African American History Culture : Today In Black History

cherryblossom

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Feb 28, 2009
19,187
5,505
http://thewright.org/explore/blog/tags/tag/today-in-black-history

September 2, 1766 James Forten, abolitionist and businessman, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 15, Forten served on a ship during the Revolutionary War and invented a device to handle ship sails. In 1786, he started a very successful sail-making company and became one of the wealthiest African Americans in post-colonial America. Forten, with the help of Rev. Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, enlisted 2,500 African Americans to defend Philadelphia during the War of 1812. They also worked together to establish the Convention of Color in 1817. By the 1830s, Forten was one of the most powerful voices for people of color throughout the North. In 1833, he helped William Lloyd Garrison and Robert Purvis form the American Anti-Slavery Society and provided generous financial support to the organization over the years. When Forten died March 4, 1842, he left behind an exemplary family, a sizable fortune, and a legacy of philanthropy and activism that inspired generations of Black Philadelphians. On April 24, 1990, a historical marker was dedicated in his honor in Philadelphia. His biography, “A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten,” was published in 2002.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195163400/?tag=destee0b-20
 

Enki

The Evolved Amphibian
STAFF
Aug 27, 2010
7,869
4,875
The Third Plane of Existence
Occupation
Civil Eng.
James Forten
Upon returning to Philadelphia, he was apprenticed to a white sailmaker, Robert Bridges. Bridges taught him the trade and gave him money to buy a house. By 1786 he was promoted to foreman and in 1798 he became owner of the company. He inherited Bridges customers and established a reputation as a master craftsman in his own right.

By 1832, James Forten employed about 40 workers: men both black and white to work side by side in his sail loft. He amassed a great fortune and earned respect in the business community.
http://www.independenceparkinstitute.com/inp/forten/james.htm

Peace!
 

Kemetstry

going above and beyond
PREMIUM MEMBER
Feb 19, 2001
28,241
8,063
Detroit
Occupation
Chemist

Kemetstry

going above and beyond
PREMIUM MEMBER
Feb 19, 2001
28,241
8,063
Detroit
Occupation
Chemist

Lamont Jones, 38
Biggest achievement: Identified previously unidentified genes linked to keloid scarring, and getting a $120,000 grant from the Henry Ford Foundation for a three-year keloid study. Current goal: Recruit additional patients to expand the keloid...





.
 

cherryblossom

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Feb 28, 2009
19,187
5,505


Date:
Thu, 1981-11-05
On this date in 1981, Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play" premiered in NYC. The play is murder mystery or "courtroom" drama which involves the search for the murderer of Sgt. Vernon Waters, chillingly played by Adolph Caesar on stage and in the film.

The story deals indirectly with the search for the meaning of Sgt. Waters' last words: "They still hate you!" The search for the culprit soon becomes secondary to the analysis of Black roles in white society. Knowing a bit about the history of the NAACP in the 1940s (when the play's story takes place) helps. The NAACP was then led by a man named Walter White, a white-skinned, blue-eyed, blond-haired African American man who preached the now discredited view that racial assimilation was the only approach that could assure the acceptance of Blacks in American society.

