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America: A nation divided against itself

Is America in 2015, poised on the brink of a similar fate? There is very substantial evidence to support such a contention. We are, most importantly, …

Political Science

Little Known Black History Fact: Blind Tom Wiggins

<b>Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins</b> was a blind piano prodigy so popular that it has been alleged that he was the highest-paid pianist of the 19th Century. …

Black History

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. African American mothers holding their babies, likely the first generation born into freedom. A battlefield in the Virginia wilderness a year after the war, with trees stripped of …

War

Connecticut's Complicated Past With Slavery Told At Museums

When looking back on the African-American fight for freedom, Connecticut is often characterized as a progressive, friendly place, vital to thousands …

PAMM Fund for African American Art helps museum collection reflect South Florida’s diverse cultures

<i>Al Loving’s “Untitled No. 32,” circa 1975. Museum purchase with funds provided by Jorge M. Pérez, Knight Foundation and PAMM Ambassadors for African</i> …

Little Known Black History Fact: Hampton University

Hampton University’s status as one of the premier HBCUs has long been established, with nearly 50 Bachelor’s degree programs, over two dozen Master’s …

Black History

William J. Anderson, b. 1811 Life and Narrative of William J. Anderson, Twenty-four Years a Slave; Sold Eight Times! In Jail Sixty Times!! Whipped Three Hundred Times!!! or The Dark Deeds of American Slavery Revealed. Containing Scriptural Views of the Origin of the Black and of the White Man. Also, a Simple and Easy Plan to Abolish Slavery in the United States. Together with an Account of the Services of Colored Men in the Revolutionary War--Day and Date, and Interesting Facts.

William J. Anderson, b. 1811<p>Life and Narrative of William J. Anderson, Twenty-four Years a Slave; Sold Eight Times! In Jail Sixty Times!! Whipped …

Portraits of Black Soldiers Show Forgotten Faces of Civil War

A little black boy horsed around an exhibit of old portraits, when he suddenly stopped in front of one of them and said, “Hey, that guy looks like me!”<p>‘That guy’ was a soldier featured in a show called, “African American Military Portraits from the American Civil War.” The gallery commemorates the …

War

Museum Tours: Black History Museum Tours, British Museum, International Slavery Museum

<b>Museum Tours</b><p>We specialise in high quality history and cultural tours of museums. The Museum tours are designed and accompanied by Black History …

The present past

FOR something that ended 150 years ago on April 9th, America’s civil war is strangely newsworthy. Last month the Supreme Court heard a case that …

Robert E. Lee
Black History

Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire, by Abigail L. Swingen

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Slavery

7 Lies That American Children Are Taught About Slavery

<b>Many African-Americans Fought for Confederacy</b><p>A textbook distributed to Virginia fourth-graders in 2010 said that thousands of African-Americans …

Tulane's Stephen Martin made history 50 years ago as the first African-American SEC player | NOLA.com

Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of a landmark moment in Southeastern Conference history. In 1965, Tulane's Stephen Martin, Sr., became the …

Black History

A Glimpse Into Our Past: African American Rural Living In 1930s And 1940s

These remarkable color photographs were taken for the Farm Security Administration between 1939 and 1941. They depict African American tenant farmers …

Black History
Fashion Shows

In Strange Twist of History, Black Activist Charged With ''Lynching''

Maile Hampton, an African-American activist, is scheduled to appear in court on April 9 on a charge of "lynching" - defined as removing a person from …

Black History

Civil War 150th Anniversary: Confederacy Defeat Should Be Holiday

In a speech one month ago, the first black president of the United States challenged millions of white Americans to resist the convenient allure of …

Death sentences increase 28 percent in 2014; Comedy Central stands by new 'Daily Show' host (10 things to know for Wednesday) | NOLA.com

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.<p>1. DEADLINE TO REACH DEAL ON IRAN'S …

New Orleans

UTA's Comedy Wheel Rolls Over CAA (Analysis)

As a phalanx of CAA agents — along with stars like Chris Pratt and Will Ferrell — join UTA, the agency's fortunes are looking up.<p>In the early 2000s, …

Jurassic World

IFC Greenlights 8 Episodes of Scripted Comedy 'Benders'

via press release:<p><b>IFC SCORES NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY BENDERS FOR 2015</b><p><b>Produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle;</b><p><b>Starts Production This Spring</b><p><b>New</b> …

TV Ratings

Watch the Trailer for Jack Black and James Marsden’s Twisted Sex Comedy The D Train

One of the films with the biggest buzz at Sundance this year was Jack Black and James Marsden’s comedy <i>The D Train</i>. The premise (and the carefully edited trailer) explore a pretty basic plot. An unpopular guy, Dan Landsman (Black), is tasked with planning a high-school reunion and entices the most …

Hollywood

‘Tommy Boy’ Turns 20: 10 Quotes We Continue To Laugh At From Classic Comedy

Ready to feel old? The classic comedy ‘Tommy Boy’ is turning 20 years old today. We know. To celebrate the milestone, let’s relive some of the film’s …

IGN's 2015 TV Show Obituary: Here's What Got Cancelled

Time to say goodbye.<p>Welcome to the 2015 edition of the IGN TV Show Obituary, formerly known as the "Endangered Series" list. With all of the …

TV