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This Month in Black History – April 11, 1968 Civil Rights Act is signed by Lyndon B. Johnson

— ADVERTISEMENT — The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the The 1950s and 1960s. Many blacks used this as a platform to gain equal rights under the law in the United States. The Civil War had officially abolished slavery, but it didn’t end discrimination against blacks …

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Biography: Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was a poet and a novelist who wrote about the various accomplishments of African-Americans and promoted pride in the African-American identity and culture. Dunbar was the first African-American author to garner a significant nation-wide and global following. Much of Dunbar’s work focused on everyday African-American life. The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920, …

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Langston Hughes- The Great Story Teller

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri.  His parents were James Hughes and Carrie Langston Hughes. Langston’s mother was a teacher and his father a lawyer and wealthy landowner. Langston Hughes was an African-American male whose origins like most African-Americans can be traced back to West Africa. His father later moved …

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5 Ways African-Americans Can Connect with Nature

With international global earth day fast approaching, it is only natural to talk about our environment and how to connect more with the outdoors. Many African-Americans shy away from outdoor activities for various reasons. The sad reality is in part that we have abandoned our responsibilities to the environment and in return, we are suffering …

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Meet Zumbi dos Palmares, Brazil’s Greatest Warrior Who Lead a Massive Slave Revolt in the 1600s

Meet Zumbi dos Palmares, Brazil’s Greatest Warrior Who Lead a Massive Slave Revolt in the 1600s   Today Zumbi dos Palmares is considered to be the greatest warrior figure of Brazil for leading a massive slave revolt during the 1600s. In fact, Zumbi dos Palmares is the reason that Brazil has celebrated Black Conscious Day, …

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