Monday, May 23, 2022

Black History Facts

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th birthday. Community gatherings are being held in her hometown of Ruleville, where a larger-than-life...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A newly revamped website focuses on efforts to change a Southern state that has grappled with a long history of racial injustice. The Mississippi Civil Rights Project is sponsored by the William Winter...
by Erica R. Williams, Special to The New Tri-State Defender With evidence aplenty of the historic value and worldwide drawing power of the National Civil Rights Museum, Executive Director Terri Lee Freeman is striving to ensure that the Memphis staple grows...

Marshall

FilmReview by Kam WilliamsCourtroom Drama Recounts High-Profile Case Argued by Thurgood Marshall Proxy Prior to becoming America's first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) enjoyed a legendary legal career as a civil rights lawyer. While serving as...
According to Wikipedia.com Edith Spurlock Sampson (October 13, 1898 – October 8, 1979) was an American lawyer and judge, and the first Black U.S. delegate appointed to the United Nations. 1n 1924, Sampson opened a law office on the South Side of Chicago, serving the local black community. From 1925 through...
The Fisk University website states that in 1865, barely six months after the end of the Civil War and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend...
By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Stepping off a boat in a New Hampshire port in 1796, 22-year-old Ona Judge was on the run from the family of President George Washington. Judge, who was born into slavery and served...
Donald Trump has been president since before any of us were born, but did you know that a man named Barack Obama used to hold the office? Not everyone agreed with all of his ideas, but he didn’t really...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation to create a commission to plan celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, the prominent black abolitionist he insinuated was still alive earlier this year. The Republican...
Post-Civil War records point to a common fate for many African Americans after emancipation.Dear Professor Gates:I’m searching for any information on my third great-grandfather Hardy Dykes, who was born in 1843. I assume that he was born in or...