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    Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom (PBS Special)

    Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom (PBS Special)

    Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.

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    Becoming Frederick Douglass (PBS Special)

    Becoming Frederick Douglass (PBS Special)

    Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the most influential voices for democracy in American history. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the role Douglass played in securing the right to freedom for African Americans.

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    Making Black America (PBS Special)

    Making Black America (PBS Special)

    Struggle and resistance are hallmarks of the African American experience, but they are not the only story. Beyond the reach of the “White gaze,” Black people worked and played, laughed and loved, hoped and dreamed, started families, built schools and businesses, formed communities, and created vast social networks that, borrowing from the motto of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, lifted as they climbed. In this new four-hour documentary series, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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    Jim Crow of the North (PBS Special)

    Jim Crow of the North (PBS Special)

    Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive covenants to their elimination in the late 1960s. Racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. The story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice.

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    The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

    The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

    The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow is a landmark four-part series that tells the story of the African-American struggle and triumphs from 1865-1954, known as the Reconstruction and Jim Crow Eras. Lynchings and beatings by night. Demeaning treatment by day. And a life of crushing subordination for Southern blacks that was maintained by white supremacist laws and customs known as "Jim Crow." It was a brutal and oppressive era in American history, but during this time, large numbers of African Americans

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    "The Other America" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    "The Other America" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    Members of the faculty and members of the student body of this great institution of learning; ladies and gentlemen. Now there are several things that one could talk about before such a large, concerned, and enlightened audience. There are so many problems facing our nation and our world, that one could just take off anywhere. But today I would like to talk mainly about the race problems since I'll have to rush right out and go to New York to talk about Vietnam tomorrow. and I've been talkin

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    May 1962 Speech in Los Angeles by Malcolm X (Full Speech)

    May 1962 Speech in Los Angeles by Malcolm X (Full Speech)

    On April 27th 1962, two LAPD police officers instructed to closely monitor a mosque’s activities (Muslim Temple 27 in Los Angeles) saw Black men taking clothes out of the back of a car outside the mosque. They approached aggressively and soon got violent, and as Malcolm X puts it, “hell broke loose”. The situation ended with seven unarmed Black Muslims shot outside the mosque. Nation of Islam (NOI) member William X Rogers was shot in the back and paralyzed for life. Temple Secretary Ronald X Sto

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    "The Atlanta Compromise" by Booker T. Washington

    "The Atlanta Compromise" by Booker T. Washington

    The Atlanta compromise was an agreement proposed in 1895 by Booker T. Washington, president of the Tuskegee Institute, between African-American leaders and Southern white leaders. It was first supported and later opposed by W. E. B. Du Bois and other African-American leaders. The agreement was that Southern blacks would work and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law. Blacks would not focus their dema

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    "The Three Evils of Society" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    "The Three Evils of Society" by Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Poverty and War. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech at The National Conference for New Politics on August 31, 1967 in Chicago over Labor Day weekend in 1967. "Socialism for the Rich and Capitalism for the Poor" "But our moral lag must be redeemed; when scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men. Mr. Chairman, friends and brothers in this first gathering of the National Conference on New Polit

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    Caribean Folktales

    Caribean Folktales

    Many elements of Caribbean folklore (the orally transmitted beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a group of people) are African in origin, given that slaves brought from Africa's West (or Gold) Coast made up a large majority of those brought to the region. Very popular in terms of Caribbean story-telling, and a direct transfer from West Africa to the Caribbean are the Anancy Stories (Nancy Stories) told throughout the region. Ananse is the Asante word for spider. The trickster Anancy (al

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    Afrikan Folktales

    Afrikan Folktales

    Go To: Afrikan Proverbs Go To: Caribbean Folktales General Afrikan Folktales Ghanaian Folktales Nigerian Folktales Tanzanian Folktales The Man Who Never Lied Anansi Does the Impossible The Cock Who Caused a Fight Between Two Towns Master Man The

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    We Are Looking for Black and African Writers, Earn $25–$60 per Article

    We Are Looking for Black and African Writers, Earn $25–$60 per Article

    Habari Gani? The Afrii Diaspora Dialogue (also known as Black Peoples Dialogue) is looking for Black and African writers to write (or submit) original articles, essays, and research papers. We’re looking for 800–1200-word articles or essays. WE WILL PAY $25 per page with a max of two pages (or three pages if the content is engaging enough). Guidelines 800–1200-word articles, essays, or research papers. Correct grammar and punctuation. Articles that have a good summary

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    "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass

    "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass

    On July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper p

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    "What Shall Be Done with the Slaves if Emancipated?" by Frederick Douglass

    "What Shall Be Done with the Slaves if Emancipated?" by Frederick Douglass

    Douglass’ Monthly, January, 1862  It is curious to observe, at this juncture, when the existence of slavery is threatened by an aroused nation, when national necessity is combining with an enlightened sense of justice to put away the huge abomination forever, that the enemies of human liberty are resorting to all the old and ten thousand times refuted objections to emancipation with which they confronted the abolition movement twenty-five years ago. Like the one stated above, these proslave

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    History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi – 20 Full Episodes

    History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi – 20 Full Episodes

    The History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi is a BBC series of Africa history based on the General History of Africa book series by UNESCO. Watch all 20 episodes. Episodes Season 1 Mother Africa (Season 1, Ep. 1) Cattle Crops & Iron (Season 1, Ep. 2) Gift of the Nile (Season 1, Ep. 3) The Kingdom of Kush (Season 1, Ep. 4) The Rise of Aksum (Season 1, Ep. 5) Kings & Emirs (Season 1, Ep. 6)

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    13th (documentary)

    13th (documentary)

    13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the American Civil War throu

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    The Black Church (PBS) Full Episodes

    The Black Church (PBS) Full Episodes

    The documentary reveals how Black people have worshipped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage. Visit the official website for additional content and resources. The Black Church: Episode 1 The

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    ‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass’ Speech

    ‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass’ Speech

    The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” which asks all of us to consider America’s long history of denying equal rights to Black Americans.

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