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cabrini-green (28681 hits)
Cabrini-Green Background and Summary 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, Cabrin ...
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fort negro (13420 hits)
Fort Negro (Fort Gadsden) Background and Summary Fort Gadsden is located in Franklin County, Fla., on the Apalachicola River. The site contains the ruins of two forts, and has been known by several other names at various times, including Prospect B ...
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harpers ferry, west virginia (11888 hits)
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Background and Summary Harpers Ferry is an historic town in Jefferson County, W.Va. It is situated at the very place that the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet, where the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia ...
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henry highland garnet park baltimore, md (5050 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 (12500 hits)
Jasper, Texas Background and Summary 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. The popu ...
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jena, louisiana (9307 hits)
Jena, Louisiana Background and Summary The town of Jena (pronunciation: jen-NAH) is the seat of La Salle Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population was 2,971 at the 2000 census. In September of 2007, Jena plunged into the national hea ...
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paris, france (15403 hits)
Spirit of Black History in Paris ©Julia Browne   From the Eiffel Tower, down the Champs-Elysees and inside the Louvre museum, Black American history is everywhere in Paris. The first African-American resident we know of is Sally Hemings, ...
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princeville, north carolina (3951 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 (7637 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 apollo theater (12062 hits)
Apollo Theater Background and Summary The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City is one of the most famous theaters for popular music in the United States, and arguably the most famous club associated almost exclusively with Black performers. Apo ...
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the bailey schoolhouse (1785 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 (14223 hits)
Underground Railroad Background and Summary 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 th ...
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watts, (los angeles) california (30235 hits)
Watts, (Los Angeles) California Background and Summary Watts is a residential district in southern Los Angeles county, in California. It is considered part of south Los Angeles. A definitive story of this historic community is The City of Watts, Ca ...
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