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New York City will erect a marker, acknowledging that slaves were sold on Wall Street.
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Historical Marker on Wall Street to Acknowledge the Slave Trade

New York City officials will install a marker on Wall Street, finally acknowledging the city’s role in the slave trade. The marker will be unveiled Juneteenth (June 19th), which was the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and told the slaves that the Civil War had ended and they were free. June 19th, 2015, […]

Crowd stands around and smiles after a black man has been lynched
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Report: Nearly 4,000 African Americans Were Lynched in Acts of Terror by Whites

  The overwhelming majority were men By Frederick H. Lowe Nearly 4,000 black men, black women and black children were lynched between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern states, and their violent murders were celebrated, attracting huge crowds including some who used the occasion to hold picnics. The Equal Justice Initiative on Monday published, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy […]

Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity
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Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity

Ernest Cole had an artistic eye for the heartbreak of inhumanity. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Cole was also one of South Africa’s most famous black photographers for his deeply emotional and compassionate documentation of life under apartheid. The 125 gelatin silver prints of his work that were displayed until December 6 at New York University’s Grey Art […]

Former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke coordinated the capture and arrest of the Boston Srangler.
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Former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke Coordinated the Arrest of the Boston Strangler

Brooke died Saturday By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first popularly elected African American to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Brooke, a Republican, who served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979, was 95 years old. Before Brooke was elected to […]

Don Rojas, spokesman for Institute of the Black World 21st Center, said a conference concerning reparations will be held in April in New York
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Reparations Conference Scheduled for New York

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new interest about the reparations movement in the United States, according to Don Rojas, spokesman for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is hosting a reparations conference April 9-12 in […]

National parks in Maryland and New York will be named in honor of Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
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Harriet Tubman Historic Park Established

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Congress has voted to establish a national historic park for Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Senate voted in December to establish a Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in her former home in Cayuga County, N.Y. and Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she grew up. Congress also passed similar legislation. The […]