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'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

A Chosen Exile: Black People Passing in White America - black people living as whites. A tragic loss of community.

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Louisiana Legislaturewas more than 1/2 Black right after the Civil War and Black people were able to vote for the first time.

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10 Slave Codes That Were Designed to Oppress and Humiliate Blacks. Enslaved Blacks and Africans did not readily accept slavery. There were many uprisings where white settlers were slain or injured, in the South and North. Plantation owners were fearful for their lives from a violent rebellion, so much so that they came together to create what they called “slave codes,” a succession of laws (some differed …

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Art history lesson of the week: This is the earliest and only individual portrait of a black African to have survived from the late middle ages and the Renaissance (1500s). He has a moustache and a forked beard, and his black hair is largely covered by an orange bonnet with a turned-up brim on which there is a gold or silver-gilt pilgrim’s badge of Our Lady of Halle, a town near Brussels that became a place of pilgrimage frequented by the Habsburg rulers of the Low Countries.

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History by David Dabydeen; essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long and fascinating history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black Florence Nightingale', & Walter Tull, footballer & First World War officer, to our own day.

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Black Madonna of Czestachowa. There are hundreds of Black Madonna paintings worldwide; most in Europe, but in America her celebrated, holy shrine is in Detroit, Michigan. Before slavery skin colour wasn't a social issue in the west. Christian Saints were equally shared among white people & black people; Historical religious art in Eastern Europe & Mid-East Churches portrayed biblical figures with tanned or dark complexion; the Western Churches adopted lighter skin colour after the…

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Poster signed by Nicholle KOBI #beautiful Brown black people girl woman queen boy man in paris #French #oui yes love

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