Category Archives: 1619

Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy by Alisha Gaines

The book is based upon real experiments conducted by journalists. In 1948, a journalist named Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously “became” … Continue reading

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Why the Protests in the U.S. Are an Awakening for Non-Black People Around the World

The rioting petitioning and protesting the death of George Floyd seemed to have offset emotions around the world. By no means is racism solely an American problem. It exist all over the world where diversity exist and nations having no … Continue reading

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What is Juneteenth?

Many outside of Texas have never heard of Juneteenth because in most Southern states the commemorate date of the Emancipation Proclamation is celebrated January 1, because of Lincoln signing the proclamation on January 1, 1863. Juneteenth, means June 19, 1865 … Continue reading

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400 Years Since The First Captured Africans Arrived In Jamestown, Va. June 6, 1619.

    Why is 1619 an important year in African American history? And for American as a whole? This is a very important date. It’s important because it marked the starting point of what this nation would eventually become. A … Continue reading

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