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Sat, 23.10.2021

Charles Tisdale, News Publisher born

*Charles Tisdale was born on this date in 1926. He was a Black Newspaper publisher and civil rights activist. Born in Athens, Alabama, Charles Wesley Tisdale was the sixth of fifteen children. At age seven he ran away from home and began working at a newspaper, pouring lead into molds in linotype machines. At fourteen […]

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Sat, 23.10.2021

Wyndham Robertson, Slave Owner, and Politician born

*Wyndham Robertson was born on this date in 1803. He was a white-American politician, slave owner, and businessman. He was born near Manchester, in Chesterfield County, Virginia across the James River from Richmond. His parents were William Robertson and his wife Elizabeth Bolling, who was descended from Pocahontas and John Rolfe. His paternal grandfather Archibald […]

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Sat, 23.10.2021

The Jackson Advocate Newspaper is Published

*The Jackson Advocate newspaper is affirmed on this date in 1938. It is an African American weekly newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. Founded by Percy Greene, a veteran of World War I and a civil rights activist in the 1940s and 1950s. The paper’s mission was to contribute to the struggle of Black people in the […]

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Sun, 17.10.2021

The Lincoln Giants Baseball Team, a story

*The Lincoln Giants are celebrated on this date in 1911. They were a Negro Baseball League team based in New York City. The Lincoln Giants can trace their origins back to the Nebraska Indians, of Lincoln, Nebraska, from the 1890s. According to Sol White’s History of Colored Base Ball, in 1890, the Lincoln Giants were founded as the first […]

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Sun, 17.10.2021

Frank Leland, Baseball Player, Coach, Manager, and Owner born

*The birth of Frank Leland is celebrated on this date in 1869. He was a Black baseball player, field manager, and club owner in the Negro Leagues. Frank C. Leland was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating in 1886. He began his professional baseball career with the Washington Capital Cities in […]

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Sun, 17.10.2021

The ‘Mirror Of The Times’ Newspaper is Published

*The Mirror of the Times newspaper is celebrated on this date in 1857. This was a Black newspaper published in San Francisco, CA. Founded by two Black businessmen, Mifflin W. Gibbs and James Townsend, the Mirror of the Times, appealed to a small community of African Americans in California as a weekly newspaper. Its first editor was […]

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Thu, 14.10.2021

John Cabess, Slave Trader born

*The birth of John Cabess is celebrated on this date in c. 1640. He was an African slave trader and merchant. John Cabess (also written as John Kabes or John Cabes) was the son of John Cabessa, who had been a prominent African official working for the British at Fort Amsterdam in the 1660s. His father was […]

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Sat, 09.10.2021

J. R. Winters, Lyricist, and Inventor born

*J. R. Winters was born on this date in 1824. He was a Black lyricist, abolitionist, and inventor Joseph Richard Winters was born in Leesburg, Virginia to an African brickmaker and a Shawnee Indian mother, who was the daughter of an herbalist and medical practitioner referred to as the “Indian doctor woman.” The family relocated […]

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Sun, 03.10.2021

Plantations in the United States of America, a story

*Plantations in America are affirmed on this date in 1600. These were planned structural communities governed by and that relied on chattel slavery.  The plantation complex in the Southern United States was the built environment that was common on agricultural plantations in the Antebellum South from the 17th into the 20th century. The complex included everything […]

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Sun, 03.10.2021

The Whitney Plantation is Built

*On this date in 1752, the Whitney Plantation is affirmed. Located in Wallace, Louisiana, it is one of the estimated 46,200 American plantations that existed in 1860. The plantation was started by white German immigrants Ambroise Haydel and his wife, and their descendants owned it until 1867. The French Creole-raised-style main house, built in 1803, […]

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Poetry Corner

August, 'twas the twenty-fifth, Seventeen houndred forty-six, The Indians did in ambush lay, Some very valiant men to slay. 'Twas nigh unto Sam Dickinson's mill, The Indians there five men did kill. The names of... THE BARS FIGHT by Lucy Terry
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