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Everyday Black History – Martin Delany

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You learned about Harriet Tubman, Frederic Douglass, and Sojourner Truth; but, have you learned about Martin Delany? He was an abolitionist, journalist, physician, writer, and arguably the first proponent of Black Nationalism.

If you are or have ever been a member or interested in Black Nationalism, you have him to thank. He joined integrated militia to help defend the Black community against White mob attacks.

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Every Day Black History – bell hooks

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Took on the pen name “bell hooks” (After her grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks) in the 1970s to move away from writing poetry and into a focus on critical essays on systems of domination.

Continues to be a voice for educational reform, and the ability of students to engage in rigorous study and to think critically.

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Everyday Black History – Dick Gregory

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He fought for our rights almost up to his last day. He took on a range of issues, including ending the Vietnam War; feminism; Native-American rights; and apartheid in South Africa.

Many didn’t know that he received a lot of funding from Hugh Hefner. Read more about Dick Gregory and many others from Urban Intellectuals Black History Flash Cards. Click here for more information on purchasing options at my affiliate website.

Everyday Black History- Redlining

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Often it is argued that Black Americans are lazy. That we have no drive or determination. That all other marginalized groups enter the US and are successful, therefore it proves that we are shiftless and good for nothing.

As an author it is beat in your head to not write in passive voice. The argument goes that one performs the act and not have the act performed on them. Well…sometimes.

Have you heard or learned about redlining? Well, let me tell you something. In order to determine where and where not; who and who not to sell houses or give loans, banks would draw a redline to mark areas where banks would not make loans.

It’s not by mistake, it’s by design. This practice, now illegal, although I’m not sure for how long, meant that banks would offer loans to lower-income whites but not to middle and upper-income Blacks. Things that make you go hmm…?

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Everyday Black History- Amy Jacques Garvey

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One thing I can say about Marcus Garvey, he loved women named Amy. Not only did he love them, they loved him. This strong Black woman named Amy Jacques Garvey didn’t stop the cause when her husband went to prison.

Amy Jacques Garvey was the second wife of Marcus Garvey. But, that’s not her claim to fame. She also was a pioneering journalist, publisher, and advocate for the improvement of African-American lives through Black Nationalism. What did James Brown say? “It’s a man’s world, but it’s nothing without a woman.”

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Everyday Black History -Jury O. Newton, Ph.D

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Cofounder of the Black Panther Party for Self-defense in 1966. Although he was illiterate, he faced that obstacle head-on and attended Merritt College as well as the University of California, Santa Cruz. He sponsored a free breakfast program for children; sickle-cell anemia tests; free food and shoes; and a school.

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Everyday Black History – Percy Julian

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This man, Percy Julian, was extraordinary. He was the pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of human hormones. Learn more about him and more by purchasing Urban Intellectuals Black History Volume 1 flashcards. Click on my affiliate link for purchasing information. Black History Flashcards