Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tag: George Washington

Contrary to Popular Belief, George Washington Was...

On April 30, 1789, Virginia planter and slave owner George Washington became the first American president. However, there is historical evidence proving that Washington was...

Scholastic Pulls Children’s Book Portraying Enslaved Africans...

Scholastic is pulling a controversial new picture book about George Washington and a family who were enslaved, the publisher said on Sunday. A Birthday Cake...

‘Happy’ Enslaved Africans Infuriates Twitter as Backlash...

Atlanta Blackstar reported last night about a children's book that depicts the conditions of enslaved Black people as happy and satisfied with their own...

Enslaved Africans of George Washington Depicted as...

A children's book published by Scholastic depicting "happy and joyful" enslaved people has stirred outrage amongst both parents and educators. A Birthday Cake for George...

New York-Area Search Ongoing For UPenn Track...

The day after Christmas, Timothy Hamlett, who turned 21 on New Year’s Day, told his parents he was headed out to connect with some...

5 Extraordinary Black Women Who Played Major...

Phillis Wheatley (1753 – Dec. 5, 1784) Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped from Africa and taken to America as a young girl. She was an educated girl...

10 Fascinating Facts About George Washington and...

George Washington first came into possession of enslaved Africans at the early age of 11. Washington and his wife Martha together owned about 200 enslaved...

Land of the Free: 7 Racist Statements...

Abraham Lincoln, 1858 “I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social...

8 US Presidents You May Not Have...

Earlier this week the nation celebrated President's Day. Historian Clarence Lusane highlighted the obvious contradictions in his most recent article, "Missing from Presidents' Day:...