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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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An explanation of the tragic history of the Tulsa and 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 very few buildings in do…

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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 community continued to gro…

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An explanation 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 than African Americans. African Americans acro…

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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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S2E19 The Tragic life of Billie Holiday, Check out the episode link below

Born Eleanora Fagan or Elinore Harris on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Holiday's early years are mostly rumors because of her ghost written autobiography "Lady Sings the Blues" but it would be honest to say t…

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An explaination of the True life of Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of jazz singers of all time and was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930’s with a unique style along with her emotional intensity, innovative techniques and touching songs reinvent…

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Southern lynching's became a tool of racial control

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How did lynching get their name and come synonymous with hangings?

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A documentary on the amazing life of Satchel Paige,

.Satchel Paige was a Negro League baseball pitcher who became a legendary player during his many years in the Negro leagues; he finally was allowed to enter the major leagues in 1948 after the unwritten rule against black players was abolished. A…

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How did the practice of lynching start in America? This is an explanation of the history of Lynching in America.

Lynching's was a action used to control and terrorize black community into submission, and into an inferior racial caste position. They became widely practiced in the US south from roug…

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Black history month was the idea for Carter G Woodson on Feb. 26 1926

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This video will explanation the amazing life of Black Chemist Percy Lavon Julian.

Percy Julian was a pioneering chemist who with only a 10th grade education went on to earn his Ph.D. His research into chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs was used to treat glaucoma and arthritis, although his rac…

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An explanation of the history of Negro history week and how it became Black history month.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the study and achievements of African Americans and a time when they weren't being recognized their central role in U.S. history. It was the predecessor to “N…

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Branch Rickey looked for ways to integrate the Brooklyn Dodger but it’s had to be done in secret.

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This video explains the horrible treatment of 400 African American men during the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.

The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, was an unethical natural history study that spanned 40 years conducted by the United States Public Health Service and the Ce…

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This video is the last part in my series on the negro leagues and focuses on Baseball Integration and demise of the Negro league.


In 1945, the Jim Crow policies of baseball changed forever when Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, was in the Negro League playing for the Kansas City Monarchs agreed…

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An explanation the fight for Voting rights for American Americans and how suffrage movement left Black women behind.

The Suffrage movement for African Americans and Women had their roots in the abolitionist movement but in the 70 years between the Seneca Falls Women's rights convention and the ra…

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An explanation of the explosion of the Negro Leagues and icons like Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige.


Just as Negro league baseball seemed to be at its lowest point and was about to fade into history, along came owners Cumberland Posey, Gus Greenlee and Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson because two the mos…

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An explanation of the start of the Negro Leagues and legend of Rube Foster.

Rube Foster was an amazing pitcher but his role with the game was more than being a player he was the vision behind the first Negro League and ushered in the golden age of Black Baseball.

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