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Cabrini-Green (37034 hits)
Cabrini-Green is a Chicago Housing Authority public housing development on Chicago's North Side. It’s bordered by Evergreen Avenue, Sedgwick Street, Division Street and Larrabee Street. At its peak, Cabrini-Green was home to 15,000 people who were living in the mid- and high-rise apartment buildings. ...
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Fort Negro (19112 hits)
The site contains the ruins of two forts, and has been known by several other names at various times, including Prospect Bluff Fort, Nicholl's Fort, British Post, Fort Negro, African Fort and Fort Apalachicola. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Fort Gadsden Historic Site is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1972. ...
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Henry Highland Garnet Park Baltimore, MD (6836 hits)
On February 12, 1865, Henry Highland Garnet was the first black person to speak to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Henry Highland Garnet Park was named after the famous Baltimore native Presbyterian preacher and lecturer. ...
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Jasper, Texas (15682 hits)
Jasper is a city in Jasper County, Texas, on the U.S. Highways 96 and 190, State Highway 63 and Sandy Creek. It is the place of an infamous hate crime: the brutal murder of a Black man named James Byrd. ...
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Jena, Louisiana (11782 hits)
In September of 2007, Jena plunged into the national headlines in the United States for the racial tension surrounding the school system and the “Jena Six.” The “Jena Six” refers to a group of six Black teenage boys who were charged as adults with harsh sentences for the beating of a peer, Justin Barker, a White teenager at Jena High School, on December 4, 2006. ...
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Paris, France (19844 hits)
African-Americans have a rich history in Paris. For over 200 years writers, artists, entertainers, intellectuals, and musicians have found inspiration and personal evolution in the City of Light and left their mark. ...
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Princeville, North Carolina (5372 hits)
The first town in America founded by freed Black slaves....It is also known as Freedom Hill. ...
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St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church Baltimore, MD (9643 hits)
Established in 1888, Saint Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church stood as the first church in the world dedicated to Saint Peter Claver, the apostle for the slaves. The church still stands at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Freemont. The old ...
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The Bailey Schoolhouse (3289 hits)
The Bailey Schoolhouse is a one-room school located at 1301 Mountain Ridge Rd in Buckhannon, West Virginia. It is adjacent to Bailey Cemetery and is one of the few remaining one-room schools still standing on its original site. John P Bailey and h ...
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Underground Railroad (16906 hits)
The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses that 19th century Black slaves in the United States used to escape to free states (or even as far north as Canada) with the aid of abolitionists and other escaped slaves. ...
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Watts, (Los Angeles) California (37532 hits)
Watts is a residential district in southern Los Angeles county, in California. It is considered part of south Los Angeles. It is known for large-scale rioting that broke out in the city in the 1960s over racial unrrest. ...
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