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THE BERBICE SLAVE UPRISING –

BY: NATASHA GREGG    THE BERBICE SLAVE UPRISING –   Pre-Haitian Revolution, one of the major rebellions against colonial rule occurred in the Dutch colony of Berbice (modern day Guyana) on February 23, 1763. Slaves on Magdaleneberg, a plantation located…

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Jamaican National Hero

Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – c. 1755), Jamaican National Hero,was a well-known, 18th-century leader of the Jamaican Maroons. Much of what is known about her comes from oral history, as little textual evidence exists. She was born into…

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A BLACK WOMAN DID IT

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot La’Shanda Holmes defies odds, expectations to break barriers La’Shanda Holmes endured abuse and neglect to later become the first African-American female helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard. Growing up poor and abandoned Fayetteville, North…

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SOJOURNER OF TRUTH

Sojourner Truth; born Isabella (“Bell”) Baumfree; 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826….

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