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Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings
Monday, July 16, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned over interview
Missionaries you should know: George Liele
Thursday, July 5, 2018
RICHMOND – One of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions is a freed Georgia slave named George Liele. Even though William Carey may be called the father of the modern missionary movement, Liele left America and planted the Gospel in Jamaica a full 10 years before Carey left England. Liele came to Christ in 1773 at the age
The first 6 blacks who became millionaires
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
There were 4,047 millionaires in the United States immediately following Emancipation, and six of them were African-American. Between 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of industrious, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success.
Jack Danielís whiskey recipe invented by former slave
Monday, June 25, 2018
Jack Daniel’s is a popular whiskey and alcoholic beverage that people all around the world have been drinking for more than 150 years. But many are not aware of where this famous whiskey came from and who invented it. The truth is the recipe was actually created by a former slave named Nathan "Nearest" Green. According to Gabriel Scott, a
Rosa Parks wasnít the first
Friday, June 22, 2018
Rosa Parks was a remarkable civil rights icon who made history in Dec. 1955, when she boldly refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. But she was not the first person! In fact, earlier that year in March, a teenager named Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus and was the first African-American to be arrested
10 things you didnít know about Thurgood Marshall
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908, was the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, but it almost didn't happen because his original plan was to study dentistry at Lincoln University. He did end up going to law school, and also went on to become a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. But a lot of his story
Why black womenís experiences of #MeToo are different
Sunday, June 17, 2018
In April, a 25-year-old black woman named Chikesia Clemons was violently arrested by police at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama. A video of the arrest that went viral shows police pulling Clemons from her chair and throwing her to the floor. In the process, her breasts are exposed and her dress rides up in the back. When she attempts to cover her

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