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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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How the United States continued a system of enslavement after the 13th amendment in 1865

April 22, 2018

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How the United States continued a system of enslavement after the 13th amendment in 1865 The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America declared that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or […]

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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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Remembering Wall Street History: Joseph Searles and Dr. Jerome H. Holland

February 13, 2018

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Remembering Wall Street History: Joseph Searles and Dr. Jerome H. Holland February 13, 2018 marks only 48 years for African Americans on Wall Street. What helped open the door to this late entry into the New York financial sector for African Americans? African Americans had long been college graduates and African Americans had long been […]

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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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Early western Europeans had dark skin

February 7, 2018

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Early western Europeans had dark skin Scientists finally put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago. BBC News A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain’s […]

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