Category Archives: African American History

Carl Van Vechten’s Nigger Heaven | 1920’s Harlem Controversy

In Honor of Black History Month 2014 Dr. W.E.B. DuBois Raps “Nigger Heaven” Nigger Heaven Book Review Ministers Debate Book Nigger Heaven Gets Race OK In Debate Individuality Is Race’s Greatest Need Van Vechten Portrait & Book Review Black Church … Continue reading

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Dr. Willis N. Huggins | Challenges “Political Aryanism,” 1938

In Honor of Black History Month 2014 Click here to read the article in it’s entirety. Article Source | Google News Archive

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The Colored American, A National Negro Newspaper

In Honor of Black History Month 2014 Below is information about The Colored American Newspaper, courtesy of the Library of Congress, Chronicling America database jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities: The Colored American began publishing in 1893 under the … Continue reading

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Josephine Baker Superstar

Black History Month is almost here! To see the newspaper page click here. Source | http://fultonhistory.com/

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The Underground Railroad and the Legacy of Black Resistance | The Wright Museum, Detroit

I’m a descendant of the Underground Railroad (UGRR).  My cousin, Dr. Barbara Hughes-Smith conducted interviews with many UGRR descendants and African-American history researchers regarding our self-emancipated ancestors. My interview focused on Barbara’s 3rd great grand-uncle Anthony Binga Sr. In 1836, he escaped slavery … Continue reading

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Grand August Carnival

The Grand August Carnival and Negro Exposition is created by the Chicago Colored Businessmen’s Association and heralded as, “The Greatest Triumph for the Race in the Annals of Chicago History.” The executive committee includes Robert S. Abbott publisher of the Chicago Defender, … Continue reading

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In Honor of Black History Month 2012 | Virginia Slavery

The Binga’s & Cotillier’s Was Virginia The Mother Of Slavery View more presentations from Stratalum My Binga ancestors are thought to have been originally enslaved in Virginia. In the book, “Migrants Against Slavery: Virginians and the Nation” it states: “Mrs. Binga had escaped … Continue reading

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International Underground Railroad Conference | Celebrating the River at Midnight

Last week (October 19–October 21) The Detroit River Project and University of Detroit/Mercy (UDM) co-sponsored the International Underground Railroad Conference, Celebrating the River at Midnight | The Fluid Frontier: Slavery, War, Freedom and the Underground Railroad.  The conference was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary … Continue reading

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Various Articles from Crisis Magazine 1917-18

An article about the young Paul Robeson (click text to read). Another Paul Robeson tidbit, click the photo to read a brief article. The burning of Jim McIlherron.  Click text to read the article and to see a postcard documenting another race related … Continue reading

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Geraldyn Hodges-Dismond

Geraldyn Hodges is born July 29, 1894 in Chicago, IL and by birth a socialite. “Not quite so long ago there was born in Chicago a bright eyed, brown girl-child.  The joy of her coming, however, was dimmed by sorrow; for … Continue reading

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