Category Archives: African American History

How to Add Diversity To Your Reading

I learned years ago that some of the best stories and most  interesting novels have to be searched for. No one is going to tell you where to find them. You have to browse around the internet or library until … Continue reading

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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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When The Saints Go Marching In.

There are so many varieties and contributed authors of this song that it grew and spread from the original song. 1. Oh lord, I’m just a weary pilgrim, Plodding (traveling) thru this world of sin; Getting ready for that City … Continue reading

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#BookTour “The Black Cabinet” by Jill Watts

I haven’t read anything about this group outside of college history classes. This is a great book to read to understand how the Civil Right Movement was formed. The author highlights a very important part of the history of the … Continue reading

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Fictional Usage Of Real Places

Fictional usage of real places in novels and books is quite common in literature and art. New York City, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Chicago, London, and Paris; to name a few are fictional used in thousands of books and movies … Continue reading

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Black Child to Black Woman: An African-American Woman Coming-of-Age Story

It’s a story about the tragic and triumphs of a coming of age for an African America girl growing from childhood to a womanhood, and how the outside element against her control shapes who she grows into.   I haven’t … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison Quote

After the re-election of George W. Bush in 2004, Toni Morrison wrote: This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. … 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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