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black history moment: elizabeth "mumbet" freeman, the first black woman to win her freedom from slavery
In 1781, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman became the first African-American woman to win her freedom from slavery through a court of law. The case was held in Massachusetts, which c... (more)
black history moment: cheryl adrienne brown, the first black woman to compete in the miss america pageant
In 1970, Cheryl Adrienne Brown was the first African-American woman to compete in the Miss America pageant. Born in New York City, to a Port Authority officer and a hospit... (more)
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Only the second of its kind the country, The Griot Museum of Black History opened as The Black World History Wax Museum in February 1997.  In 2009, we hit upon what seems to... (more)
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Painted symbol of the Power Fist The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol ofsolidarity and support. It is also used as a salute to express unity, stren... (more)
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Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) Carter Godwin Woodson was born on December 19, 1875, in New Canton, Va. He was a Black historian, author, journalist and the founder of Black History Month. He is considered the first to conduct a scholarly ... (more)
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