Not just a number any more: Website traces the African slaves who shaped America…
Image: 19th century court documents listing the names, ages and boat of African slaves have been turned into a 21st century database enabling people to search for their ancestors and giving slaves an identity. The African slaves, wrenched from their homeland and shipped to America in the 1800s, have been known only as numbers... until now. Called African Origins the project, a new online database could help trace the roots of more than 100,000 slaves and help give them a proper identity.
Posted by~Admin This is a very interesting story. Funny how I never knew about her until today when I came across this article that I just had to read, and then share. It’s kinda interesting how some of us just go through life not knowing how we got to where we are, and who made […]
Nicknamed the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and even the “Créole Goddess” Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture and to become a world-famous entertainer. Contributed to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following MLK's assassination), and assisting the WWII French Resistance (first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre).
"Sepia, a photojournalistic magazine styled like Look and sometimes compared to Ebony, featured articles based primarily on the achievements of African Americans. It was published in Fort Worth, Texas by Good Publishing Company (aka Sepia Publishing), owned and operated by George Levitan, who was not black himself." - Source: Wikipedia