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Jubilee Singers preserving Negro spiritual tradition: Greeneville Appearance on Saturday
FISK JUBILEE SINGERS | On Nov. 16, 1871, a group of unknown singers — all but two were former Slaves — arrived at Oberlin College in Ohio to perform before a national convention of ministers. The Jubilee Singers presented a selection of spirituals and other songs associated with slavery. “They said you could hear the soft weeping…because sometimes when you think about what you are singing, particularly if you believe it, you can’t help but be moved.” -Horace C. Boyer, musicologist.
19th Century Colonists
Liberia: 19th Century Colonists. E.J.Roye, President of Liberia 1870-71 Edward James Roye (1815-1872) was born in Ohio, U.S.A. After the death of his father he was left a considerable inheritance. Roye was a pure descendant of the Ibo tribe, an American College graduate, and migrated to Liberia in 1846, one year before the colony’s independence. When he was elected President of Liberia, May 1869, he was one of the wealthiest men in the country.
Chains for slaves, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Chains for slaves,Zanzibar,Tanzania-For many yrs.,Stonetown,Zanzibar was a major centre for the slave trade.Before they were shipped out they were kept here for several days without food,chained in this dark cell where they could stay up to 75 days.A donkey costed more than a man.by Eric Lafforgue, via Flickr
Fifty Cents and a Dream
In the early 1830s, the Virginia legislature passed statutes that made giving slaves and freed blacks reading and writing lessons punishable by law. Born into slavery in 1856, five years before the Civil War began, Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write.
Susie King Taylor (1848-1912)
Susie King Taylor (8/06/1848 - 10/061912) learned to read and write as a child, and when she and her family fled to Union-occupied St. Simons Island in 1862 army officers asked her to teach the refugees. When St, Simons was deserted she accompanied her husband's regiment, nursing and teaching the soldiers. Her memoir, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, is the only Civil War memoir written by an African American woman. #TodayInBlackHistory
Inez J. Baskin an American journalist and civil rights supporter) covered the Civil Rights Movement & the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Ms Baskin worked as a journalist & reporter for the "Negro News" (Montgomery Adviser), was hired by Jet Magazine & the American Negro Press (1955) to cover the bus boycott after Rosa Parks arrest. She's most famous for the photograph on a Montgomery bus sitting in front of Martin Luther King Jr. (after the Bus Boycott ended).
Skychi Travels Guide Atlanta
Skychi Travel Guide Atlanta "The Behold" sculpture commerates the heroic principles that guided the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.On January 11, 1990, Coretta Scott King unveiled this monument as a tribute to her husband and an inspiration to others to fight for dignity, social justice and human rights. Patrick Morelli's sculpture reflects the ancient African Ritual of lifting a newborn child to the heavens and recting these words:"Behold the only thing greater than yourself".
G T @Greg T Instagram photos | Websta - Dr Martin Luther King's home was bombed w/his wife & 1st child home. He told his followers to go home. "If you have weapons please leave, if you don't please don't seek them. We cannot solve this problem with violence. We must meet violence with non-violence. Love your enemies. Bless those that curse you, pray for those that despitely use you. Remember this movement will not stop because God is with it"
African Heritage City
Lydia Flood Jackson (1862-1963) | Lydia was a champion of women’s rights and suffrage in California for African American women and other people of color. The outspoken activist was the first black student to attend an integrated public school in Oakland, California. [Read more...]