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Progress In Africa

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Economioc Development of Africa Education and Academic Achievement Did you know that Black immigrants from Africa have more college education and higher rates of degree attainment than any other immigrant group in the United States?  According to U.S. Census data, Nigerian immigrants have the highest levels of education in the nation, surpassing whites and Asians. Eighty percent of the population of the ... Read More »

Remembering Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Dorothy I. Height

Civil Rights Leader & Activist Dorothy Irene Height Today we celebrate Dorothy Height’s 102nd birthday. Google Tributes Dorothy Height with a Doodle on Her 102nd Birthday If you’re in the United States, today you’ll see activist Dorothy Height represented in the Doodle at the top of your screen. Dr. Height would have been 102 years old today.  Dorothy Irene Height ... Read More »

The Sanitation Workers Strike Tested MLK’s Non-Violence Principles

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The Sanitation Workers Strike Memphis 1968 The ‘Memphis Sanitation Strike‘ began on February 11, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Citing years of poor treatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the horrifying recent deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, some 1300 black sanitation workers walked off the job in protest. They also sought to join the American Federation of State, County, ... Read More »

Civil Rights Act

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Civil Rights Acts Most of us are familiar with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. But did you know that long before that landmark legislation, there were other Civil Rights Acts passed in the United States? Below read the history of how Civil Rights have changed over time and discover why even today, these rights are only secured through our continued ... Read More »

The Poor People’s Campaign

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History of Poor People’s Campaign On December 4, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized a Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice and housing for the poor in the United States; aiming itself at rebuilding America’s cities. The Poor People’s Campaign did not focus on just poor black ... Read More »

African American Woman of the Civil Rights Movement

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Black Women Were Crucial to Civil Rights Movement   Whenever we see the newsreels from that time, we see black men in the room with President John F. Kennedy  or President Lyndon Johnson. We see black men in the great struggle leading the way, making the decisions, fighting the good fight. In documentaries such as PBS Eyes on the Prize, ... Read More »

Black History Timeline

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The Civil Rights Movement Black History Timeline At the midpoint of the twentieth century, African Americans once again answered the call to transform the world. The social and economic ravages of Jim Crow era racism were all-encompassing and deep-rooted. Yet like a phoenix rising from the ashes of lynch mobs, debt peonage, residential and labor discrimination, and rape, the black ... Read More »

The Evolution of Black Education

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The Role of Black Education Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to next. In 1773 a time when most African Americans could not read or write a self taught slave from Boston published a collection of literary works entitled,”Poems on the Varies Subjects, Religious and Moral”. Her name was Phyllis Wheatley, and ... Read More »

The Will To Survive & The Equal Rights Movement

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A Fight For Equal Rights The history of the African Americans encompasses not only a persistent struggle against injustice, but remarkable service both to the black community and to the nation as a whole. In the years before the Civil War, Black abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas, and Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman fought heroically, not only to free black slaves in the North ... Read More »

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