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African history is happening now! — Politics — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News

In June of 1990, a few months after his release from the South African jail where he had been locked up for 27 years, anti-apartheid icon and then deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) – Nelson Mandela arrived in the United States to rousing cheers from hundreds of thousands of adoring supporters, elected officials and celebrities. He held massive rallies in several US cities including New York, Detroit, Oakland and a packed house at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. A week after the hundredth birthday anniversary of the icon, the 41-year old Prime Minister of Ethiopia – Dr. Abiy Ahmed who came into power on the back of enduring protests, repeated that feat albeit on a smaller scale.

He was greeted in Washington DC, Target Center in Minnesota and at the Galen Center in Los…

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Akron library’s free classes help African-Americans unearth often hard-to-find history of ancestors

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Hidden History: Effort underway to memorialize Logan lynchings

Before the trial could begin – on July 24, 1908 – four African-American men were arrested: brothers John Jones and Virgil Jones (charged with breach …
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Walking tour gives residents chance to learn about African-American history in Florence

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This new fund is preserving the sites of African American history

In August 2017, a rally of hate groups protesting the removal of two statues honoring Confederate generals turned violent and deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a sad, tragic, and generally grotesque event. But it also sparked a counter-wave of black history preservation efforts, to ensure that more Americans remember the past correctly.

In July, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, which arose post-Charlottesville, awarded $1.1 million to preserve and support 16 historical sites dedicated to sharing stories of African American activism and achievement. It’s the first distribution of an ongoing $25 million fundraising effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has drawn support from the Ford Foundation, the JPB Foundation and Open Society…

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‘Delay of Game’ exhibit captures history of African American Packers players

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — As the Green Bay Packers celebrates 100 years of football this season, the Neville Public Museum is telling the story of a shorter history surrounding Packers football.

In 1950, Bob Mann made history with the Green Bay Packers after becoming the team’s first African-American player.

“He contributed what he had to give for the purpose and it worked out well,” said Vera Mann, Bob Mann’s wife.

“You might go to schools or you might go to parties where there aren’t many minorities, but to literally be the only one playing, the only one in town, I think that’s a huge responsibility,” said Marilyn Matthews, Bob Mann’s daughter.

A member of the…

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