March 6, 2015

Saturday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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This week's open threads gave some detailed background on several black history facts. On this last day of Black History Month, I am going to highlight a current NFL player's ancestor's fight against slavery. When all else failed, black mobs … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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Civil Rights activism predates the Civil Rights Movement by more than a century. Most people know that Northern states such as New York allowed slavery for a time and then abolished it. What many don’t realize is that before the South adopted Jim … [Read more...]

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Thursday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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The line between West Indians and African-Americans was fuzzy... Most of us already know that the slave trade circulated blacks between the U.S. and the Caribbean. We also probably know that after the Haitian Revolution, many Haitian … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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  Early African-American elites traveled and lived abroad extensively... Pioneering African-Americans of the 18th and 19th centuries traveled and lived abroad extensively, even in Africa. They traveled for education, recreation, … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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Early black militants were as militant as Malcolm X. Because African-American patriots were more successful at achieving their political agenda for black people, the voices of uncompromising 19th century militants have largely been relegated to the … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black History Facts

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We celebrated black achievement and innovation all year here at P.O.U., since it's the last week of Black History month it's time for some more interesting facts about Black History. Cathay Williams was the one and only female Buffalo Soldier, … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Racism In Australia II (Dedicated to @TIP)

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HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.!   CONISTON MASSACRE Northern Territory, Australia August 14 - October 18 1928 … [Read more...]