Samuel Burris, the Abolitionist Who Was Imprisoned for Helping Slaves Escape to Freedom in the 19th Century
Samuel D. Burris was a prominent figure in the abolitionist movement in the United States during the mid-19th century.
The Stono Rebellion: How Enslaved Africans Led the Largest Slave Rebellion in South Carolina in 1739
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The Stono Rebellion was an uprising of enslaved Africans who were likely from the Central African Kingdom of Kongo that took place in the colony of South Carolina in September 1739
Remembering Heartbreak Day: The Tragedy of New Year’s Day for Slave Families in the United States
Heartbreak Day, also known as New Year's Day, was a day of great fear and sadness for many enslaved families in the United States.
The Unforgettable Legacy of Hattie McDaniel: The First Black Actress to Win an Oscar
Hattie McDaniel was a pioneering African American actress, singer, and songwriter who made history in 1940 when she became the first black person to win an Academy Award.
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20 Black Inventors and Their Inventions That Shaped the World
20 Black Inventors and their inventions that shaped American History: Black inventors have played a crucial role in shaping American history
The History-Making Career of Jack Arthur Johnson, the First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World
Jack Arthur Johnson, also known as the "Galveston Giant," was the first black heavyweight boxing champion in the world. He made history on December 26, 1908, when he defeated Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia
The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the First African American Millionaire
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Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was the first self-made African American millionaire in the United States. She was a pioneering entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.
The Ocoee Massacre of 1920: A Tragedy Born of a Black Man’s Quest to Vote
The Ocoee massacre of 1920 was a violent attack on the African American community in Ocoee, Florida, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated 50 to 60 black Americans.
Cathay Williams: The Trailblazing Woman Who Disguised Herself as a Man to Serve in the US Army
Cathay Williams was an African American woman who is notable for being the first known female African American to enlist and serve in the United States Army.
How Enslaved Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives
Slave breeding was a slave multiplication agenda. It was implemented by slave owners through a forced sexual relation between the male and female slaves and between masters and their female slaves.
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King Hintsa: The Xhosa Leader Who Was Betrayed, Killed, and Mutilated by the British
King Hintsa, also known as Hintsa kaKhawuta, was the king of the Xhosa Kingdom from 1804-1835. As a formidable...