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⛪️ Goosebumps sitting in the very church where Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor and listening to the rolling recording of his sermons and speeches in the background. I can only imagine how electrifying it would have felt to be in his presence hearing him inspire and energise thousands of African Americans to demand their rights #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #civilrightsmovement #africanamericanhistory.

⛪️ Goosebumps sitting in the very church where Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor and listening to the rolling recording of his sermons and speeches in the background. I can only imagine how electrifying it would have felt to be in his presence hearing him inspire and energise thousands of African Americans to demand their rights #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #civilrightsmovement #africanamericanhistory ...

"Negro cotton pickers on truck, Lake Dick, Arkansas" • Photo by Russell Lee, 1938 • Source: Library of Congress • #blackhistory #blackhistorymatters #blackculture #africanamericanhistory #libraryofcongress ...

Did you know the greeting ‘ciao’ comes from the Italian/Latin word for slave, ‘schiavo’? Problems of every day language and every day subjugation are just some of the issues addressed in my art exhibit, Self-Evident, at the African American Museum in #Philadelphia. Making the final touches in marble dust in this piece made in conjunction with the #genius marble carver, Nick Benson. 
Show opens Fri May 24, 6-8pm and runs through Sept 8. Come on by.

The brilliant @fahamupecou is also exhibiting his breathtaking, powerful work. 
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#marble #bricks #hair #declarationofindependence #americanhistory #africanamerican #stonecarving #caligraphy #etymology #ciao #slavery #africanamericanhistory #history #art #sculpture @macarthurfellows.

Did you know the greeting ‘ciao’ comes from the Italian/Latin word for slave, ‘schiavo’? Problems of every day language and every day subjugation are just some of the issues addressed in my art exhibit, Self-Evident, at the African American Museum in #Philadelphia . Making the final touches in marble dust in this piece made in conjunction with the #genius marble carver, Nick Benson. Show opens Fri May 24, 6-8pm and runs through Sept 8. Come on by. The brilliant @fahamupecou is also exhibiting his breathtaking, powerful work. @aampmuseum @nixbenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #marble #bricks #hair #declarationofindependence #americanhistory #africanamerican #stonecarving #caligraphy #etymology #ciao #slavery #africanamericanhistory #history #art #sculpture @macarthurfellows ...

"Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman and her adopted daughter" • Photo by Gordon Parks, 1942 • Source: Library of Congress • #blackhistory #blackhistorymatters #blackculture #africanamericanhistory #libraryofcongress ...

On this day in history, May 23rd, 1921, the first all-black Broadway show, called Shuffle Along, hit the biggest musical stage in the world. Black artists and musicians were often relegated to second-tier roles frequently in blackface minstrel shows. Although Negro theater existed for approximately 20 years up to this time, race relations in northern cities worsened with the Great Migration and the influx of African-Americans moving North. Written, produced, directed, and performed by African-Americans, Shuffle Along, which was played for both black and white audiences, the show was an immediate hit. Many years later, President Harry Truman would use the song “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” a song featured in the show, as his campaign theme. Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle wrote the music, Flournoy Miller and Aubrey L. Lyles wrote the play, and the cast featured stellar talent from Paul Robeson, Florence Mills, and Josephine Baker in the chorus line. The show would also be the first ever live radio broadcast of a Broadway musical. Shuffle Along laid the foundation for future black-centered musicals and plays, offering opportunities for black writers and actors, with nine musicals following in its footsteps.

#otd #history #africanamericanhistory #broadway #theater.

On this day in history, May 23rd, 1921, the first all-black Broadway show, called Shuffle Along, hit the biggest musical stage in the world. Black artists and musicians were often relegated to second-tier roles frequently in blackface minstrel shows. Although Negro theater existed for approximately 20 years up to this time, race relations in northern cities worsened with the Great Migration and the influx of African-Americans moving North. Written, produced, directed, and performed by African-Americans, Shuffle Along, which was played for both black and white audiences, the show was an immediate hit. Many years later, President Harry Truman would use the song “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” a song featured in the show, as his campaign theme. Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle wrote the music, Flournoy Miller and Aubrey L. Lyles wrote the play, and the cast featured stellar talent from Paul Robeson, Florence Mills, and Josephine Baker in the chorus line. The show would also be the first ever live radio broadcast of a Broadway musical. Shuffle Along laid the foundation for future black-centered musicals and plays, offering opportunities for black writers and actors, with nine musicals following in its footsteps. #otd #history #africanamericanhistory #broadway #theater ...

