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Why African-Americans left the south in droves — and what’s bringing them back

Why African-Americans left the south in droves — and what’s bringing them back

This map shows the ‘Black Belt’ region of the United States. Its name comes from the fertile soil associated with the region. And for most of America’s history, more than 90% of the country’s largest minority group lived here. Starting in the early 20th century, nearly half of the African American population left this region to resettle in emerging Northern and Midwestern cities. It was one of the largest internal migrations in US history. And now, data indicates that a…

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Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root

Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root

-We all know how sanitized mainstream black history has become. Matin Luther King Jr.? Now he was a kumbaya preacher-man. Rosa Parks was a tired seamstress- she didn’t get up because he feet were hurting. Can you blame her? Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, everybody loved Muhammad Ali. Turns out that this remixed, retelling of black history is doing more harm than good. Today’s package: Whitewashing Black History. Over the years what we’ve come to refer to…

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Ep 4 | The origins of human cell culture: Henrietta Lacks

Ep 4 | The origins of human cell culture: Henrietta Lacks

Hi everyone and welcome back to another video where I’ll be highlighting an underrepresented person in STEM. As it’s February it means that this is Black History Month in the US. And so I’ve decided that I will dedicate this video to an African-American who has left a lasting legacy in science and medicine. And so today, I will be highlighting the one and only Henrietta Lacks. Now Henrietta herself wasn’t a scientist but she did make considerable contributions to…

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The Haitian Revolution – Fire and Freedom – Extra History – #3

The Haitian Revolution – Fire and Freedom – Extra History – #3

August 22nd, 1791. North Provence, Saint-Domingue. A dog barks, waking the plantation manager. He tells the mutt to quiet down and drifts back to sleep. Minutes later, there’s another noise. He rises and goes to the window, where he then sees that his house is surrounded by the plantation slaves, carrying machetes and torches. “Who goes there!” he calls. A voice like thunder answers. “It is Death!” “Birth of the People” by HydroCarboM Across the North, the cane fields burned…

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Carter Woodson the FATHER of Black History

Carter Woodson the FATHER of Black History

HONORING BLACK AMERICANS FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS. INITIALLY IT WAS A WEEK AND A MONTH. 1-NEWS REPORTER LISA ROBINSON TAKES A LOOK AT HOW IT ALL STARTE >> WOODSON IS POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY. REPORTER: ADRIENNE CANNON KNOWS ALL ABOUT CARTER G. WOODSON. SHE’S THE AFRO AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE SPECIALIST FOR THE MANUSCRIPT DIVISION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. THE LIBRARY IS THE KEEPER OF 16,000 ITEMS FROM WOODSON’S COLLECTION OF PAPERS THAT WOODSON STARTED DONATING…

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Who Were the Freedom Riders? | The Civil Rights Movement

Who Were the Freedom Riders? | The Civil Rights Movement

Freedom Rides are a dramatic moment that occurred at the peak of the Civil Rights era in 1961. They were a response to a law that had been passed. So in 1961, a northern group of civil rights activists called CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, decides to test this law by calling together activists of different ages, of different races, of different educational and economic backgrounds, and of different religions to travel together, sitting side-by-side on interstate buses from…

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Research immerses HBCU undergrads in biomedical engineering – Science Nation

Research immerses HBCU undergrads in biomedical engineering – Science Nation

[Music] Miles O’Brien: As a young man, Robert Cline was a competitive athlete. [natural sound] Miles O’Brien: A chronic degenerative disk disease and a stroke changed that. These days, he’s part of a research study at the University of the District of Columbia. Lara Thompson: The goal is to gain new knowledge about balance and how certain training can influence and improve one’s balance because ultimately, we want to reduce the number of falls we see in elderly people. Miles…

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Black Lives? Manners! – The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper

Black Lives? Manners! – The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper

It’s Black History Month. It’s the one month of the year where we all get together and talk about race. And how we pretty much fixed it. But the social justice warriors will woke-splain to you that this month is a time for me to learn something. Listen and take a backseat. It’s not gonna happen. I’m not taking a backseat. I have to sit up front because I get motion sickness. Moving forward makes me puke. It’s a very…

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