This excellent new infographic from Demos combines information drawn from the organization's own work, This Week in Poverty, and a recent American Prospect article written by Georgetown University Law Professor Peter Edelman.
The strongest evidence of African presence in America before Columbus comes from the pen of Columbus himself. In 1920, a renowned American historian and linguist, Leo Weiner of Harvard University, in his book, Africa and the Discovery of America photo, explained how Columbus noted in his journal that Native Americans had confirmed that “black skinned people had come from the south-east in boats, trading in gold-tipped spears.”
Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West received his undergraduate education at Harvard University, graduating with his bachelor's degree in 1973, and received his Ph.D at Princeton University in 1980, becoming the first ever African American to graduate from Princeton with a Ph.D in philosophy.[
Aunt Sophie. The values of the Appalachians are less modern than the customs of some bigger cities in America. Some uniformed people refer to the mountain people of Appalachia as hicks, rednecks, and hillbillies. Some people believe that Appalachians are uneducated. This is because it took a few generations to get schools when the new settlers came. 1925, University of Oregon Libraries.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL in progress. The 563-foot-high mountain carving-in-the-round will dominate the horizon. A poem by Korczak will be carved on the mountain in letters three feet tall. The 350-foot diameter, hogan-style Indian Museum of North America will be across the reflecting pool from the mountain.The American Indian University & Medical Training Center will rise on either side of the Avenue of the Chiefs. The avenue will be lined with sculptural portraits of famous Native Americans.
Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.