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7 Lies That American Children Are Taught About Slavery - Downplaying Slavery’s Cruelty: In a textbook called United States History for Christian Schools, published by Bob Jones University Press in 1991: “A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well."

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from nytimes.com

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

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The Bible and Black Slavery in the United States - This study reveals that the brand of slavery practiced in the United States does not compare favorably with the slavery and servant-hood practiced in Israel during Biblical times. #africanbookstore

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This photograph was taken in 1865 in Richmond Virginia. It shows a group of recently freed slaves, who became free with the fall of Richmond. It was on this date, December 6, in the year 1865 that the 13th amendment was ratified, banning slavery in the United States

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(1858-1964) Anna Julia Cooper was an educator, author, activist and one of the most prominent African American scholars in US history. She gave voice to African-Americans during the 19th and 20th centuries, from the end of slavery to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Cooper studied French literature and history before enrolling as a doctoral student at Columbia University in 1914 while remaining a full-time teacher. She was only the 4th African-American woman in the US to earn a…

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from Mental Floss

Fall of the South: Congress Passes Thirteenth Amendment

150 years ago today, the 13th amendment passed - Fall of the South: Congress Passes Thirteenth Amendment

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August 1, 1619, The History of Black America began with landing of twenty Blacks at Jamestown, Virginia. John Rolfe said the ship arrived "about the latter end of August" and that it "brought not anything but 20 and odd Negroes." Surviving evidence suggests that the twenty Blacks were accorded the status of indentured servants

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