Booker T. Washington Stamp

This is a stamp produced in 1940. It is  part of the Famous Americans Series and features Booker T. Washington. Distributed by the Post Office Department, this stamp holds a special significance. It was the first stamp to feature a prominent African American public figure. The author, educator, and orator was an important leader in […]

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The Civil War & Its Aftermath: Dr. John Henrik Clarke Lecture

The American Civil War changed the United States in multiple ways. African Americans were emancipated and became citizens of the United States. Thus, began a new phase of freedom struggle for equal rights and integration into American society. There also another journey to rediscover the African roots of formerly enslaved people. African Americans fought in […]

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Nelson Mandela Released From Prison

Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. The Apartheid regime was weakening slowly with the withdraw and independence of Namibia. This video is a news clip from the BBC. Mandela emphasized that he still supported armed struggle, but was opened to peaceful negotiation.  Nelson Mandela states in the interview that he was acting as […]

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Althea Gibson Documentary

Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was a professional  tennis player  and golfer who broke the color line in tennis. She was the first African American to win a Grand Slam title. Her efforts were in many ways comparable to Jackie Robinson’s efforts in baseball. This documentary narrated by Maya Angelou tells her story from young woman to […]

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