Adam Daniel Williams: Martin Luther King's Grandfather
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by Danita Smith
1M ago
Adam Daniel Williams was a catalyst for his grandson's actions and laid the foundation for him in many ways ..read more
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American Baptist College - Founded in 1924
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by Danita Smith
3M ago
September 14, 1924, the American Baptist College opened its doors. Like some other historically Black colleges, the American Baptist College got its start from a religious organization ..read more
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Allen University: Founded in 1870
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by Danita Smith, Danita Smith - BLACK and Education
4M ago
Allen University was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in 1870.  It’s hard for me to think of another institution (outside of the Federal Government) that has supported and established more institutions of higher learning than the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It cannot be overstated that the AME Church had a lasting and phenomenal impact on the lives of many Black Americans.  It was the first independent African-American religious denomination ..read more
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Alcorn State University
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by Danita Smith
4M ago
Alcorn State University was founded in 1871. It offered higher education to areas where none might not have been available to many people in rural Mississippi, but its greatest testament is shared by those who graced its halls, namely Hiram Revels and Medgar Evers ..read more
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Albany State University
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by Danita Smith
4M ago
Albany State University was founded in 1903 with rich traditions and a long history, its stories are best told through the experiences of the people who lived them ..read more
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Alabama State University
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by Danita Smith
4M ago
Alabama State University was active in several ways at the end of the Civil War, when it was founded, and at the dawn of the modern Civil Rights Movement ..read more
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W.C. Handy: A Musical Genius
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by Danita Smith
1y ago
W.C. Handy, photograph by Carl Van Vechten, July 17, 1941 Shop for our books Stories about Black History and Ten Things Your Child Should Know SHOP HERE W. C. Handy was born in Florence, Alabama. He was born William Christopher Handy on November 16, 1873 to Elizabeth Brewer and Charles Barnard Handy. Both his father and his grandfather were ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal tradition. Handy grew up around music, like most African Americans. The traditions that early African Americans developed grew into what became known as jazz and the blues. Both genres developed along similar t ..read more
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Henry Highland Garnet: His Most Famous Speech
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by Danita Smith
1y ago
*Delivered before the National Convention of Colored Citizens, Buffalo, New York, August 16, 1843. Published in Henry Highland Garnet’s, Walker’s Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life. And also Garnet’s Address to the Slaves of the United States of America. New-York, Printed by J. H. Tobitt, 1848, pages 89–97. SHOP OUR EBOOKS CLASSIC LITERATURE AND “TEN THINGS YOUR CHILD SHOULD KNOW ABOUT READING, WRITING AND MATH” SHOP FOR EBOOKS August 16, 1843 in Buffalo, NY Brethren and Fellow-Citizens:—Your brethren of the North, East, and West have been accustomed to meet together in National Convent ..read more
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Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson
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by Danita Smith, Danita Smith - BLACK and Education.com
1y ago
Check out our books for back-to-school support and resources - here.. Available here for $0.99 and on Amazon Available here Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson - August 19, 1791 Maryland. Baltimore County. Near Ellicotts Lower Mills August 19th: 1791 Sir, I am fully sensible of the greatness of that freedom which I take with you on the present occasion; a liberty which Seemed to me scarcely allowable, when I reflected on that distinguished, and dignifyed station in which you Stand; and the almost general prejudice and prepossession which is so prevailent in the world against those of my co ..read more
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Sally Hemings: She was Only Fourteen
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by Danita Smith, Danita Smith, BLACK and Education.com
1y ago
Elizabeth Hemings What I thought about as I have read about Sally Hemings (over the years) has been, “What about her mother? What was her mother’s life like?” Elizabeth Hemings was the daughter of a Captain of an English trading vessel and an enslaved woman from Africa.  Elizabeth, like her daughter Sally would be, was forced to be a sex slave, literally, by the man who owned her and her children, John Wayles.  She had at least twelve children, many of whom, including herself, were given to Thomas Jefferson and his wife, Martha, when John Wayles died.  Martha, Thomas Jefferson’s ..read more
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