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In 1938, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt  challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune , whom she referred to as "her closest friend in her age group." 
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I'll add this, just because I love her:

Female science fiction author  Octavia Butler  was dyslexic. Despite her disorder, she went on to win two Hugo awards and two Nebulas for her writing.
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when I heard him tell this story, it brought tears to my eyes.

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When neurosurgeon Ben Carson was a child, his mother required him to read two library books a week and give her written reports, even though she was barely literate. She would then take the papers and pretend to carefully review them, placing a checkmark at the top of the page showing her approval. The assignments gave Carson his eventual love of reading and learning.
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(does anyone remember this?)
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Politician and educator Shirley Chisholm survived three assassination attempts during her campaign for the 1972 U.S. presidential election.
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Paul Cuffee also known as Paul Cuffe was born on Cuttyhunk Island  located a few miles off of the coast of Westport, Dartmouth and New Bedford, Massachusetts on January 17, 1759 and died on September 9, 1817.

He was a Quaker.

Paul was a successful ship builder, whaling captain, businessman and farmer.

His mother was an Aquinnah Wampanoag Indian and his father a freed African slave, who being an African Ashanti, most likely came from Ghana.

Paul was an abolitionist and patriot.

He established the first integrated school in Westport, Ma.and in 1813 donated most of the financing to build a new Quaker meeting house.

He often spoke at Sunday services at the multi-racial services held there.

He built a successful shipping business with a store on the corner of Union and Water Streets (known as the "Four Corners") in New Bedford that he shared with his sons in law.

 


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  • PLACE OF BIRTH: New Salem, Pennsylvania
  • PLACE OF DEATH: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nickname: The Elmira Express


A three-time All-American halfback and 1961 Heisman Trophy winner, Ernie Davis led Syracuse University to the national championship as a sophomore and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979.   At a time when universities did not typically offer financial assistance to black athletes, Ernie was offered more than 50 scholarships.

He was the first African-American man to win the Heisman Trophy and to be picked first overall in the NFL draft, but he never played a pro game and died at 23 after contracting leukemia.


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has anyone read this book?




Harriet Ann Jacobs was a slave who published Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book chronicles the hardships and sexual abuse she experienced as a female growing up in slavery. Jacobs fled slavery in 1835 by hiding in a crawlspace in her grandmother's attic for nearly seven years before traveling to Philadelphia by boat, and eventually to New York.

She was born in  North Carolina in 1813.


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A Black History Lie

Blacks in slavery were only cotton pickers and maids.

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Blacks were desired so badly by White Europeans that they were willing to build thousands of ships over hundreds of years to sail thousands of miles over treacherous ocean to start wars with those Black people to capture them, bring them back thousands of miles to enslave them forever, to serve Whites forever. Blacks had built civilizations on the African continent that Whites hoped to build in America. A close reading of the newspaper advertisements placed by American slave dealers and slave traders shows that Blacks were skilled artisans and craftsmen at the highest level. It is easy to find ads by White people selling engineers, carpenters, mechanics, brick masons, nurses, blacksmiths, seamstresses, and bakers.

Blacks so dominated the building trades that after the so-called emancipation of 1863, it was said that if a White man were seen doing ANY of this kind of work, it would draw a crowd of gawking onlookers. Black slaves were on loan to build the “President’s House” and the Capitol; Black slaves built the mansions that grace Southern plantations. Black slave laborers built America’s infrastructure, including its buildings, roads, bridges, and railways. Blacks built America—just as they built the pyramids in Egypt—and then gave civilization to the new man on earth, the European.

Sources: Nation of Islam, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 2 (2010); Nation of Islam, Jews Selling Blacks (2010); Abby Gunn Baker, “The Erection of the White House,” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, vol. 16 (1913); William Seale, The President’s House (1986).

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Lincoln freed the slaves.

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Steven Spielberg may believe it but it just ain’t true. A careful reading of Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation proves that it freed NOT A SINGLE SLAVE! In the surprisingly short document only the slaves of “rebellious” states are ordered to be freed; those states who were loyal to America got to keep their Africans—as slaves! Thanks, Lincoln. The “Emancipation Proclamation” lists a whole slew of places to be “left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.” At that time in history, Lincoln actually had no authority over the states where he “freed” the slaves. They were part of another country—the Confederate States of America—with an altogether different president, Jefferson Davis. Lincoln himself was never hesitant to express his hatred of Black people, like when he said: “As the negro is to the White man so is the crocodile to the negro and as the negro may rightfully treat the crocodile as a beast or a reptile so may the White man treat the negro as a beast or a reptile.” It is White historians and Hollywood mythmakers who so desperately needed to find an American Jesus to die for America’s racial sins. It is they who have made Lincoln into something he never was or wanted to be—a martyr on behalf of Black people.

Sources: Lerone Bennett, Jr., Forced into Glory (2007); NOI Research Group, “Lincoln, Lies, and Black Folk,” Pts. 1 and 2, The Final Call, Nov 27 & Dec. 6, 2012.
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Blacks sold other Blacks into slavery.

One of the most unseemly manifestations of Black self-hatred is the often violently held belief that 500 years ago Africans sold other Africans into centuries of slavery. It is erroneously believed that after thousands of years of African life, Blacks all of a sudden collapsed into internecine strife and started killing each other, selling their fellow kinsmen to foreigners for profit.

The fact is that Portuguese “explorers” mastered a pattern of European conquest that is 6,000 years old. They deliberately created mixed-race subgroups with the intention of using them to capture and enslave the native African populations. Arriving on the Cape Verde islands in the late 1400s, Jewish slave merchants kidnapped and raped African women, and the mixed-race offspring, called lançados, were raised on the islands as European Jews, practicing Judaism and respecting Jewish authority. These lançados were sent into the African mainland to set up an international “trading post” to at first market the fine fabrics being produced by the Africans. But soon they turned on their hosts and began trading in Black human beings. The lançados were strictly trained in the Jewish family business of slave-dealing. It was these half-breed, mixed-race (or mulatto) “half-ricans” who infiltrated the Black African communities, seeking to satisfy the European lust for Black labor.

Historian Walter Rodney described these “AFRICAN” slave traders thus: “Many of the private traders were mulattoes, already linked to the Africans by blood, and there were those who had become so integrated into African life that they wore tribal tattoos. It was these who were the authentic lançados, literally ‘those who had thrown themselves’ among the Africans.”

Source: Walter Rodney, A History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800 (Oxford, 1970); Tingba Muhammad, “Did African Slave Traders Sell Us Out?” The Final Call, June 14, 2012; Tingba Muhammad, “Echoes of Mr. Yakub after Patmos,” The Final Call, June 28, 2012.
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