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What is Brown vs Board of Education? Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional

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What is the Black Panthers' Free Breakfast Program? The Black Panther Party primarily organized neighborhood police patrols that took advantage of open-carry laws, but over time it expanded to include social programs, also. The Free Breakfast For School Children was one of the most effective. The …

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How did The Black Panthers end? The Black Panther Party emerged at a time of political activism and excitement at the possibility of radical social change. While the Panthers rise was rapid and dramatic; its fall, slow and brutal. Ultimately a mix of Government repression, inter-organizational conf…

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The Negro Leagues are major league, this is a full video of all my episodes explaining the rise and fall of the negro leagues. Negro League Baseball got its start because of segregation. African American players found their greatest opportunities with traveling teams until 1920, when Rube Foster la…

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The Panthers vs The FBI, This video explains how the Black Panthers were dismantled by the FBI, During the late 60's no Black Power organization grew more than The Black Panther Party but with growth came government repression. The FBI saw The Black Panther Party as the "the greatest threat to the …

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The story of the watts riots

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The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community. Dressed in black berets and black leather jackets, the Black Panthers organized armed citizen …

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The Origin of the Black Panthers? The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization were birthed in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community. The Panthers eventually developed…

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In 96' the FBI released 1300 documents about Thurgood Marshall in it was information about Marshall work with the FBI as an Informant during the 50s

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Thurgood Marshall is almost killed in a small town in Mississippi.

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This clip is about Murray v. Pearson (1935), Marshall and the NAACP sued the University of Maryland for denying a law school applicant on the basis of race

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Who was Thurgood Marshall? Thurgood Marshall is perhaps best known as the first African American Supreme Court justice, He also had a profound contribution to the NAACP with his pursuit of racial justice and promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement. As a practicing attorney, Marsh…

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The end of World War I fostered a new way of thinking for African Americans. Thousands of African Americans migrated from the Jim Crow South to the large industrial cities in the North. Within those cities, African Americans promoted a new sense of racial pride and economic independence, coined "Th…

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Why is Juneteenth important? This video is all about explaining the importance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, its a mix of June and Nineteenth, Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annual…

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It was in Tulsa, Ok 19 year old dick Rowland had dropped out of school and started shined shoes at a local pool hall on third and main. Shoe shines only cost a dime but a good shine could make upwards of 10 dollars a day. Dick Rowland had an outgoing personality that was well suited for a job in pe…

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The History of Tulsa race massacre, This video explains the tragic history of the Tulsa Massacre. The Tulsa Massacre, It was May, 30th 1921 and on this day Dick Rowland was on his way to the Drexel building. Which was mostly closed for the Memorial day holiday but the building had something that ve…

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The History of Black Wall, This Episode is about the history of Black Wall St. before the tragic events of the Tulsa Massacre in 1921. Greenwood was named the town after another town called Greenwood, Mississippi. The first store was a grocery store on the corner of Archer and Greenwood ave. The c…

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African Americans & The Great Depression, This video explains how African Americans were affected by the Great Depression. The Great Depression was the worst economic downturns in the industrialized world, While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more th…

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"Strange Fruit" was recorded by Holiday in 1939 and she first performed at the integrated Café Society nightclub that same year. The lyrics of "Strange Fruit" were written by Abel Meeropol, a educator and anti-racist activist, and was adapted from a 1937 poem titled "Bitter Fruit." The poem, also …

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How accurate is the The United States vs Billie Holiday?

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set primarily during the height of Holiday's career in the later period of the legendary jazz singer’s career up until her death in 1959. the movie draws from on Johann Hari’s bestseller Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which t…

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S2E19 Billie Holiday vs The United States, Follow us for more Black History facts

Around 1930, Eleanora began showing up at jazz clubs to audition and sing with resident pianists and sharing tips with other performers. This is when she would renamed herself “Billie” after the film star Billie Dove…

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