History

Uncle Tom was a man who refused to beat black women….

— ADVERTISEMENT — We need to question the things we take as fact, this is an ongoing process. Today, on our Raising Proud Black Children Facebook group, a member shared something that is important for us all to know. It concerned Uncle Tom! Uncle Tom was originally a character from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, …

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MLK Day wasn’t officially observed in all 50 states until the year 2000!

It’s Martin Luther King Day today, the official holiday put in place to recognize the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Wikipedia says Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther …

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A Black woman delivered the articles of impeachment for a White Supremacist President on Martin Luther King’s real birthday

Whatever happens in the coming months / years, let’s not forget this little moment of History that was shared by @iDaywa. “A Black woman delivered the articles of impeachment for a White Supremacist President on Martin Luther King’s real birthday” Oh and by the way… Her name is Cheryl Johnson, she’s the clerk of the …

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Was Everything We Know About Greek Philosophy Was Stolen From Egypt?

The Greeks didn’t just stumble upon enlightenment yet it seems much of our education stops blank at their findings as the gateway to the modern world. However we know that reality is never really as simple as that and recently an article from TruDreadz.com reminded us of this and delved into some of the thoughts …

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54 volume encyclopedia of African culture being written by Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim

This is an amazing story, we just had to share! Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is writing a huge 54 volume encyclopedia of African culture! Read an excerpt below from Okay Africa. Ghanaian writer and art historian, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, was a PhD student back in 2009,  when she first conceived the idea of creating …

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Black History is British History! Here are some British Hidden History Figures

The British education system conveniently leaves out a lot of its cruelest history and in my personal experience shys away from including any positiv influence from Black people before the 60s. But for many reasons the cold isles of Britain have had Black people wevaed into their history for some time, for good and for …

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Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad-1831

Slavery in the United States was characterized by the grave mistreatment of African Americans. However, the first half of the 19th century came with an awakening where many people in northern states began opposing slavery aka abolitionists. These societies went against White Southerners who were benefiting from the slavery system. This movement later became known …

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