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Little Known African American History

Boley

All Black Town Boley, Oklahoma ) “Boley was once the crown jewel of all the black towns in Oklahoma,” historian Currie Ballard said recently, standing in the rain near a vacant downtown building. “Booker T. Washington came to Boley … twice and deemed it the finest black town in the world — and Booker T. Washington had literally been all ... Read More »

History of African Americans

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A Slave Named Gordon Many of us have often seen this emphasis picture of the slave with the many scars on his back that depicts the atrocities that many slaves endured at the hands of slave masters. Have you ever wondered who this nameless person was, or what the story of his life might have been? Well, let me introduce ... Read More »

Haitian Revolution Summary

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The Haitian Revolution – Review The Haitian Revolution – AKA: The Black Revolution: Toussaint Louverture Part 1 of 5 The African experience in the Caribbean is essential to our understanding of the history of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In most respects, the events that transpired in the Caribbean greatly overshadow those in North America; in fact, they are often ... Read More »

Don’t Believe The Hype

Black Sterotypes

The Stereotypes & Myths About Black Folk Have you ever wondered why there are so many stereotypes being circulated about black people? Or better yet why do we believe them. What is a stereotype? Race-based stereotypes and myths pose a great threat to racial equality. That’s because racial stereotypes and myths can lead to prejudice and hatred, which, in turn, ... Read More »

African Civilization Before Slavery

African Civilizations

The African Origin of Civilization The following is supporting evidence from The African Origin of Civilization by: Cheikh Anta Diop Evidence from Physical Anthropology. The skeletons and skulls of the Ancient Egyptians clearly reflect they were Negroid people with features very similar to those of modern Black Nubians and other people of the Upper Nile and of East Africa. Melanin ... Read More »

Black Panther Party

BLACK PANTHER PARTY Pieces of History The Black Panther Party was a progressive political organization that stood in the vanguard of the most powerful movement for social change in America since the Revolution of 1776 and the Civil War: that dynamic episode generally referred to as The Sixties. It is the sole black organization in the entire history of black ... Read More »

History Of African Americans In Medicine

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African American Achievements in Medicine: Ten Profiles of Black Pioneers Medical schools were closed to Negroes in the south and to a lesser degree in the north. Because of the color line in medicine, the first few Negro physicians received their medical degrees abroad. A few older medical schools in the east admitted some Negroes; namely, Harvard, Yale, and Pennsylvania. ... Read More »

Julian Francis Abel

JULIAN FRANCIS ABELE (1881-1950) The next time you make the historic run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to thank Julian Francis Abele, the first African-American graduate of what is now University Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. First African American student to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Architecture   Julian ... Read More »

Welcome To Black History Facts 365

Carter G. Woodson

Welcome to Black History Facts 365. Our goal is to produce a site that transcends the traditional “Black History Month” icons and narrative. Black History is American History.  Visit often and join us as we explore the rich history of Africans in America. We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a ... Read More »

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