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  • Black Texans For Leadership In Politics
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    Segregation and Discrimination that effected Black Texans and Mexican Americans in Texas Historians have described the early twentieth century as the nadir of race relations in this country. Ironically, populism, which tried to create a biracial political coalition, helped to encourage segregation in the south. Attempting to prevent any coalition of blacks and poor white farmers, establishment Democratic politicians frequently demonstrated their Necrophobia by accusing blacks of having inherentl...
  • Black Panther Party
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    In the late 1960's and early '70's posters of the Black Panther Party's co-founder, Huey P. Newton were plastered on walls of college dorm rooms across the country. Wearing a black beret and a leather jacket, sitting on a wicker chair, a spear in one hand and a rifle in the other, the poster depicted Huey Newton as a symbol of his generation's anger and courage in the face of racism and classism. He is the man whose intellectual capacity and community leadership abilities helped to found the Bla...
  • Personal History Of Carter Woodson
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    Carter Goodwin Woodson December 19, 1875 to April 3, 1950 Teacher One of the most inspiring and instructive stories in black history is the story of how Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history, saved himself. The skeletal facts of his personal struggle for light and of his rise from the coalmines of West Virginia to the summit of academic achievement are great in and of them and can be briefly stated. At 17, the young man who was called by history to reveal black history was an untutored ...
  • First American U.N.I.A. Garvey
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    Marcus Garvey He was born august of 1887 in Saint Ann's bay. He had a simple child hood with his white friend not knowing what it meant to be black or white at that time until the father of the with girl told him different at the age of fourteen after that he spent his whole life trying to prove he was just as good as white people. He left school at age 14 and became a printers apprentice and later he became a master printer and the put out his first news paper called Garvey's watchmen. In 1914 ...
  • Marcus Garvey
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    What role did Marcus Garvey play in the Civil Rights movement? By: Matthew J. Fraser 8th Grade Team 8-1 Lost Mountain Middle School Mrs. K iger 11/9/04 When many people think about leaders during Black History Month (February) they think about people like Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington... Now that is acceptable, but rarely does anyone remember the man who sparked the Civil Rights movement in America, my cousin, Marcus Garvey. I want to ...
  • Meaning Of The Boule's Logo The Sphinx
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    Steve Cokely-Sometimes someone will want to look better for having access to certain information and as opposed to using it effectively, to advance the mass of our people, they try to take the info to the enemy and entertain them about what they already know, to show that they know more than other black people. This piece is dedicated to brut ha Steve Cokely for his tireless efforts to 'seek and find' vital information pertaining to the of Afrikan people. If it weren't for this God'z tenacity to...
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity And Morehouse College
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    I was first introduced to the black greek system by my cousins, both of whom are members of my fraternity. I remember being about 7 or 8 years old and one of my cousins had just finished pledging. He had a paddle in the corner of his room with all of his information on it (date and time of initiation, name of his line, his number, etc.) and I thought it looked like a cool toy so I picked it up and started swinging it around like a baseball bat. My cousin walked into the room and immediately snat...

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