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AFAM 162 - Lecture 1 - Dawn of Freedom. Chapter 1.

AFAM 162 - Lecture 1 - Dawn of Freedom

Frederick Douglass’ Speech, Delivered to Abolitionist Friends in 1852 [00:00:00] Professor Jonathan Holloway: “Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? 9 Best Angela Davis Books on Feminism, Prison Reform, and More. Temi Oyelola As an iconic educator, scholar, and leader in the civil rights movement, Angela Davis is an obligatory add to your list of must-read black authors.

9 Best Angela Davis Books on Feminism, Prison Reform, and More

13TH TOPICAL RESEARCH GUIDE 2019 1. Film Discussion Guide 13th. 13th Film Discussion Guide By Amy Williams. The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander. Film Discussion Guide 13th. What We Know About the Shooting of Jacob Blake. Episode 1 - Uncomfortable Conversations. What's wrong with saying "all lives matter"? How Can We Win Kimberly Jones Video Full Length David Jones Media Clean Edit #BLM 2020 What Can I Do. Jim Crow Laws: Definition, Facts & Timeline. Jim Crow laws were a collection of state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation.

Jim Crow Laws: Definition, Facts & Timeline

Named after a Black minstrel show character, the laws—which existed for about 100 years, from the post-Civil War era until 1968—were meant to marginalize African Americans by denying them the right to vote, hold jobs, get an education or other opportunities. Those who attempted to defy Jim Crow laws often faced arrest, fines, jail sentences, violence and death. Black Codes The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States.

Black codes were strict local and state laws that detailed when, where and how formerly enslaved people could work, and for how much compensation. The legal system was stacked against Black citizens, with former Confederate soldiers working as police and judges, making it difficult for African Americans to win court cases and ensuring they were subject to Black codes. Tobe Nwigwe Never Planned to Go Viral. Then He Rapped About Breonna Taylor. HOUSTON — Tobe Nwigwe has spent five years as an independent rapper and singer on the Houston scene, building an audience — including fans like Erykah Badu and Michelle Obama — with weekly song drops that unfailingly arrive with a brand-new video.

Tobe Nwigwe Never Planned to Go Viral. Then He Rapped About Breonna Taylor.

His plan has always been consistency, not virality. But sudden, unexpected fame arrived last month after he released a track that called attention to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. “I need you to,” Nwigwe sings as the track opens. Then in his typical sober rumble, he raps, “Arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor.” The entire song, called “I Need You To (Breonna Taylor),” is 44 seconds long, with spare production. On a recent morning Nwigwe, 33, was at work as usual, shooting a video for a song called “Eat” in his sea-foam green living room, wearing a sea-foam green outfit and a gold grill.

Nwigwe’s family has always played a large role in his art. Kamala Harris: How immigrant parents shaped her life. Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.

Kamala Harris: How immigrant parents shaped her life

In the three weeks since she launched her presidential campaign, Kamala Harris has quoted one figure more than any other: her mom. “My mother used to say, don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” Harris told 20,000 supporters at her kick-off rally in Oakland. She would also tell a young Harris that “you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last,” the California senator said at events in Iowa and South Carolina. The story of Harris’ parents — immigrant academics from very different parts of the world chasing their American Dream to the Bay Area — has become a key part of her message as she introduces herself to the country. What Black Lives Matter and the Global Sustainable Development Goals Have in Common - then and now.... Standing with Black Lives Matter - Resources from TeachingBooks. June 2020 Special Edition With this special edition we focus on amplifying Black voices and African American experiences through literary words and artistic expressions in children's and young adult books.

Standing with Black Lives Matter - Resources from TeachingBooks

As author Kwame Alexander said at last week's KidLit Rally for Black Lives: "There is a knee on the neck of Black America. " WORLD WIDE CELEBRATION. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.


Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants.