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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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Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents

July 16, 2018

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Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents Public universities and systems from 2010-2017 Private colleges from 2008-2015 All colleges and universities are not listed. Some institutions have since changed presidents or chancellors since these salaries were made public. Compensation at Public Colleges * Partial-year compensation James R. Ramsey *University of Louisville […]

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George Washington Carver in a rare new 1937 color Kodachrome film from The National Archives

June 17, 2018

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George Washington Carver in a rare new 1937 color Kodachrome film from The National Archives The National Archives The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal […]

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The story of how the state of Alabama aimed to take control over Tuskegee University

April 14, 2018

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The story of how the state of Alabama aimed to take control over Tuskegee University Tuskegee University, formerly known as Tuskegee Institute, opened on July 4, 1881 and was founded by Lewis Adams, an influential African American entrepreneur, and began under the founding president Booker T. Washington. Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – […]

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Historical Flashback: The first African Americans to become presidents of Howard University, Hampton University and Tuskegee University

April 6, 2018

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Historical Flashback: The first African Americans to become presidents of Howard University, Hampton University and Tuskegee University A historical look back at some of America’s most important universities and their paths to hiring their first African American presidents. 1909 President William Howard Taft and what White America owes to African Americans Howard University 1922 Howard […]

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President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding

March 24, 2018

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President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 is the United States omnibus spending bill for the U.S. federal government for FY2018 enacted by the 115th United States Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018. WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — […]

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Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – Lewis Adams

February 11, 2018

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Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – Lewis Adams This is a history moment to remember the American entrepreneur and educator, who is often overlooked. Lewis Adams is the founder of what is now Tuskegee University, located in the state of Alabama. Due to the great work of Tuskegee’s founding president Booker T. Washington, […]

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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants

January 10, 2018

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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants Source: Michigan State University Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery. By linking […]

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UNCF – Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

November 15, 2017

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UNCF – Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities UNCF HBCUs have an incredible impact—they create skilled workers, jobs and serve as economic hubs for the areas that surround their campuses and beyond. The landmark study, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities—commissioned by UNCF’s Frederick D. […]

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