Kovathan Sinna

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The Slave Experience During Christmas Time

From Christmas Celebrations and New Year’s Celebrations<p>How did American slaves celebrate Christmas? Though many belonged to wealthy families, they …

Black History

The incredible story of a slave who stole a boat, sailed to freedom, and became a hero.

On May 13, 1862, Robert Smalls donned a straw hat, hoisted a Confederate flag over a warship, and piloted himself to freedom.<p>Yeah, seriously.<p>At 22, …

10 Horrific Native American Massacres

The first 100 years or so of the United States’ existence was filled with travesties like the Civil War and the enormous slave trade which flourished …

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Can you imagine life without blood banks, …

Black History

Know Your Black History: Deconstructing the Quadroon Ball

<b>Deconstructing the Quadroon Balls</b><p>“The swooning woman of color” This was an advertisement from 1858 New Orleans and is the first proof I had ever seen …

Black History

Commentary: America has been this divided only twice before

Today, America faces a crisis of coming apart that we have witnessed only twice before in our 240-year history.<p>Often in the past, we have experienced …

History of Denying Black People the Vote Echoed in New Barriers

Since emancipation in 1865, many states have tried to block or restrict black people from voting. For a century, states in the American South used …