Sandy Cornish was a slave who became a Freedman. When people tried to kidnap and sell him back into slavery, he stabbed himself to make his own body worthless. He stayed free! Then, in 1864, he used his freedom to build his church, Cornish AME, in Key West, Florida. The church also served the community as a school and a hurricane shelter.
The church was burned during the turbulent 60's and was rebuilt 2yrs later. #florida#keys#stayfree#blackhistory
Ayyyyooooo teach your kids about what white people did to us!!!
TEACH YOUR KIDS OUR HISTORY!!!!
Not the white saviors they shove down our kids throats about Jefferson and Lincoln 😒😒😒😒
I cannot stress how important it is for us to teach our children who and what they will be up against. #blackhistory
No dreams deferred. #Repost@naturbanleague
The Black literary world lost two giants #OTD, poets + writers Langston Hughes in 1967 + Claude McKay in 1948. Grateful to still have their words, which will live on eternally 🖊✊🏾.
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A big thanks to @kamauware of @blackgotham who led a Critical Walk-through of the exhibition Holding Space: The Museum Collects at @afamuseum's Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Queens yesterday evening. Kamau began the program with a discussion on the founding Black Gotham Experience (BGX), an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625 through interactive walking tours, a developing series of photography-based graphic novels, and events weaving together art, research, fashion, and entertainment. Afterward, guests enjoyed a guided tour of select artworks in the exhibition. Be sure to follow @blackgotham for its dynamic programming and events!
#BeingBlackInAmerica#Tbt#BoycottNFL#SayHerName The Department of Defense statistics are alarming -- one in three women who join the US military will be sexually assaulted or raped by men in the military. The warnings to women should begin above the doors of the military recruiting stations, as that is where assaults on women in the military begins -- before they are even recruited. But, now, even more alarming, are deaths of women soldiers in Iraq, and in the United States, following rape. The military has characterized each of the deaths of women who were first sexually assaulted as deaths from "non-combat related injuries," and then added "suicide." Yet, the families of the women whom the military has declared to have committed suicide, strongly dispute the findings and are calling for further investigations into the deaths of their daughters. Specific US Army units and certain US military bases in Iraq have an inordinate number of women soldiers who have died of "non-combat related injuries," with several identified as "suicides." 19-year-old US Army Private #LavenaJohnson, was found dead on the military base in Balad, Iraq in July, 2005 and her death characterized by the US Army to be suicide as a self-inflicted M-16 shot. ---------------------------------------------------- #BoycottTheNFL for the entire #footballseason because Black Lives DO Matter and EVERYONE KNOWS POLICE ARE OUT OF CONTROL. No matter what they want to say it’s about. #policebrutality and #Policeaccountability is what we are fighting about. The #NFL#NBA and this government are trying to censor the voice of black people. Don’t let them get away with it because our mothers are not #sonsofbitches so from now I will not be watching #mondaynightfootball#sundaynightfootbal. I care more about MY CHILDREN FUTURE than Football. So they can kiss my ass about this #Nationalanthem and this bloody #americanflag. -------------------------------------------------- #therealremyredd#Blackmedia#BotherVex#blackinamerica#BlackLivesMatter#blackhistoryiseveryday#BlackHistory#blackhistorymonth#StephCurry#Lebron#justiceforchikeshaclemons#JusticeForDesmond#thisisamerica
Former slave named Gordon shows his whipping scars. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863. Gordon, or “Whipped Peter” was an enslaved African American who escaped from a Louisiana plantation in March 1863, gaining freedom when he reached the Union camp near Baton Rouge. He became known as the subject of photographs documenting the extensive scarring of his back from whippings received in slavery. Abolitionists distributed these carte de visite photographs of Gordon throughout the United States and internationally to show the abuses of slavery. In July 1863 these images appeared in an article about Gordon published in Harper’s Weekly, the most widely read journal during the Civil War. The pictures of Gordon’s scourged back provided Northerners with visual evidence of brutal treatment of slaves and inspired many free blacks to enlist in the Union Army. Gordon joined the Union Army as a guide three months after the Emancipation Proclamation allowed for the enrollment of freed slaves into the military forces. On one expedition, he was taken prisoner by the Confederates; they tied him up, beat him, and left him for dead. He survived and once more escaped to Union lines. Gordon soon afterward enlisted in a U.S. Colored Troops Civil War unit. He was said to have fought bravely as a sergeant in the Corps d’Afrique during the Siege of Port Hudson in May 1863. It was the first time that African-American soldiers played a leading role in an assault. •
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The Tulsa 𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓮 𝓻𝓲𝓸𝓽 of 1921, in which the 𝓞𝓴𝓵𝓪𝓱𝓸𝓶𝓪 𝓼𝓽𝓪𝓽𝓮 𝓰𝓸𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓷𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 with the help of 𝓣𝓾𝓵𝓼𝓪'𝓼 𝔀𝓱𝓲𝓽𝓮 𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓭𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓼 massacred hundreds of 𝓫𝓵𝓪𝓬𝓴 𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓭𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓼 and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres 𝓲𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓱𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓸𝓻𝔂 𝓸𝓯 𝓤.𝓢. 𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓮 𝓻𝓮𝓵𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼, destroying the once thriving Greenwood (𝓐𝓚𝓐 𝓑𝓵𝓪𝓬𝓴 𝓦𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓢𝓽𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓽) community.
Happy Birthday to Ryan Coogler! is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has since co-written and directed the seventh film in the Rocky series, Creed (2015), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther (2018), the latter of which became the third biggest box office in American film history!! #ryancoogler#blackexcellence#blackpanther