Category: HISTORICAL EVENTS

George Stinney: The Legal Murder of a Young Boy (1944)

A 14 yrs old boy being ‘legally’ electrocuted cannot be erased, should never be forgotten, and are an important chapter in the story of Black America.  Never Forget. The Legal Murder of George Stinney, US of A’s youngest person executed in the 20th century. Cases like George Stinney’s will forever haunt the American legacy. 70 […]

Black Panther Party Founder Huey Newton’s Pro-Gay Speech (1970)

Huey P. Newton speech on August 15th, 1970 for The Women’s Liberation and the Gay Equality Movement still resonates now more than ever. Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party spoke, just a year after the infamous Stonewall Riots in New York City between Gays and the Police. It is believed that he wrote this speech in an attempt to […]

America’s WWI Original Code Talkers From The Choctaw Nation

Honoring America’s Original Code Talkers from the Choctaw Nation World War I. In 1918, not yet citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective […]

John Horse, Wild Cat, Cross-cultural Freedom Partners

“Cross-cultural Freedom Partners” by Linda Cousins-Newton, The Ancestral Storyteller. John Horse (1812 –1882), African & Seminole, Wild Cat (1810 – 1857), Seminole. The great Bahamian folk singer, Ronnie Butler relates in one of his popular numbers, “I know these people long time. These people are mine”; he goes on to musically declare that these people […]

Watch Night Service, Liberation History, December 31,1862

Celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation. The roots of Watch Night Service (December 31, 1862) celebrated in many Black American communities nationwide are founded in enslaved African and liberation history. On midnight, Dec. 31, 1862, the New Year was ushered in by enslaved Africans watching and praying for news that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had become law. On […]

Indian Boarding Schools: Assassination of a Culture

Indian Boarding Schools: Anglo-American Cultural Terrorism “kill the Indian, save the man.”   “Sexual Trauma: One Legacy of the Boarding School Era” by Ruth Hopkins Every American Indian alive today has been affected by the policy of assimilation implemented by the United States government in centuries past. Under the guise of Manifest Destiny, European invaders […]

Travesty of Justice: The Murder of Johnny Robinson (1963)

Johnny Robinson Jr. who was 16 when he was killed, shot in the back by white police officer during the unrest following the infamous church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. Racial violence broke out on the streets that afternoon, leading to two other less well-known killings that day. The Death of 16-year-old […]

Wounded Knee Creek Massacre, December 29,1890

Remembering & Honoring the Ancestors who were massacred December 29,1890 at Wounded Knee creek, South Dakota. Never Forget. On the morning, the Miniconjou, Lakota (Sioux) chief Big Foot (Spotted Elk) and some 350 of his followers camped on the banks of Wounded Knee creek. Surrounding their camp was a force of U.S. troops charged with […]

Travesty of Justice: The Murder of Virgil Lamar Ware (1963)

In the tense atmosphere that followed a deadly church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, Thirteen year-old Virgil Lamar Ware was murdered by two white teenagers without justice served. Virgil Lamar Ware (Dec. 6, 1949 – Sept. 15, 1963) was an eighth grader, an A student and football player who dreamed of becoming […]

Thanksgiving Suppressed Speech Of Wamsutta, Wampanoag (1970)

This is the Suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag that was to be delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, September 10, 1970. The Massachusetts Department of Commerce asked the Wampanoag Indians to select a speaker to mark the 350th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival, and the first Thanksgiving. Three hundred fifty years after the Pilgrims […]

Birmingham Church Bombing By The Ku Klux Klan (1963)

An unforgettable act of American Terrorism by white supremacist members of the Ku Klux Klan, “The Law in Disguise” for the Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, September 15, 1963. Four young girls, Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14) were murdered when the […]

The Dawes General Allotment Act, February 8, 1887

On February 8, 1887 the Dawes General Allotment Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress regarding the distribution of land to American Indians in Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). The Act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act. The act remained in effect until 1934. The act provided for the division […]

Emmett Till’s Murder by White Supremacist (1955)

Emmett Till was a smart 14 years old American boy of African ancestry who was murdered in Mississippi after reportedly whistling to a white woman in 1955. Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in the Mississippi Delta region when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the […]

Paper Genocide of Native American Indians: Walter Plecker

Paper Genocide: Since the beginnings of the African slave trade in America many Native persons unfortunately, to the detriment of Native Heritage, were being listed as Black, Mulatto, Negro or just lumped together as “Colored” which did not allow for a distinction between us and Africans on paper. In the slavery days being listed as […]

Tulsa Race Riot on Black Wall Street, Oklahoma (1921)

“Black Wall Street”, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma erupted into the most destructive race riot the country has ever experienced (May 31, 1921). Never Forget. Violence broke out after angry mobs of whites called for the lynching of 19-year-old Dick Rowland after he was WRONGLY accused of “assaulting/raping” white elevator attendant Sarah Page. This […]

Black Panther Party Original Ten Point Program (1966)

A Retrospective: The original “Ten Point Program” written October 15, 1966 The present version is checked word for word according to the version found in “War Against the Panthers”, by Huey P. Newton, 1980 We Want Freedom. We Want Power To Determine The Destiny Of Our Black Community. We believe that Black people will not […]
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