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Draft Riots of the 1860s....as seen in the movie Gangs of New York.

Happy Friday the Today in History - July, draft riots, protesting unfair conscription in the Civil War, began in New York City.

Black Wall Street DESTROYED BY US GOVT. June 1, 1921- there were Ph.D.s residing in Little Africa, Black attorneys & doctors. Dr. Berry owned the bus system. His income was $500/day in 1910. These Black-built, Black-owned buildings were prosperous before envious whites rioted & destroyed them. It was a time when the entire state of Oklahoma had only two airports, yet 6 Blacks owned their own planes. It was a very fascinating community. The mainstay of the community was to educate every…

Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites – a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

Great fire of NY-1835

On This Day in NYC History December The Great Fire of NYC On December 1835 a devastating fire ripped through the financial center of Lower Manhattan and within 15 minutes 50 buildings were engulfed in flames.

#Infographic: Timeline and  consequences of the #Prohibition 1920-1933

Infographic: What did the prohibition do?

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period).This infographic spells out a history of attempts

An image of street preaching in front of the Bedford Street Mission, from the 1860 book, Sorrow’s Circuit

An image of street preaching in front of the Bedford Street Mission, from the 1860 book, Sorrow’s Circuit

St. John preaching to the multitude - Italian School

John preaching to the multitude - Italian School

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