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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.

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.

Say It With Me: “I Am Somebody”

“I Am Somebody” is a timeless poem affirming the inherent value and dignity of black lives in particular and all humans in general. While some may believe Jesse Jackson penned the poem, it was actually Dr William H. Borders who is the author. Click the link to learn more.

Last One Standing: Black History Trivia

Test your knowledge! Take our “Last One Standing” Black History Trivia Quiz. No Googling or surfing the web! Click the link to take your best guess.

Reflecting On The Soul Train Showdown: That Time They Tried To Come For Us

In 1971, visionary creator Don Cornelius debuted the iconic “Soul Train” dance show. It became a beacon of artistic expression and celebration. Its popularity attracted some opposition from none other than Dick Clark, host of “American Bandstand,” who sought to replace it. Click the link to learn more.

The Racist History Behind The Term “Grandfather Clause”

The term “grandfather clause” is widely used in business circles. However, many don’t know the racist history behind the term and how it was used as a voter suppression tool. Click the link to learn more or listen via podcast.

St. Augustine Four:  Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

Did you know St. Augustine, Florida, played a significant role in the civil rights movement? Click the link to learn about the St. Augustine Four.

Black Inventor William H. Richardson Patents Reversible Baby Carriage in 1889

In 1889, black inventor William H. Richardson patented a new and improved reversible “child carriage” (stroller). His innovation was a game-changer. Click the link to learn more or listen via the Black Mail Podcast.

Yes! Black People Can Get Skin Cancer

It’s time to dispel the myth that Black folks don’t get skin cancer! While black folks have lower odds of getting skin cancer, they have lower overall survival rates if diagnosed. Click the link to learn more.

Jennifer King: 1st Black Positions Coach in NFL

Jennifer King is the first black female positions coach in the NFL. Click the link to learn more.

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