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    Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians

    Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly…

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    400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration

    In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted a panel discussion…

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    Historian Carter G. Woodson

    Michigan State University history Professor Pero Gaglo Dagbovie talked about historian Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.…

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    Josiah Henson - Inspiration for "Uncle Tom"

    Author Edna Troiano talked about former slave, abolitionist and minister Josiah Henson who was one of the inspirations for the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Ms.…

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    100 Years of African American Migrations

    A panel of historians discussed African American migration over the past century and analyzed the reasons black people have migrated and created their own communities across the U.S. This…

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    Black Migration and National Park Service

    Officials from the National Park Service and preservation organizations talked about how historically black sites help to tell the story of African American migration. They also argued for…

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    93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

    2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the forced migration of Africans to the Virginia Colony in 1619. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted their 93rd…

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    1945 Black Women Army Corps Strike

    In 1945, four black privates serving in the U.S. Women Army Corps went on strike to protest discrimination. Sandra Bolzenius, author of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the…

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    Alexandria, Virginia's Freedmen's Cemetery

    Genealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia, cemetery opened in 1864 for African American freedmen and slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War. The cemetery…

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    District of Columbia and Race in the Early Republic

    University of Maryland history Professor George Derek Musgrove talked about race in the District of Columbia during the early Republic and antebellum period. Professor Musgrove is the co-author…

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    Black Athletes' Activism

    Clyde Posley talked about the history of activism among Black athletes, including the Black power salute made by Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Mr. Posley…

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    Military Service of Howard University Students

    Howard University librarian Lopez Matthews talked about the students at this historically black college and their service during World War I and II. Mr. Matthews is the author of “Howard…

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