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Historical Flashback: A look at the use of the term African American in the press

December 16, 2018

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Historical Flashback: A look at the use of the term African American in the press This is a historical flashback on the use of the nomenclature “African American” as a vernacular to describe people of African descent in the United States. People of African descent, in the United States, prior to the end of slavery […]

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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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U.S. History: Nathanial “Nat” Turner’s effective enslaved African descent people’s American freedom rebellion in August 1831

August 22, 2018

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U.S. History: Nathanial “Nat” Turner’s effective enslaved African descent people’s American freedom rebellion in August 1831 Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was an enlsaved African decent American. Nat Turner led one of the largest effective, sustained enslaved African descent people’s American rebellion in U.S. history during August 1831. This enslave African descent people’s uprising spreading terror […]

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Warning of nations with strong economies while advocating xenophobia and racism

August 4, 2018

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Warning of nations with strong economies while advocating xenophobia and racism A look back at the booming economy of Nazi Germany, a nation that had a strong economy. The following are just a few historical newspaper articles showing how the media covered the economy of Nazi Germany and a few other historical events of the […]

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A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples

July 14, 2018

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A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples When the U.S. government segregated America A look back at how the United States racially segregated its newly created 1950s and 1960s suburban communities. Housing is the largest component of wealth for most American families. African Americans have been […]

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Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s

July 8, 2018

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Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s Many Americans are descendants of immigrants from Europeans. Europeans were not always not welcome to become Americans, if they were of non-British heritage. Some Europeans were even called “undesirable” immigrants. Today, in the United States there are many […]

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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 surnames or last names of African Americans and other ethnic groups – A look via historical newspapers

May 30, 2018

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The surnames or last names of African Americans and other ethnic groups – A look via historical newspapers The United States of America is the child nation of the United Kingdom.  With this being well known, American surnames come from all over the world. Chinese surnames are the most ancient in the world, they go […]

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A look back at the economic growth of Atlanta in the late 1980s

May 17, 2018

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A look back at the economic growth of Atlanta in the late 1980s Atlanta, Georgia as seen in 1985 has changed greatly to become, in 2018, one of America’s most dynamic business and entertainment metropolitan areas. This series of newspaper articles, from the late 1980s, takes a look back on the growth of Atlanta prior to […]

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Remember Yesteryear: 1917 The year when United Kingdom’s German royal family became British

May 12, 2018

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Remember Yesteryear: 1917 The year when United Kingdom’s German royal family became British Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruled over the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from June 15, 1888 to November 9, 1918. He was the eldest grandchild of the Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom […]

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