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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Preface

In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with Frederick Douglass, the writer of the following Narrative. 3,136 more words

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35,000 and more artifacts in the African American Museum

The grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American history and culture is a way to commemorate the efforts of African Americans who have taken part in American history to shape America’s identity. 345 more words


The true story of the African-American women at NASA who helped the US win the space race

When Neil Armstrong planted a stars and stripes flag on the moon in 1969, it was a truly patriotic achievement for the United States. But it never would have happened—at least not right then, not in the same way—were it not for the African American women who calculated rocket trajectories as mathematicians and engineers… 730 more words

African American vs American African

A few weeks ago, I gravitated towards “Americanah” by author Ngozi Chimamanda. While reading, I came across two comparisons: African-American versus American-African. According to Chimamanda, the former represents the black man born and raised in America and the latter – the black man born and raised in Africa – yet somehow ended up in America. 252 more words

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Looking for African American History on Thingiverse

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened September 24, 2016 in Washington D.C. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture. 234 more words


Pieces of Me

I had the full princess fantasy: the white horse, the wedding, the whole being saved from my life, which is ridiculous. What do I want to be saved from?

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The Birth of a New Nation

After reading just one chapter of A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I realized what’s missing from a movement like Black Lives Matter, is Christian belief and Christian leaders. 580 more words