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“I Knew What I Was Fighting For” The Social Revolution of the Civil War: African Americans in the Navy

African American Sailors formed part of the crew of Admiral Farragut’s flagship at the Battle of Mobile Bay

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I am continuing my foray into African American History which for those that don’t know is really a key and often neglected part of American History. 1,226 more words


Voting is a Right NOT a Privilege ~~ The Struggle continues

Time to pass the Voting Rights Act, change redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear America

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 517 more words

United States

Black History | Freedman's Memorial Cemetery, Dallas Texas

This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman’s Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by trustee Sam Eakins. 526 more words


Saturday Open Thread

Hello Everyone. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend with friends and family.

Today, we’re going into the archives and pulled out a few of President Obama’s speeches.


White male @JCPENNEY employee assaults a black teenage girl with a headlock

JC PENNEY, Y’ALL! It’s so damn disturbing.

According to reports, the girl was with her family when they were told to leave by the suspect after telling them “they didn’t belong there.” 63 more words

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Katherine G. Johnson - The Hidden Figure of the Space Race

America’s triumph in the space race has been well documented and repeatedly shared throughout time. We all know that America was the first to put a man on the moon. 760 more words