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H. L. Mencken 1920 -“The White House will be adorned by a downright moron”

December 16, 2020

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H. L. Mencken 1920 -“The White House will be adorned by a downright moron” Journalists H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) published an article in The Evening Sun (Baltimore) on July 26, 1920, titled “Bayard vs. Lionheart”. Mencken wrote about the 1920 United States presidential election. This was the first election held after the end of World War […]

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda

June 19, 2020

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda This is a brief look back at a moment in history, captured in American newspapers. This moment is shared so as never to forget and to always pay attention to those around you. Those who smile at you are not always […]

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1862: When President Abraham Lincoln aimed to pay the enslavers to end slavery

June 16, 2020

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1862: When President Abraham Lincoln aimed to pay the enslavers to end slavery This is a brief look back at how newspapers reported the offer to pay enslavers to free the enslaved African descent population. On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president. The Civil War in the United States began in […]

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A historical look back at Joe Biden’s position against busing in 1975

August 2, 2019

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A historical look back at Joe Biden’s position against busing in 1975 Busing was a tool used for racial desegregation in American public school systems These historical newspaper articles gives a brief overview at what the then young U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s anti-busing amendment aimed to do with regard to the anti-busing bill that was […]

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In 1911, Booker T. Washington was attacked for being an African American in New York City

July 12, 2019

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In 1911, Booker T. Washington was attacked for being an African American in New York City This is a brief look back, as reported in American newspapers, when Booker T. Washington was attacked for simply being an African American man in New York City. Born enslaved in Virginia in 1856, upon his gradating from Hampton […]

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The Fourth of July during the era of slavery and the year slavery ended in the United States -Guam and Hawaii 1900

July 4, 2019

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Fourth of July during the era of slavery and the year slavery ended in the United States -Guam and Hawaii 1900 This is a brief historical look back at newspapers on Independence Day in the United States – Fourth of July, during the era of slavery. Also, this is a brief look back at the […]

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How the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in 1923

July 1, 2019

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How the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in 1923 This is a brief historical look back in time on how the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in the 1900s. What does race and “white” have to do with the 2020 Census? A most accurate count of the population is important in […]

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Top U.S universities for federal National Science Foundation R&D grants and expenditures

June 10, 2019

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Top U.S universities for federal National Science Foundation R&D grants and expenditures Rankings by total R&D expenditures The Higher Education Research and Development Survey is the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities. The survey collects information on R&D expenditures by field of research and source of funds and also […]

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Senegal opens museum dedicated to black civilizations

December 7, 2018

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Senegal opens museum dedicated to black civilizations The aim is to decolonize knowledge from the common European perspective of African history and culture CGTN After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is finally opening what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization in the capital, Dakar. The museum has the capacity for 18,000 […]

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Historical Flashback: 1900 A look back at the disenfranchisement of African Americans in North Carolina

November 6, 2018

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Historical Flashback: 1900 A look back at the disenfranchisement of African Americans in North Carolina. White Supremacy was the stated goal Between 1890 and 1908, every state in the Deep South adopted a new state constitution, explicitly for the purpose of disenfranchising African Americans. This historical flashback takes a look at the state of North […]

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