First staged and produced on November 28, 1981 at Theatre Four in New York City by the Negro Ensemble Company under the direction of Douglas Turner Ward, "Soldier's Play," had a lengthy run and won Fuller Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
C Black People : Freedom And Reality Is Not A Living Experience Of Black Afrikan People Today!!! Black People Open Forum 1
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Women : Today – August 22 – is the day Black women’s wages finally catch up Black Women 0
Bboanerge Black Money Business Jobs : Did you keep your Black Money out of Starbucks' cash registers, today? Black Money Business Jobs 14
chuck African American History Culture : What Should We Tell Today's Black Youth About The Black Freedom Fighters of the Seventies? African American History Culture 2
chuck Black Entertainment : What are your thoughts about today's black tv shows? Black Entertainment 3
chuck Black Entertainment : Black To The Future: What Are Your Takes On Today's Black Science Fiction Movies? Black Entertainment 0
crwn Egypt : TODAY'S BLACK EGYPTIANS Egypt 73
Chevron Dove Chevron Dove : BLACK AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE MILITARY TODAY Chevron Dove 0
Liberty Black Money Business Jobs : The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today Black Money Business Jobs 3
chuck South Africa : What Are You Feeling About Black Politics In South Africa Today? South Africa 1
chuck Black People Politics : What Are The Hopes And Dreams Of Today's Young Black People Truly A Reflection Of: Black People Politics 0
chuck Black People : What Is The Real Basis Of Black Culture Today?!? Black People Open Forum 1
chuck Black Poetry : What Are You Feeling And Thinking About The Black Lives Matter Rallies And Protests Today ?? Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 1
chuck Black People Politics : What Share We Tell Today's Young Black Activists? Black People Politics 2
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Positive People : The Black American Power Players Shaping Culture Today Black People Doing Positive Things 0
chuck Black People Politics : What Are Your Concerns And Criticisms Of Today's Black Leaders Being Based On?? Black People Politics 1
chuck Black People Politics : Black Rights And Today's White Backlash Black People Politics 0
chuck Black People Politics : Are Today's Black Leaders Playing Us Cheap And Close? Black People Politics 6
Keita Kenyatta Jails / Prisons : Michelle Alexander: More Black Men Are In Prison Today Than Were Enslaved In 1850 Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 2
Keita Kenyatta Black People : Black Men Are No Better-Off Today Than Their Forefathers Were in 1865 Black People Open Forum 229
Alarm Clock African American History Culture : Marcus Garvey's Birthday today; His thoughts on Global Black America in the computer age? African American History Culture 1
Perfection Black Spirituality Religion : Black Man...did you tell a 乃lack ❤oman she's 乃eautiful today? Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 288
BrittanyMalachi Black Poetry : Black Today Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
SophiaG Black People : I am SHOCKED by what I learned in class today - FBI CIA Infiltration of Black Organizations Black People Open Forum 39
OldSoul OldSoul : Today! Sunday! Noon ET CHAT - Topic: Why Black People talk the way We do! OldSoul 2
Chevron Dove Black Christians : Black African Americans from Colonial Times & Today Christian Study Group 0
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : The Most Visible Potent Enemy Against Black People And afrika Today, Is The President Chief Elder Osiris 0
chuck Black People : Do You Know And Understand What Today's Black Folk Are About? Black People Open Forum 23
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : Why Black People Voice Hold No weight In The World Today? Chief Elder Osiris 3
C Black People : Today's Black Leaders are they doing enough? Black People Open Forum 87
T Black Women : Black Women of the '70s vs. Black Women of today Black Women 8
chuck Black People : Yesterdays's Black Meccas Today's White Havens-? Black People Open Forum 0
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : Why Black People Suffer Today Chief Elder Osiris 1
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : The Swagging Pretentious Black People Today Chief Elder Osiris 2
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : BLACK PEOPLE HAVE A VERY SERIOUS DECISION TO MAKE TODAY !!! Chief Elder Osiris 0
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : THERE ARE NO BLACK REVOLUTIONARIES IN AMERICA TODAY !!! Chief Elder Osiris 14
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : BEING BLACK CARRY NO INDEPENDENT VALUE IN THE WORLD TODAY Chief Elder Osiris 0
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : BLACK PEOPLE TODAY DESCENDANTS, A THOUSAND YEARS HENCE, Chief Elder Osiris 0
T Black Money Business Jobs : USA Today article on Black Spending Habits Black Money Business Jobs 9
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : The Mind Black People Display Today Chief Elder Osiris 0
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : Are Black Folks Safer Today than We were Five Years Ago, 9-11 :?: Chief Elder Osiris 1
Chief Elder Osiris Chief Elder Osiris : Black Folks Of Yesteryear's Was Different From Black Folks Today Chief Elder Osiris 0
P Black Women : The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks to “Today’s Black Woman” expo Black Women 2
directlite Black Poetry : I thought about posting this to my IG but today's my first day (my account just got approved) Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 4
R Black Poetry : Her dress is up her breasts been sucked a boy could have the best of luck oh shucks but she ran away she didn't plan this today girl your body is galo Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 2
SwagII Black Relationships : Sustaining A Marriage Is Very Difficult Today... I Wonder Why? Black Relationships 0
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : 35 Poignant James Baldwin Quotes That Are Especially Timely Today African American History Culture 0
R Black Poetry : Gripe about pay No doubt hype today Drink extreme snapples It hurt my belly like green apples See a chick with pie crust That’s quick to kick up a fus Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 1
Clyde C Coger Jr Science and Technology : Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds Science and Technology 0
C Black Poetry : Born Dead We Are Today!!! Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
Similar threads


















































Destee Chat

Latest profile posts

Black and Latino custodial workers @ the Capitol Bldg said it was degrading to clean up the debris left by white supremacist who violently stormed the Capitol Bldg. They even had to clean up smeared feces. One staffer said they were used to cleaning up after white supremacist (referring to racist Congressional members). Those who were there that day feared for their life b/c they weren't given any protection.
Mother Jones posted a list of "law makers" nationwide who promoted/assisted in the insurrection on our government. ALL should be ousted, stripped of pensions, charged with sedition and felony murder.
If black folks are present at a crime, whether they participated or not, they're charged with as many violations as white folks can conjure up. Felony murder is top of their list. Why not for white domestic terrorist?
25,000 National Guardsmen are set up to protect for Biden/Harris inauguration! Authorities are AGAIN saying that white domestic terrorist are the largest threat in American and to the democratic process.
NOT Black Lives Matter protestors, NOT even foreign terrorist, but American grown white men who are angry about all the white privilege they have.
Twitter is now locking accounts for unusual activity when there is no unusual activity. Apparently if you post to much to soon, it triggers their spider hairs. Never mind that it's (or was) a platform to post information and opinions, now it's just a flat bed from the ghost-of-trump-past. Jack Dorsey/Twitter should be charged with giving trump the media to incite a resurrection against the United States government.
Top