Category: Historical Figures
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Mayor Ed Koch of New York City (1224)
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Imagine being Black in the 1700s and becoming a self-taught surveyor who played a pivotal role in planning the layout of our nation’s capitol and inventing a clock in 1753. In 1791 alone, Benjamin Banneker completed t...
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During the tenure of Walter White as the second Black executive secretary of the NAACP, Blacks were routinely lynched by White mobs in the 1930s. White used his Nordic appearance to investigate hate crimes against Af...
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Author Clenora Hudson-Weems examines the gruesome 1955 lynching of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi. She also challenges the widespread belief that Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat on a segregated bus preci...
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Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ben Vereen explain being Black in a hostile industry. (623)
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An unprecedented gathering of the top Black leaders in 1972 appeared in a live 90-minute special. Among the guests: Charles Diggs, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, Albert Cleage, Jr., Dick Gregory, Louis Farrakhan and E...
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