April 19, 2014

Friday Open Thread: Black Pirates

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This week's open thread highlighted black pirates and their plight. Today I will highlight several unknown black pirates. In 1731 Juan Andres (Andresote) was the leader of some runaway slaves and Indians. These villains plundered and murdered … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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It's Friday, the end of the work week and the start of the weekend. This week's open threads highlighted little known or interesting black history facts in celebration of black history month. FACT 1: In 1804, Lemuel Haynes is the first African … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

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It's Friday, POU Family! It's the end of a work week and the start of the weekend.  Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga (born Ronald McKinley Everett on July 14, 1941) is an African-American professor of Africana Studies, activist and author, best known as … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Feminists/Womanists

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Today's open thread will highlight some well-known womanists. Womanism is a social theory deeply rooted in the racial and gender oppression of black women. There are varying interpretations on what the term womanist means and efforts to provide a … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Feminists/Womanists

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This week's open threads have highlighted the works of several Black feminists/womanists.  Today, I am going to focus on one of the most well-known Black feminists: bell hooks. Gloria Jean Watkins (born September 25, 1952), better known by her pen … [Read more...]

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Friday Open Thread: More African-American Firsts

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  Sarah Jane Woodson Early, born Sarah Jane Woodson (November 15, 1825 - August 1907), was an American educator, black nationalist, temperance activist and author. A graduate of Oberlin College, she was hired at Wilberforce College in 1858 as … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Famous Depictions of African-American Stereotypes and Blackface

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This week's threads have focused on minstrel performers and black actors who were successful being stereotypes and wearing blackface.  Today's post will highlight the inventor or Father  of tap dancing and the first black minstrel … [Read more...]

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