#BlackYouthMatter: Vol IV

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Another Look at Anna, the Other Douglass

“As is the condition of most wives her identity became merged into that of her husband” Rosetta Douglass Sprague With all of Frederick Douglass’ vast and enduring contributions to global human rights, it would be easy to consider his spouse of 44 years, Anna Murray Douglass, as the good woman behind the great man. To […]

How to Celebrate Black History Month on Social Media

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A Lesson on Intersectionality, Part I

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Do You Know George Crum?

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol III

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Ella Baker: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol II

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Phillis Wheatley: The First Great American Writer

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First Ever All Black News Network Launches in U.S.

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In Celebration of Black Hair (Or Lack Thereof)

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How a Traditional Indian Approach to Hair Care Saved My Afro

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The Hidden Book of Zora Neale Hurston

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Race Is A Social Construct

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All About Melanin

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Jo Ann Robinson Leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Mary Elizabeth Bowser and The Art of Layered Espionage

At a time where slaves were only thought of as mere property instead of intelligent and well-rounded human beings, an educated African-American woman in her mid-twenties used these deep-seeded stereotypes to her advantage to relay Confederate secrets to Union intelligence and sympathizers in the hopes of granting freedom for all.  

What to Black Women Is the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

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Marie M. Daly

We are pleased to spotlight Marie M. Daly in day twelve of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Marie M. Daly is the first black woman to earn a Ph.D in chemistry. Marie M. Daly was born on April 16, 1921, in Queens, New York. She was raised […]