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Louis Jordan was a musician, songwriter, and bandleader who became well-known during the 1930s to 1950s. He was dubbed as “The King of the Jukebox,” and was extremely popular with both black and white fans.
Jordan was born on July 8, 1908, in Brinkley, Arkansas. His father, James... --https://buff.ly/2R2yOzo https://buff.ly/2R9BUC7
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Flash Black Photo: African American Business Man | Black Then
Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.
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Alice Dugged Cary: Librarian of Atlanta’s First Public Library for African Americans | Black Then
Alice Dugged Cary, served as an African-American educator. She was also appointed the first librarian of the Auburn Carnegie Library in Atlanta, the first library in the city accessible to black under segregation.
Cary was born in New London, Indiana, in 1859. She attended Wilberforce University...
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Agrippa Hull was a prominent figure of the revolutionary era. He served for six years and two months in Washington’s Continental Army, which earned him a badge of honor for this extended service.
Hull was born free in Northampton, Massachusetts on March 7, 1759. Little is known of his father, w... --https://buff.ly/2S36lLi https://buff.ly/2S2gTdP
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On October 20, 1946, seventy-eight year old W.E.B DuBois delivered the address at the closing session of the Southern Youth Legislature in Columbia South Carolina. Although this was one of his last major orations, he used the occasion to inspire his audience to continue the struggle for racial ... --https://buff.ly/2yRf9LB https://buff.ly/2yQTJOJ
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“Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,” Till’s accuser admits according to a 2007 interview newly revealed in the book “The Blood of Emmett Till.”
The white woman who fatally accused 14-year-old Emmet Till of flirting with her in 1955 revealed for the first time ever that ... --https://buff.ly/2PHTLiY https://buff.ly/2PIE8rv
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Lewis "Lew" Lynch: Instructor Pilot-Williams Air Force Base-Arizona | Black Then
Lewis “Lew” Lynch attended Ohio State University before entering military service as an Aviation Cadet in 1942. After pilot training at Tuskegee, he was commissioned as an officer and assigned Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina.
From the time, Lewis was four years old, all he...
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Walter Samuel McAfee, theoretical physicist, professor, and civil servant was born in Ore City, Texas to Susie and Luther McAfee on September 2, 1914. His father, Luther McAfee, was a mechanic and carpenter, while his mother, Susie, was an educator. McAfee earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mat... --https://buff.ly/2yNW3pt https://buff.ly/2yOC1vi
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Looking Black on Today, the late and great singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince was born in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958, and showed an interest in music at a very young age. He signed a recording contract... --https://buff.ly/2S3A7zp https://buff.ly/2S62vRR
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