Black History

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* Congress passed the Civil Rights Act over the veto of President Andrew Johnson on this date in 1866. The act declared that all persons born in the United States were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous condition. As citizens they could make and enforce contracts, sue and be sued, give evidence … Continue reading

The Racial Groups Facing The Biggest Barriers To Success In America

THE HUFFINGTON POST 8 Hours Ago by Rebecca Klein From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. While more than 92 percent of white, Latino, American-Indian and Asian and Pacific Islander babies are born at normal birth weight, that number … Continue reading

Black History Month Resources

PBS 2 Hours Ago Article February 3rd, 2014 Black History Month Resources This year Black History Month kicks off with Black Male Achievement Week (February 3 – 9) and PBS NewsHour Extra has the resources you need to successfully reach your students. Get the conversation started with the POV documentary “American Promise” which airs February … Continue reading

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades K-5

NEA 5 Hours Ago by Phil Nast Integrating African-American Culture & History into Your Curriculum By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: language arts, social studies, preK-2, 3-5 To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects … Continue reading

The Mis-Education of the Negro

“Philosophers have long conceded, however, that every man has two educators: ‘that which is given to him, and the other that which he gives himself. Of the two kinds the latter is by far the more desirable. Indeed all that is most worthy in man he must work out and conquer for himself. It is … Continue reading

Dignitaries pay tribute to civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM 12 Hours Ago by Jim Morrill A single moment defined Franklin McCain Sr.’s place in history. But it didn’t define the life he went on to lead for the next 54 years. That was the message Friday in a parade of tributes to a man remembered as everything from a devoted father to “an … Continue reading

Grant will highlight D.C.’s African American history

by Jacqueline Thomsen and Mary Ellen McIntire | Hatchet Reporter Issue: January 13, 2014 | News Media Credit: Photo courtesy of University Archives D.C.’s black history will come together this spring, as researchers piece together texts, images and videos documenting the city’s African American community at Gelman Library. A half-million dollar grant will allow the … Continue reading

46 Years Ago: Thurgood Marshall Sworn In Becoming First African American Supreme Court Justice

THE HUFFINGTON POST 5 Hours Ago On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the United States Supreme Court, making him the first African American to hold one of the prestigious seats. When he joined the bench, the Supreme Court was fairly liberal. Landmark cases such as 1973’s Roe v. Wade were passed … Continue reading

This Day in Black History: Sept. 24, 1935

BET.COM 6 Hours Ago by Jonathan P. Hicks Joe Louis is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. His nickname was the Brown Bomber and he became the first African-American to draw a $1 million purse in the field of boxing on Sept. 24, 1935. Louis, who was born in 1914, achieved that financial … Continue reading

Vigilance And Victory: How The Birmingham Church Bombing Revealed America’s Ugly Truths

THE HUFFINGTON POST 4 Hours Ago by Danielle Cadet On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Ala., at 10:22 a.m., a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast, erupting from the church’s east side, sprayed mortar and bricks, caving in the building’s walls. Of the nearly 200 congregants inside, attending Sunday school … Continue reading

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