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American History

WWI and Racial Discrimination in the US Army

December 16, 2022

Racial discrimination was rampant inside the military as was outside. There were no Black officers as they were thought to be inferior in capability to their white counterparts. […]

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American History

Black Soldiers and the 1917 Houston Mutiny

December 16, 2022

When a Black soldier was rumored to have been killed by the Houston police, the 3rd Battalion went on the offensive, firing shots. Known as the Houston mutiny, the black soldiers did so as it wasn’t the first time they had heard of police brutality against their own. […]

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American History

Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal in All 50 States?

December 14, 2022

Does the United States allow same-sex marriage? The road to marriage equality has been long and difficult, but Supreme Court cases have paved the way. Landmark lawsuits spell out the legality of American marriage equality. […]

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American History

The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill

December 10, 2022

The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill was formulated by congressman Leonidas Dyer. It sought to held the state accountable for hate crimes, mob attacks and lynching of African Americans. The Republicans introduced it in the congress but ultimately became disinterested in seeing it through. […]

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American History

1917: The NAACP Silent Protest Parade

December 10, 2022

The Negro Silent Protest Parade not only sought to protest against white supremacy and mob lynching but also wanted other African Americans to be made aware of the civil rights organization, the NAACP. […]

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American History

Lynching: The Legacy of White Supremacy

December 10, 2022

The terror that African Americans faced at the hands of raging white mobs was off the charts. Even when innocent, they were lynched and burnt alive, almost like a spectacle. […]

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American History

Themes of Faith and Hope in ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

December 2, 2022

The ‘national anthem’ of Black Americans, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ also speaks of faith and hope. Inspired, free Blacks started their own churches; safe spaces for worship, socialize, and discuss racial matters, free of white interference. […]

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American History

‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’: The Journey from Slavery to Freedom

December 2, 2022

Written more than a century ago, the song, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’, was able to capture the emotions of Black Americans very well. It celebrated emancipation and conveyed the feelings of accomplishment of the African Americans. It affirmed the strength that African Americans had exhibited during the journey from slavery to freedom. […]

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