Sunday, February 16, 2020

Tag: History

Slavery In New York: College Compiles First-Ever...

Access to New York's first-ever index of enslaved Blacks and their owners is now just a few clicks away, thanks to a searchable database...

First Modern Britons Had ‘Dark to Black’...

The earliest Britons, who lived nearly 10,000 years ago, had "dark to black" skin, dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, according to a...

Debate Continues Over What Exactly to Do...

In the wake of deadly violence that broke out over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va., early last month, officials in the town of...

Martin Luther King, Malcolm X Among Potential...

The University of Oxford plans to diversity its curriculum by requiring students to learn more about the history of Black, Asian and other nonwhite...

#ReclaimMLK Reveals How American History Distorts the...

Since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the narrative of his activism has been whitewashed to be used in ways to control and pacify...

7 Inappropriate (and Often Racist) Moments in...

Although textbooks are used as learning tools, there are times -- especially when providing information on Black people -- that there is not much to learn and...

8 of the Biggest Myths Propagated About...

Black People Were Better Off in America Many historians have argued that slavery somehow saved many Black people from the primitive “Dark Continent” of Africa....

10 Techniques Used By Archeologists, Historians and...

Telling the Story of Europe in Africa “Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.” In his book,...

10 Time Periods Depict Changing Hairstyles of...

The Appropriation of Black Hair 1400s-1500s: During this century, Europeans traded on the west coast of Africa with people wearing elaborate hairstyles, including locs, plaits...

Rosa Parks’ Artifacts Purchased for $4.5M

The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day...

13 Shocking Insights Into Islam and the...

Islam Appears in Africa Islam was first introduced to Africa in Somalia in the early seventh century by Muslims Arabs fleeing persecution from the pagan...

Our Stories: 10 Powerful Slave Narratives Worth...

  The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano (1789) Equiano’s narrative is unique because he gives readers a glimpse into West African...

Video Exposes The Lengths Europeans Went to...

This video exposes the great length Europeans went to erase Africans out of history. Video from Documen tary

Black History Month: Why Isn't There A...

“How come there isn’t a White History Month?” If you're inserting an eye-roll after reading that question, you're not alone. Many of us have...