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Yankees Take World Series

On this day 96 years ago the New York Yankees won their 1st World Series against the New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in the Polo Grounds.

  Mon, Oct 15, 1923 – 2 · The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) · Newspapers.com

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 95: Birthright: Who Has the Right to Tell My People’s Stories?

“Should there be a stipulation on who has the right to tell certain stories? Is it dependent on the role certain groups play within the historical event landscape? Episode 95 will tackle this difficult topic.”

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The Lynching of Reuben Sims

Mr. Reuben Sims is the only documented lynching victim in Baldwin County, Alabama between 1877 to 1950.

Since he was the “only one” I wanted to try to find out a little more about the circumstances surrounding his lynching. Mr. Reuben Sims’ lynching made it in to newspapers across the country.

Below are some articles I found relating to Mr. Reuben Sims’ murder.

reuben simsFri, Apr 29, 1904 – 4 · The Prattville Progress (Prattville, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

 

Fri, May 13, 1904 – Page 2 · The Atmore Record (Atmore, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

 

Sun, Aug 28, 1904 – 15 · The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

 

Thu, Nov 3, 1904 – 3 · The Baldwin Times (Bay Minette, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

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Afro-American Realty Company

 

Wed, Jul 27, 1904 – Page 3 · The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) · Newspapers.com

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Babe Ruth, Leewood Golf Country Club and the Tunnel

Tue, Jun 21, 1938 – 249 · Daily News (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com

Babe Ruth frequented Leewood Golf Club so much there was a “special tunnel dug out under the railroad tracks so Babe Ruth could have quick access to Yankee Stadium without going 1/2 hr out of the way to hit a parkway that would take him there.” (baberuthcentral.com)

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Trinity Chapel A.M.E Church

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Trinity Chapel A.M.E. Church is located in Bay Minette, AL. According to the little cement block on the front, the church was founded in 1883. My Great Grandfather Scott Cox was a member of the Trinity Chapel A.M.E.

 

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Trinity ChapelTrinity Chapel A.M.E. Church Sat, Aug 5, 1961 – 7 · Alabama Citizen (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

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Learn Beauty Culture

 

“I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.” Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. WalkerMadam C.J. Walker Sat, May 16, 1925 – Page 8 · The New York Age (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 94: Back Home: Travel to Our Mother Countries

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“Visiting our ancestral locations is a deeply transformative experience. In this episode, learn the ins and outs of planning a trip, what to expect, and how to incorporate the experience into your genealogy project.”

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Reasons to buy a Ford

Found this 1919 Ford ad in The Citizen-Patriot newspaper.

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Tulsa Colored Business Directory

 

When I took my trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2017 I took pictures of the plaques honoring the businesses that were destroyed in the greenwood massacre. The pictures below are listed in the business directory in The Tulsa Star in 1920.

 

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