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BARBADOS TO CELEBRATE FIDEL CASTRO

Barbados events to celebrate life and legacy of Fidel Castro     Two major public educational events have been planned for this Thursday and Friday to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro. The first…

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Posted in Did you know? History St. Vincent

SLAVE REBELLION OF 1831

Samuel Sharpe was the main instigator of the 1831 Slave Rebellion, which began on the Kensington Estate in St. James and which was largely instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery.Because of his intelligence and leadership qualities, Sam Sharpe…

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WHERE ARE WE HEADING

  One Stunning Photo Is Turning America’s Racist History on Its Head By Zak Cheney Rice 2 years ago The most polarizing photo of Tyler Shields’ career shows a naked black man hanging a Klansman. Source: Tyler Shields The Ku Klux…

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BACK TO AFRICA

  This Day In History: The First Group of Black Americans Voyage Back to Africa. An old ship vessel The Voyage Back Home On this day, Feb. 6, 1820, the very first group of Black Americans returned to Africa. A…

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THE BADASS WIFE OF W.E.B. DU BOIS

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Because she should be included in Women’s History Month.   The Rev. David Graham feared that a mob was coming to burn down his church. The community meeting he had organized to protest the killing of…

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Posted in Did you know? History New York

THE FIRST BLACK FIGHTER PILOT

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Because this extraordinary World War I soldier is still being left out of the story 100 years later. You never know who you’re sharing an elevator with — and back when Rockefeller Center still had elevator…

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UK WILL DEBATE

British lawmakers to debate Trump’s state visit The president of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, rides in a carriage with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit in October 2014. (Toby Melville/Reuters) By Karla Adam February 19 at 10:14…

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Posted in Did you know? History New York

SLAVE PATROLS DURING THE 1700S?

VIDEO: DO THE POLICE TODAY REMIND YOU OF SLAVE PATROLS DURING THE 1700S?  BY JAE JONES – FEBRUARY 18, 2017 – DOCUMENTARY, LATEST POSTS, RACISM, SLAVERY During #slavery there were many African-Americans who fought back against those who were trying…

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