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Uncle Tom Log's Cabin

Uncle Tom Log’s Cabin

— ADVERTISEMENT — Uncle Tom History has not been kind to Uncle Tom, the hero of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and one of the most popular figures of nineteenth-century American fiction. After its initial burst of sensational popularity and influence, Uncle Tom’s Cabin fell into neglect. Its circulation declined following the end of the Civil War and Stowe’s death, and …

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Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum

Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum

WASHINGTON—Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday. The media mogul and former talk-show host previously gave $1 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the museum says her $13 million total contribution is its …

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The Original Statue of Liberty presented to the U.S. was a Statue of a..."Black Woman".

The Original Statue of Liberty presented to the U.S. was a Statue of a…”Black Woman”.

Did you know the Original Statue of Liberty presented to the U.S. was a Statue of a…”Black Woman”. There is a lot of history that didn’t make it into the history books for our schools. READ, get you a book and educate yourself. A History Lesson It is hard to believe that after my many …

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Should African Americans (non-immigrants) get reparations?

Should African Americans (non-immigrants) get reparations?

Note: UI attached the phrase “non-immigrants” to the title. This descriptor cannot be attached to any other people.  That single word has the power to bring forth memories of slave screams, blood-shed, lynching, raping and the unrepentant theft of generations of successful Black families by the United States of America. It also has the power …

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Does the African American community suffer from Stockholm Syndrome?

Does the African American community suffer from Stockholm Syndrome?

Interesting question. where do you stand on the issue. More about Stockholm Syndrome Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy andsympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack …

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Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman (before 1790 – 29 December 1815)[1] (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two[2] Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term,[3] and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love. Southern Africa Sarah …

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Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons

Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons

A 2011 study in Demography, “The Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons” (PDF), uses Census data from 1940 to 2000, with additional data from the Census Bureau’s companion American Community Survey, to compare higher education completion rates for black men and women between 1940 and 2000. The rates were then measured against comparable …

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