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Interior of Negro Exhibition: American Negro Exhibit, World’s Fair- Paris 1900

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      Paris Negro Exhibit Interior of Negro Exhibition, was the first and last fair to bridge the gap between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This was also the pinnacle of imperialism, and the “nadir of race relations in America.” After witnessing a successful campaign for the inclusion of African-Americans, in the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893,

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Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, Destruction of Black Wall Street

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        There once was a place called Black Wall Street or Little Africa in Greenwood Business District which was nestled in the arms of a very fruitful African- American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, early 1900’s. It was founded by wealthy Black entrepreneurs during a time of segregation and the peak of a profitable oil industry.

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King Mansa Musa I of Mali: West African King and Richest Man That Ever Lived

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      King Mansa Musa I of Mali (1280 – 1337 A.D.) Mansa Musa I of Mali, the medieval African ruler and grandson or the grandnephew of Sundiata (founder of the Mali dynasty) was born in 1280 A.D. (14th century) was and is the richest person that ever lived. Mansa (10th Mansa, of the wealthy Mali Empire)

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Her name was Sarah Rector: She was Only a Child, but One of the First African American Millionaires

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      Sarah Rector Acquires Oil Rich Land Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Territory on March 3, 1902. Her parents were Joseph and Rose Rector, all of Taft, Indian Territory. Her story is similar to that of Danny Tucker another black child born in Indian Territory. He, like

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Homer A. Plessy Deliberately Violated Louisiana Law

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      Three Hundred Sixty- Five Days of Black Homer Adolph Plessy Homer A. Plessy was a Civil Rights activist, shoemaker, and Plaintiff for the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy vs. Ferguson. He was born on March 17, 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a light-skinned Creole of Color. He came from family of mixed racial

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Stokely Carmichael “Fight the Power, not the Powerless!”

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        Young Revolutionary    Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on June 29, 1941. During the early part of his life he attended The Bronx High School of Science, was a philosophy major at Howard University, and a young man whom spent summers in the South working with the

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How Racist Are You? Jane Elliott’s Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes, and Angry Eyes Exercise

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       Jane Elliott (born May 27, 1933, Riceville, Iowa)[1] is an American former schoolteacher, recognized most prominently as an anti-racism activist and educator. She is also known as a feminist and LGBT activist. Elliott created the famous “blue-eyed/brown-eyed” exercise, first done with third-grade school children in the 1960s, which later became the basis for her

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