african-american-history

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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.

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Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | Opinion

BY: - May 19, 2022

W.E.B. DuBois once said, 'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.'

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Brown v. Bd of Ed never really overturned Plessy | Michael Coard

BY: - May 17, 2022

America won’t be serious until it destroys its inherent and systemic racism.

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Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention. Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images

Jackie Robinson was a radical. Don’t listen to the sanitized version of history | Opinion

BY: - April 18, 2022

He challenged banks for discriminating against Black neighborhoods and condemned slumlords who preyed on Black families.

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Slavery never really ended because the 13th Amendment still allows it | Michael Coard

BY: - April 12, 2022

People think the 13th Amendment repealed slavery. It didn't. It just created slavery by another name.

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Attorney Cecil B. Moore raises his hand with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Temple University Libraries

Happy 107th birthday Cecil B. Moore: The perfect role model for Black attorneys | Michael Coard

BY: - April 5, 2022

All Black attorneys know how systemically racist America is - Cecil Moore knew it, and did something about it.

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Will the U.S. Supreme Court ever get around to overruling the shame of Dred Scott?| Michael Coard

BY: - March 8, 2022

Language in a Kansas case reminds us that this shameful judgment has never been overturned.

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Marking a shameful anniversary & the U.S. Supreme Court’s racist failure | Michael Coard

BY: - March 1, 2022

180 years ago, the highest court in the land ordered a free Black woman and her children back into slavery. And Pa. played a role.

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Lawyer Robert Morris fought — sometimes physically — to free the enslaved | Michael Coard

BY: - February 15, 2022

Morris wasn't the nation's first Black lawyer -- but he left a big mark on history.

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How 18th Century Quakers led a sugar boycott to protest slavery | Opinion

BY: - February 3, 2022

In the 1780s, British and American Quakers launched an extensive and unprecedented propaganda campaign against slavery and slave-labor products.

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Black History Month is world history every day | Michael Coard

BY: - February 1, 2022

Africa is the cradle of humankind. And it is also the cradle of civilization.

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The forgotten voices of race records: The Black artists fleeced by the music industry | Opinion

BY: - February 1, 2022

Bottom line: If record companies could get away with it, there was no bottom line