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Happy Birthday To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured center) may be the most-iconic African-American figure of all time. The clergyman, activist, and Civil Rights Movement leader managed to impact race relations during one of the most-turbulent periods in America. His tireless devotion to promoting racial equality via peaceful means stands as an indelible footprint in the annals of Black History. Today, NewsOne honors Dr. ...

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This event kicks off the 100th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Actual photo and sketch rendering of the historical float the Deltas entered in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Parade ...

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Citing ‘naked racism,’ N.C. governor pardons Wilmington 10

In what civil rights leaders across the nation are calling a significant moment in the civil rights movement, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has granted individual pardons of actual innocence to all members of the Wilmington 10. ...

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Benjamin Jealous of NAACP slams Senator Tim Scott; says Scott does not believe in civil rights

NAACP leaders such as Rev. Joe Darby and Benjamin Jealous have accused Scott of being insensitive to the needs of the Black cause in America ...

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The church in the Southern Black community

The church in the Southern Black community An introduction to the church in the southern Black community. By Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp  Associate Professor of Religious Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - May 2001      The collection of documents brought together in this project begins to tell the story of the growth of Protestant religion among African Americans during the 19th century, and o ...

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Baptist Preacher Matthew Gaines, 1840-1900

Matthew Gaines, Black senator and Baptist preacher, was born on Aug. 4, 1840, to a slave mother on the plantation of Martin G. Despallier in Pineville, near Alexandria, La. ...

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Rev. Sharpton has been fearless and unwavering in his stand for civil rights in this country

Rev. Sharpton is there to do battle on behalf of those who are disenfranchised and powerless. ...

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Church People in the Struggle

Findlay reveals the widespread participation of the predominantly white churches in the efforts moving toward Black freedom that continued throughout the ‘60s ...

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The Black church

The term “the Black church” evolved from the phrase “the Negro church,” the title of a pioneering sociological study of African American Protestant churches ...

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Sojourner Truth, travelling preacher

[caption id="attachment_7602" align="alignleft" width="267"] Sojourner Truth[/caption] Sojourner Truth, travelling preacher Taking from Web     The woman we know as Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York as Isabella Baumfree (after her father’s owner, Baumfree). She was sold several times, and while owned by the John Dumont family in Ulster County, married Thomas, another of Dumont’s slaves. She ...

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