Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" provides one of the most comprehensive analyses of the effects of White supremacy, racism, African slavery and colonialism. In it Fanon acknowledges the heinous and calculated effects of White oppression, and concludes that a people so brought low by the effects of systematic degradation can but only find one final solution to ridding themselves of the burden of their fate - violent upheaval and rebellion against it. What makes this truth quite…
The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas. On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominantly African American town of Slocum Texas were massacred. This was one of many successful, self sufficient African American communities subjected to an attack designed to maintain economic white supremacy. In each town, the incident that sparked the attack was relatively insignificant and often fabricated.
The most untalked about, unappreciated, unknown giant in the African American community - Vivien_Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s.
In 1911, Florence Elizabeth Higginbotham came to Nantucket as a domestic. In 1920, Mrs. Higginbotham bought her own Nantucket home where she lived for the rest of her life. In 1933, Mrs. Higginbotham purchased the African Meeting House, a structure that served as a church, school and meeting house for the African American community. After Mrs. Higginbotham died in 1972, her son, Wilhelm, honored her request to retain the meeting house property.
The first African-American person to make it to millionaire status as an actor was Lincoln Theordore Perry, who was known as Stepin Fetchit. Although he was one of the first black faces on television, his appearance did not come without controversy within the African-American community. http://blackthen.com/game-changers-how-stepin-fetchit-became-the-first-african-american-actor-millionaire/
Margaret "Mag" Palm A conductor on the Underground Railroad Margaret Palm was a colorful character in Gettysburg's African-American community during the mid-nineteenth century. Before the Civil War she served as a conductor along the local branch of the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue circa-1812 military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves north from the area.
The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a Native American activist organization in the United States, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by urban Native Americans. The national AIM agenda focuses on spirituality, leadership, and sovereignty. AIM was founded in 1968 by Dennis Banks, George Mitchell, Herb Powless, Clyde Bellecourt, Harold Goodsky, Eddie Benton-Banai, and a number of others in Minneapolis' Native American community. Russell Means, born Oglala Lakota, was an early leader in…