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History

The Art of Heraldry and Ties to Noble Lineage

December 29, 2022

To differentiate themselves from common soldiers and merchants, and show their noble lineage, the knights adopted a new symbolic system. These symbols publicly announced and vouched for a warrior’s nobility, family pedigree, and personal achievements. […]

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American History

Black Struggles and the “Red Summer” of 1919

December 26, 2022

In 1919, from rural Arkansas to the nation’s capital, whites rampaged through Black communities, killing hundreds of African Americans, injuring thousands more, and destroying an untold number of Black homes and businesses. […]

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American History

The UNIA’s Declaration of Rights

December 24, 2022

The first step toward setting up a Black government was framing a Declaration of Rights that helped the African Americans rescue the legal injustices. The declaration highlighted the discriminatory laws and demanded justice and equality in all walks of life. […]

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American History

The 1920 UNIA Parade in Harlem

December 24, 2022

The UNIA parade in Harlem was a festive one. Aimed at escaping the segregating laws of Jim Crow, the parade saw a huge turnout and strengthened the tenets of Garveyism. […]

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History

How Does Russia Use Propaganda?

December 22, 2022

Propaganda dates back to at least the 6th century BCE. Since then, interest groups have used media to further their own interests and campaigns. Why is propaganda being used in Russia? […]

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History

Allied Culture of Chivalry and Courtliness

December 22, 2022

In the emerging code of chivalry, rulers promoted a new set of values— of generosity and civility. There was also an emphasis on ‘courtliness’. This allied culture of chivalry and courtliness was celebrated through songs and stories. […]

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