Black Mail Blog

Remembering The 1957 Royal Ice Cream Sit-In

The 1957 Royal Ice Cream Sit-In marked the first significant challenge to North Carolina’s Segregation laws. It also paved the way for the famous 1960 Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In. Click the link to learn more.

William Still: Father Of The Underground Railroad

Known as the “Father of The Underground Railroad,” William Still played a pivotal role in helping enslaved people of African descent escape slavery. Click the link to learn more.

1919 Elaine Massacre: Setting A Precedent For Protecting Black Defendants’ Rights In Racial Violence Cases

The 1919 Elaine Massacre is one of the deadliest events of racial violence in U.S. History and resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision that challenged the use of racial violence and coercion against Black defendants. Click the link to learn more.

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.

« Older posts

© 2024 Black Mail Blog — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