Black People : OurHistory Month Thread - 2018

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    Read the Letter a Black Civil War Soldier Wrote Asking Abraham Lincoln for Equal Pay

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    Countless stories are contained within the theme chosen for 2018’s Black History Month observance, “African Americans in Times of War.”
    On Sept. 28, 1863, from Morris Island, S.C., Corporal Gooding wrote a letter to President Abraham Lincoln, the original of which is held in the National Archives ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/read-letter-black-civil-war-213024515.html

    Read the Letter a Black Civil War Soldier Wrote Asking Abraham Lincoln for Equal Pay

    "We have done a Soldier's duty. Why can't we have a Soldier's pay?"
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    “We have done a Soldiers Duty,” he stated. “Why cant we have a Soldiers pay?”

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    Malcolm X: From Nation of Islam to Black Power Movement
    Civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York on February 21, 1965. This is his story

    SOURCE: AL JAZEERA NEWS

    Described as one of the greatest African American leaders and hailed as the person who laid the foundations of the Black Power movement, Malcolm X would have been 93 today.

    The civil rights leader was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on Sunday, February 21, 1965, just three months before he turned 40.

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    Malcolm X: From Nation of Islam to Black Power Movement

    Civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York on February 21, 1965. This is his story.
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    Gordon Parks' cinematic photos captured the injustices of the civil rights era

    Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN

    ... He photographed fashion for Vogue, directed the 1971 blaxploitation film "Shaft," composed orchestral scores, and wrote memoirs, novels and poems. But it was with his sensitive, insightful documentary photos of black America that Gordon Parks made himself one of the 20th century's most important cultural figures.

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    "Doll Test, Harlem, New York" (1947) Credit: Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery



     
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    50th Anniversary of the SF State Student Strike
    During the Fall semester of 1968, the Black Student Union at what was then called San Francisco State College presented a list of 10 “non-negotiable” demands to administrators, focusing on the creation of a black studies department and increasing black access to the university. College officials did not grant the demands. So the BSU, along with other student organizations and people of color organized as the Third World Liberation Front, launched what would become the longest campus strike in U.S. history.
     
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    Visualizing the slave insurance industry

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    ... As Ralph's research shows, slave owners sometimes relied on financial firms like Aetna, AIG and New York Life Insurance to insure the slaves whose skills were highly valued. In Alabama, New York Life, which was known as The Nautilus Insurance Company at the time, was the largest slave insurer, according to the Treasury of Weary Souls; between 1845 and 1848, NYLI sold policies to slaveholders to insure their slaves against damages or death.

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    Visualizing the slave insurance industry

    Similar to the way people insure their cars, houses and lives, slave-owners would sometimes insure their slaves. Fearful of not getting their money's worth from their slaves, owners would sometimes take out insurance policies on them. In the...
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    Map of insurance policies taken out on slaves (Source: The Treasury of Weary Souls)

     
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    All I can do is :facepalm: ... The food's great, but its only served during February? ... :wow: ... Dead Give-Away.


    NYU accused of serving 'racially insensitive' meal in honor of Black History Month

    By Michael Bartiromo | Fox News

    ... Nia Ashari Harris, a sophomore at the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, took to Facebook on Tuesday to say she was shocked and saddened by the Black History Month-themed menu at the Weinstein Passport Dining Hall, which included such items as ribs, collard greens, cornbread, Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water.

    http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2...sitive-meal-in-honor-black-history-month.html

    NYU accused of serving 'racially insensitive' meal in honor of Black History Month

    NYU and the people who cater its dining facilities are apologizing after a student called them out on a “racially insensitive” lunch they served up during Black History Month.
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    NYU and Aramark dining services have apologized for the menu, which included Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water. (iStock)

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    This is what it's like to be a black student at New York University. You go to a dining hall during February and you see "Black History Month Meal" plastered outside the entrance. You walk inside the dining hall only to find ribs, collard greens, and mac and cheese. You note that this is stereotypical, but you decide not to make a big deal. Then you see the beverages, Red Koolaid and watermelon water. You take a breath. You ask to speak with the person over this specific dini...

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