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The 1947 Partition Archive is a global movement to preserve life stories shaped by Partition.

“Cash Crop” — an evocative work of cement, fabric, steel and wood that compels viewers to imagine themselves squeezed into the hull of slave ship. It features 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles representing the 15 million human beings kidnapped and transported by sea during the trans-Atlantic slave trade —people were not considered people; they were considered a good or commodity — ['Cash Crop' on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia 2014]

Dr. Beth A. Brown was an astrophysicist who worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Brown was born on July 15, 1969, in Roanoke, Virginia. As a child, she had a passion to learn more about astronomy and science. She enjoyed watching Star Trek, and Star Wars. Dr. Beth A. Brown was the First Black Woman to Receive a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Michigan appeared first on Black Then.

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The Tragic, Forgotten History of Black Military Veterans

The susceptibility of black ex-soldiers to extrajudicial murder and assault has long been recognized by historians.

The white man want us dependent upon them...This is why they bombed Black Wall Street, THEY WERE INDEPENDENT PEOPLE...OUR PEOPLE HAD IT ALL.DO YOUR RESEARCH

The 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in the Danish West Indies, (now St. John, United States Virgin Islands) started on November 23, 1733 when African slaves from Akwamu revolted against the owners and managers of the island’s plantations. The slave rebellion was one of the earliest and longest slave revolts in the Americas. The Akwamu slaves captured the fort in Coral Bay and took control of most of the island, intending to resume crop production under their own control and use other…

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – Feb. 23, 1915) Robert Smalls was an African-American born into slavery in Beaufort, S.C., but during and after the American Civil War, he became a ship’s pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, whe...10 Black Heroes You Probably Never Heard Of But Should Know

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Anatomy of Four Race Riots: Racial Conflict in Knoxville,...