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American History

1910s: An Era of Racial Tensions in America

December 31, 2022

When African Americans moved to the North for better employment opportunities, the Jim Crow laws followed them. The discrimination was everywhere, but this time they were ready to fight back. […]

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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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American History

Harlem Hellfighters: The US Army’s Heroic Black Regiment in WWI

December 17, 2022

The Harlem Hellfighters was the nickname given to the 369th Infantry Regiment. The US army did not include them in combat. Instead they were assigned labor intensive jobs. It is only when reassigned to the French army that they were allowed to fight and got the opportunity to earn their nickname. […]

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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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