There is power in knowing history. I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week. The first phase sends you through a maze of the magnitude and horrors of the slave trade contrasted by the fortitude of the enslaved. The cultures, families, and communities that were kidnapped, scattered, then rebuilt in a hostile and foreign land. Emerge into a vaulted room with these words inscribed high on the wall. Vast. Demanding to be seen, heard, understood. I stood in their shadow, and I cried.
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#africanamericanhistory #smithsonianmuseum #history #historyfacts #declarationofindependence.

There is power in knowing history. I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week. The first phase sends you through a maze of the magnitude and horrors of the slave trade contrasted by the fortitude of the enslaved. The cultures, families, and communities that were kidnapped, scattered, then rebuilt in a hostile and foreign land. Emerge into a vaulted room with these words inscribed high on the wall. Vast. Demanding to be seen, heard, understood. I stood in their shadow, and I cried. . . #africanamericanhistory #smithsonianmuseum #history #historyfacts #declarationofindependence ...

So won’t you tell me bout ya day ma, was it stressful or was it coo? #StrongBlackWoman.

So won’t you tell me bout ya day ma, was it stressful or was it coo? #StrongBlackWoman ...

For this week’s #MagnificentCollections challenge, we wanted to share some info about USM’s African American Collection. The collection preserves the history of Maine’s African American communities. It includes photo albums (the first photo shows a page from an album of Maine vacation photos of a group of African American women in the summer of 1949), oral histories, books, and other printed material, as well as other items related to African American history nationwide (as in the segregated restroom sign in the second photo).
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The collection was created when Gerald E. Talbot donated his personal papers and materials about African Americans he had collected throughout his life. Mr. Talbot is an eighth-generation Mainer who, in 1972 became the first African American member of the Maine House of Representatives. He also helped reorganize the Maine chapter of the NAACP (and served several terms as its president), and was a member of the Maine contingent at the March on Washington in 1963 (he can be seen on the far left in the fourth photo). He continues to be a powerful voice for civil rights, equality, and justice in Maine and beyond. To learn more about the African American Collection and Gerald Talbot’s incredible legacy, you can go to https://usm.maine.edu/library/specialcollections/african-american-collection-maine .
The USM African American Collection is part of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. More info on the Sampson Center can be found here: https://usm.maine.edu/library/specialcollections/sampson-center.
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@silibraries #specialcollections #africanamericanhistory #mainehistory #usmhuskygram.

For this week’s #MagnificentCollections challenge, we wanted to share some info about USM’s African American Collection. The collection preserves the history of Maine’s African American communities. It includes photo albums (the first photo shows a page from an album of Maine vacation photos of a group of African American women in the summer of 1949), oral histories, books, and other printed material, as well as other items related to African American history nationwide (as in the segregated restroom sign in the second photo). . The collection was created when Gerald E. Talbot donated his personal papers and materials about African Americans he had collected throughout his life. Mr. Talbot is an eighth-generation Mainer who, in 1972 became the first African American member of the Maine House of Representatives. He also helped reorganize the Maine chapter of the NAACP (and served several terms as its president), and was a member of the Maine contingent at the March on Washington in 1963 (he can be seen on the far left in the fourth photo). He continues to be a powerful voice for civil rights, equality, and justice in Maine and beyond. To learn more about the African American Collection and Gerald Talbot’s incredible legacy, you can go to https://usm.maine.edu/library/specialcollections/african-american-collection-maine . The USM African American Collection is part of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. More info on the Sampson Center can be found here: https://usm.maine.edu/library/specialcollections/sampson-center. . @silibraries #specialcollections #africanamericanhistory #mainehistory #usmhuskygram ...

