Posts Tagged With: black history

BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 83: Stories from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Parts 1&2

Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE Episode 83? Don’t worry you can check out parts 1&2 below.

“In 2018, The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice which memorializes more than 4,400 African American men, women, and children who were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Episode 83 will feature the family history of some of the victims documented in the memorial in an effort to humanize and bring light to their lives outside of a tragic event they have been associated with.”

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fold3: Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month fold3 will allow you to access records in its Black History Collection until the end of February.  So if you haven’t already, take a look at the records and resources you can access on fold3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 76: Reconstruction and the Aftermath Named Jim Crow

Did you miss episode 76 of BlackProGen Live!? Well don’t worry click on the video below.

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NC & SC Genealogy Research

Join us for the next broadcast of BlackProGen LIVE, a live online show dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and strategies for those researching the genealogy of people of color. Tues. September 13 we’ll be discussing genealogy research in the Carolinas along with weighing in on current events such as the Georgetown University slave sale, POC cemeteries, and the recent price drop for Family Tree DNA tests. TUNE IN at 6pm PST/7pm MNT/8pm CST/9pm EST at https://youtu.be/Lz20yr-vQpc

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Bessie Stringfield

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Did you know? Bessie Stringfield (1911-1993) known as “The Motorcycle Queen of Miami” broke down barriers for women and African American motorcyclists in the 1940s.
Stringfield completed eight solo cross-country tours and served as a U.S. Army motorcycle dispatch rider. To find our more about Bessie Stringfield click here

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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

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Did you know? Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.(1912-2002) is remembered for many things: Being the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers. For more information on Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. click here

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Harry Lew

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Did you know? Harry Lew (1884-1963) is best known for becoming the first African-American professional basketball player when he joined the New England League in 1902. Lew played basketball with the Pawtucketville Athletic Club. He spent more than 20 years in the game, as a player and general manager of multiple teams. For more information on Harry Lew click here 

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Frank E. Peterson Jr.

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Did you know? On this day February 23rd, 1979, Frank E. Peterson Jr.(1932-2015) Was named the 1st black general in the Marine Corps. For information on Frank E. Peterson Jr click here

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Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor

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Did you know? Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor (1878 – 1932) “was an American cyclist who won the world one-mile track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American athlete to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship-after Canadian boxer George Dixon”. For more information on Marshall Walter Taylor click here 

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Ida Gray Nelson Rollins

GrayNelson_Chicago_2Did you know? Ida Gray Nelson Rollins (1867-1953) was the first black woman to graduate from the U-M School of Dentistry,
The first black woman to earn D.D.S. degree and the first black woman to practice dentistry in Chicago. For more information on Ida Gray Nelson Rollins click here

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