History

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Khaemweset, the first Egyptologist who famously identified ancient monuments and gave them proper credit

The archaeologists who first started professionally excavating Egyptian sites in the 19th century CE may not have had access to…

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Kebbi: The lost Assyrian colony in Africa

Assyrians have played a role in modern human development and civilization. Some of the first forms of writing (cuneiform), first…

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A look at the true origin of Buffalo wings and the Black chef behind them

Who is the creator of the world-famous Buffalo wings? Many people believe the wing was invented in Buffalo's Anchor Bar…

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Vincent Oge, the man whose brutal execution helped inspire the Haitian Revolution

Vincent Oge, a free man of color from Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), is remembered for organizing a short-lived rebellion of the…

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All about Nina Mae McKinney, Hollywood’s first Black movie star who was just recognized

One of the first African-American leading actresses in Hollywood, Nina Mae McKinney transformed the role of Black women in film…

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Brief but historic: A look back at when MLK and Malcolm X met for the first and only time

Even though Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were two of the most influential Black leaders of the 1960s…

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How did the skull of a Tanzanian chief find its way into the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI?

The Treaty of Versailles that was signed in June 1919 at the Palace of Versailles in Paris at the end…

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Unforgettable moment Miss Albany is stripped of her crown for participating in civil rights demonstrations

In 1961 during the Civil Rights Movement, police arrested nearly 40 Albany State College students for participating in Civil Rights…

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Augustus Jackson, the ‘father of ice cream’ you probably didn’t know

Tonya Hopkins, a food historian in New York, recently said that "before there were mechanical ice cream makers, Black people…

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The short life of Anna M. Clarke, the Black officer who made history commanding an all-white unit

Generally, the concept of women in uniform was difficult for the American society of the 1940s to accept. In fact,…

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