-It's from: @everydayblackgirlAfrican-Amendment.
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This is for any woman that has ever been under valued or not fully appreciated. You are worthy and deserving. Surround yourself with those that will help you grow and prosper, never settle for anyone that will hold you back. -(tags: #africanloyal #blackwakeup #black #america #atlanta #naturalhair #justdoit  #empowerafrican #blacktawake #afrikaproud #proudcolour #africanwall #unitedafrican #apparelafrican #lupitanyongo #blackartists #jacksonms #blackness #blacktwitter #panafricanism #beautifulblackwomen.

-It's from: @everydayblackgirlAfrican -Amendment. =============== This is for any woman that has ever been under valued or not fully appreciated. You are worthy and deserving. Surround yourself with those that will help you grow and prosper, never settle for anyone that will hold you back. -(tags: #africanloyal #blackwakeup #black #america #atlanta #naturalhair #justdoit #empowerafrican #blacktawake #afrikaproud #proudcolour #africanwall #unitedafrican #apparelafrican #lupitanyongo #blackartists #jacksonms #blackness #blacktwitter #panafricanism #beautifulblackwomen ...

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⛪️ Goosebumps sitting in the very church where Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor and listening to the rolling recording of his sermons and speeches in the background. I can only imagine how electrifying it would have felt to be in his presence hearing him inspire and energise thousands of African Americans to demand their rights #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #civilrightsmovement #africanamericanhistory.

⛪️ Goosebumps sitting in the very church where Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor and listening to the rolling recording of his sermons and speeches in the background. I can only imagine how electrifying it would have felt to be in his presence hearing him inspire and energise thousands of African Americans to demand their rights #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #civilrightsmovement #africanamericanhistory ...

Eugene Lasartemay, born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii, came to California in the 1920s and began a career as an automobile painter. In 1932, Lasartemay became the first black licensed marine engineer to sail from the port of San Francisco, traveling to Panama and around the world. 🌎

Ruth Lasartemay’s family were among the first African Americans to come to California in 1885. Her uncle James A. Hackett was one of the founders of the Cooper African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Oakland in 1898. His son, and her father, Sylvester Hackett, built a house in Alameda and was one of the founders of the Beth Eden Baptist Church in West Oakland.

Their passion for documentation permeates their personal artifacts—poignant journals, postcards, black-and-white photographs, and more which are currently housed at AAMLO.
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#CommonsArchive #YourStories #YourHistories #oakland #oaklandpubliclibrary #oaklibrary #neighborhoodgroups #oralhistory #housing #eastbay #gentrification #griots #localbusinesses #socialengagement #placesaving #placekeeping #socialpractice #community #weloveoakland #sustainability #bayarea #africanamericanhistory.

Eugene Lasartemay, born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii, came to California in the 1920s and began a career as an automobile painter. In 1932, Lasartemay became the first black licensed marine engineer to sail from the port of San Francisco, traveling to Panama and around the world. 🌎 Ruth Lasartemay’s family were among the first African Americans to come to California in 1885. Her uncle James A. Hackett was one of the founders of the Cooper African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Oakland in 1898. His son, and her father, Sylvester Hackett, built a house in Alameda and was one of the founders of the Beth Eden Baptist Church in West Oakland. Their passion for documentation permeates their personal artifacts—poignant journals, postcards, black-and-white photographs, and more which are currently housed at AAMLO. . . . #CommonsArchive #YourStories #YourHistories #oakland #oaklandpubliclibrary #oaklibrary #neighborhoodgroups #oralhistory #housing #eastbay #gentrification  #griots  #localbusinesses #socialengagement #placesaving #placekeeping #socialpractice #community #weloveoakland #sustainability #bayarea  #africanamericanhistory ...

🇺🇸🙏🏽 So great to be back in the US! First time back since my exchange semester here. Today we visited the hometown of Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights hero who has inspired me ever since a presentation I did back in high school #atlanta #martinlutherkingjr #mlk #ebenezerbaptistchurch #civilrightsmovement #africanamericanhistory #downtownatlanta.

🇺🇸🙏🏽 So great to be back in the US! First time back since my exchange semester here. Today we visited the hometown of Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights hero who has inspired me ever since a presentation I did back in high school #atlanta #martinlutherkingjr #mlk #ebenezerbaptistchurch #civilrightsmovement #africanamericanhistory #downtownatlanta ...