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01/30/2009 - michael s. steele becomes the first african american chairman of the republican party (8307 hits)
On January 30, 2009, Michael Steele became the first African American to lead the Republican Party as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Chairman Steele is also only the second African American to lead either the Democratic or Republ ...
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05/13/1862 - robert smalls comandeers his way to freedom and greatness (15944 hits)
Very few know the story of the man known as the "Gullah Statesman." He was born, Robert Smalls, on April 5, 1839. His birthplace was Beaufort, a bustling waterfront town sitting on one of the Sea Islands, in what was known as the South Carolina l ...
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07/22/1939 - jane bolin becomes the first black (biracial) woman to serve as u.s. judge (16701 hits)
She was born, Jane Matilda Bolin on April 11, 1908. She was the youngest of four children. Her father was Gaius Charles Bolin. He was the first African American (also part Native American) to attend Williams College, in the Berkeshire Mountains o ...
Posted Friday, May 1st 2009 at 1:19PM (more)
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09/03/1957 - the little rock nine become courageous civil rights pioneers (24060 hits)
In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, California Governor Earl Warren. One year later, on May 17 1954, a Warren court ruling was handed down which stated that segregated educati ...
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13th, 14th and 15th amendments (229689 hits)
    13th through 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution Background and Summary The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished, and continues to prohibit, slavery, and, with limited exceptions, ...
Posted Wednesday, December 19th 2007 at 5:15PM (more)
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1849-1908 blind tom wiggins, slave pianist and autistic savant (5739 hits)
Introducing one of the nineteenth century's most famous and perplexing pianists. Born a slave in Georgia, Blind Tom died an international celebrity in 1908. He had an encyclopedic memory, all-consuming passion for music and mind boggling capacity to ...
Posted Saturday, July 10th 2010 at 8:27AM (more)
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amistad (12853 hits)
Amistad Background and Summary The Amistad was a U.S. Supreme Court case resulting from the rebellion of slaves on board the Spanish schooner ship, La Amistad in 1839. The rebellion broke out when the schooner, traveling along the coast of Cuba, w ...
Posted Monday, January 14th 2008 at 4:17PM (more)
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black cultural festival (5664 hits)
The Black Cultural Festival is designed to bring together the several African and African American communities that represent the Greater Columubs Metropolitan area.  Our theme is, "Celebrating our heritage, while Confronting the Challenges ...
Posted Tuesday, May 20th 2008 at 5:51PM (more)
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black history 42 at los angeles trade technical college (359 hits)
I need images of evoulation of apes into blackmen or women for a class assignment ...
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bloody sunday (15199 hits)
Bloody Sunday Background and Summary "Bloody Sunday" occurred on March 7, 1965, when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with Billy clubs and tear gas so the march was cancelled. The route taken by the marche ...
Posted Wednesday, December 19th 2007 at 5:39PM (more)
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brown v. board of education of topeka, ks (15842 hits)
          Brown v. Board of Education Background and Summary Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., of 1954 is the landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier rulings going back ...
Posted Wednesday, December 19th 2007 at 5:53PM (more)
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earl lloyd 10-31-1950-10-31-2010, 60th anniversary of nba's 1st black player (8372 hits)
The NBA of today is dominated by black players who earn fame, fortune, and icon status as the best athletes on the planet. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony are individuals that have benefited from the path tha ...
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emancipation proclamation (17676 hits)
        Emancipation Proclamation Background The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. The first one, issued on September 22, 1862, declared the ...
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