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1991 Documentary: The History of Oregon’s Black Exclusion Laws

“They did not want slavery here. They didn’t want land taken over by large plantations so they didn’t have to compete with bonded labor. But they also thought blacks were inferior. That is still here. White supremacy is about that: the beliefs that whites were supreme.” Yesterday I came across an article in The Washington Post about the history of …

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Carter G. Woodson – The Father of Black History Month

“In 1915, Carter G. Woodson helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later named the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), which had the goal of placing African-American historical contributions front and center. Woodson established the scholarly publication Journal of Negro History in 1916, and to help teachers with African-American studies, he created …

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On This Day In Black History: Langston Hughes Was Born

James Mercer Langston Hughes was born (February 1st 1902-May 22, 1967) in Joplin, Missouri and was a poet, writer, novelist, playwright and columnist. He was also one of the many artist and writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was considered to be a rebirth of African-American arts and was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place …

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The Story of Marcus Garvey: A Documentary

“Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He also founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line which promoted the …

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