and completely ignorant of the Civil War going on around him. Confederate officers thought nothing of leaving important documents where Scobell could see them, or discussing troop movements in front of him. Whom would he tell? Scobell was only the butler, or the deckhand on a rebel sympathizer's steamboat, or the field hand belting out Negro spirituals in a powerful baritone. In reality, Scobell was not a slave at all. He was a spy sent by the Union army, one of a few black operatives who quietly gathered information in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with Confederate spy-catchers and slave masters who could kill them on the spot.

African History And Spirituality - Culture Goldie20: why did the egyptians have the art of writing and the other parts of Africa dd not?about that question, i wouldnt really know how to answer that, and i doubt the really do have answers for that.. YET? no so sure maybe they , i will research about that and get back to you if you don't mind, or maybe if you do know you can share that with me.. some people say that christianity, like most other religions, is a combination of beliefs from other religions... which i believe is true.. , All Religions are simply fragments of African Knowledge.. Africans did not call it a "Religion", it was a way of Life...Africans took their Knowledge, Teachings, & Spirituality around the World.

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.

Exploring Africa Diversity of Africa: Africa, the second largest continent in the world, is a very diverse continent. This diversity is articulated in its physical geography and climate; in its plurality of cultures, traditions, beliefs, values, religions, and artistic expressions; in its many modes of economic production, distribution, and consumption; in its diverse social and political structures and practices.Africa has a rich history: Africa has a dynamic history; Africa was the birthplace of human societies; it has been home to many great civilizations; its history has been shaped by contact with others through great migrations, wars, slavery, colonialism, the Cold War, and the waxing and waning of state systems.Africa Globally Connected: For millennia, Africa has interacted with the outside world. This interaction has facilitated many African contributions and exports to the world, such as agricultural products, minerals, and other material goods, as well as knowledge and cultural expressions.

A Brief History of Jim Crow “I can ride in first-class cars on the railroads and in the streets,” wrote journalist T. McCants Stewart. “I can stop in and drink a glass of soda and be more politely waited upon than in some parts of New England.”

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