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Day 21- Revolutionary Poet, Musician, Rapper, and Activist. Gil Scott-Heron

So… I decided to switch things up and try a photo montage for today’s history celebration. FAIL! I downloaded and paid for this song but since it’s copyrighted, the video montage will not play in its entirety. Guess I’ll just post a slideshow. 😁 (*I do not own the rights to this song but I… Read More Day 21- Revolutionary Poet, Musician, Rapper, and Activist. Gil Scott-Heron

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Day 19: Escape to Canada- Shadrach Minkins

If you relied solely on what is being taught in schools about Black history or what you can easily find on the internet, you would think Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Robert Smalls were the only “significant” escaped slaves.  Everyone who escaped and survived is significant but there was one who had an interesting story… Read More Day 19: Escape to Canada- Shadrach Minkins

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Day 13 – Too Black, Too Strong and Most Often, Misunderstood – The Black Panther Party

What comes to mind when you hear about the Black Panthers? Do you envision Afros, all black, leather jackets and berets, gangsters, intimidation, black power, radicalism, rifle toting men and women, violence, extremist, OR or do you think about what the intended mission was for this revolutionary party and consider why the government was determined… Read More Day 13 – Too Black, Too Strong and Most Often, Misunderstood – The Black Panther Party

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Day 12 – Can We Celebrate the Modern Heroes As Well?

While narrowing down the topics for today’s post I realized something rather disturbing about black history. After pages and pages of internet browsing I found a common theme – We (people writing, sharing and celebrating our history) seem to be stuck in time. While black men and women made great contributions to American society throughout… Read More Day 12 – Can We Celebrate the Modern Heroes As Well?