Black History

#BHM2020: Negro History Week

*Updated from a February 1st, 2018 Black Like Vanilla IG Post Negro History Week, now celebrated as Black History Month, was founded in 1926 by the renowned Black historian Carter G, Woodson. But its history goes back even further. In 1915, Woodson and the minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association For…

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You Can Kill the Revolutionary But You Can’t Kill The Revolution? The Assassination of Fred Hampton and the Black Revolutionary Movement

Fifty years ago, on December 4th, 1969, one of the Black civil rights movement’s brightest, energetic and unapologetic voices was assassinated in a state-sanctioned hit. He was 21 years old. he was the Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman. He was Fred Hampton. Hampton, who had never been shy about speaking…

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