THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR As a Black Declaration of Independence During the summer of 1777 Capt. William Whipple, a soldier from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, noted that his slave, Prince, was quite dejected. Asked by Whipple to account for his moodiness, Prince explained, "Master, you are going to fight for your liberty, but...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA - AUGUST 11: Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists march through the University
Why All Americans Should be Concerned With Charlottesville VA Reenacting Nazi symbolism on American Soil and why we should act. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVc1hvD6mCw&w=1280&h=720] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxOFGhP-Kqk&w=1280&h=720] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrEeBbnDYrw&w=1280&h=720] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRZqToj9dGY]
OPHELIA DeVore
America's first Black Owned Modeling Agency Business Leader Black America has many truly great institutions. Ophelia DeVore is one of them. She is a woman of the most remarkable beauty. She recalls always wanting to communicate with others. "That's what got me interested show business and modeling," Ophelia DeVore explains. She...
Frederick Douglass
Oration in memory of Abraham Lincoln by Frederick Douglas, given on April 14, 1876, the anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and of the emancipation of the slaves in the District of Columbia. All day long he could split heavy rails in the woods, and half the night long he could study...
Joel Augustus Rogers

WHO IS J.A ROGERS

J.A. Rogers by John Henrik Clarke Joel Augustus Rogers researched, wrote, and published more than ten volumes on the Black man in world history at his own expense because he could not find a reputable publishing house willing to print his material. Twenty-two of the years Rogers spent traveling as a leading...
BENJAMIN BANNEKER
Letter Referred to in the Foregoing Memoir. Maryland Baltimore County, Near Ellicotts' Lower Mills, August 19th, 1791 Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State. Sir: I am fully sensible of the greatness of that freedom, which I take with you on the present occasion, a liberty which seemed to me scarcely allowable,...

JEFFERSON’S RESPONSE

Jefferson's Response TO BENJAMIN BANNEKER. I J. mss. PHILDELPHIA Aug. 30. I79I. SIR,-I thank you sincerely for your letter of the 19th instant and for the AImanac it contained. No body wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black...
40 acres and a mule

FORTY ACRES AND A MYTH

The True Story by Ricardo Guthrie Few slogans have had greater significance or affected African Americans more deeply than the call for "forty acres and a mule." In 1991, the average Black man or woman is only vaguely familiar with the historical reference--and if filmmaker Spike Lee had not named his...