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Nat Turner And The 1831 Solar Eclipse That Launched A Slave Rebellion

In 1831, enslaved African American preacher Nat Turner launched a slave uprising, believing that a solar eclipse was a sign from God to begin the rebellion. Click the link to learn more.

The National League For The Protection of Colored Women: Advocates On Assignment

The National League For The Protection of Colored Women was founded by S.W. Layton and Frances Kellor to assist black women domestic workers migrating to the north in search of domestic work. Click the link to learn more.

Amanirenas: The Kushite Queen Who Defied Rome

Queen Amanirenas was a fierce African military leader who defended Kush (modern-day Sudan) against Roman conquest. Even with her husband and son being killed during the conflict as well losing an eye in battle she persevered. Click the link to learn more.

The Legacy Of The Black And Tan Republicans

The Black and Tan Republicans were African American Republican Party members who advocated for African American political representation during Reconstruction. Click the link to learn more.

Cakewalk Chronicles: Satire In Every Step

Originating in the 19th century, the cakewalk was a dance performed by enslaved people of African descent to mimic the dancing of white slave owners. Click the link to learn more.

Michele A. Roberts: First Woman To Lead The NBA Players Association Union

Michele Roberts made history as the first female executive director of the NBA Players Union. Click the link to learn more.

How The Senate Filibuster Has Been Used To Thwart Civil Rights Legislation

The U.S. Senate’s use of the filibuster has long been used as a tactic to thwart civil rights and voting legislation. Click the link to learn more.

Georgia Gilmore And The Club From Nowhere: Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Gilmore and The Club From Nowhere are unsung heroes of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, raising funds that were critical to the success of the boycott. Click the link to learn more.

The Compromise of 1877: Igniting The Flames Of Jim Crow Segregation And Discrimination

The Compromise of 1877 led to the establishment of Jim Crow segregation and discrimination. In an effort to stop Reconstruction-era progress, Democratic and Republican party leaders secretly collaborated to gain more power and control over the formerly enslaved. Click the link to learn more.

The Prayer Pilgrimage For Freedom: A Call For Full School Desegregation Following Brown v. Board of Education

The 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage For Freedom convened in Washington, DC, as a demonstration against the South’s refusal to comply with desegregation requirements outlined in the Brown v. Board of Education court ruling. Click the link to learn more.

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