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The Netflix movie “The Harder They Fall”. The movie assembles cast black actors to play legendary Black western figures from across time to tell a fictional story about two rival groups, the Nat Love gang and the Rufus Buck gang. While the Harder They Fall is a fictional story that departs from actual historical events, the characters are real peop…
 
Henry Johnson while on watch in the Argonne Forest in France on May 14, 1918, he fought off a German raid, killing multiple German soldiers and rescuing a fellow soldier Private Needham Roberts while experiencing 21 wounds himself. Audio Onemichistory.com Please support our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25697914 Buy me a Coffee https://ww…
 
In 1951, a Black woman named Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. While she was being treated at Johns Hopkins University, a doctor named George Gey removed cells from her cervix without her permission and later discovered that Henrietta's cells could not only be kept alive, but would also grow indefinitely. For the last 60 …
 
Black Eden was the Town of Idlewild, Michigan, from 1912 through the mid-1960s. Idlewild had an active year-round community and was visited by black entertainers and musicians from all over the country. At its peak, it was one of the most popular resorts in the Midwest and as many as 25,000 would come to Idlewild in the height of the summer season.…
 
An explanation the life and death of Fred Hampton. Hampton was a young, gifted leader with a talent for organizing people who would rise to become the chairman of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter before being assassinated by the federal government. Audio Onemichistory.com Please support our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25697914…
 
The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women aboard a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. The trials and repeated retrials of the Scottsboro Boys sparked an international uproar and produced two landmark U.S. Supreme Court verdicts Audio Onemichistory.com Please support our Patreon: https://www.patreo…
 
The Black Panther Party emerged at a time of political activism and excitement at the possibility of radical social change. While the Panthers rise was rapid and dramatic; its fall, slow and brutal. Ultimately a mix of Government repression, inter-organizational conflict, and strategic mistakes destroyed The Black Panther Party. Audio Onemichistory…
 
During the late 60's, The Black Panther Party grew more than any other Black liberation organization but with growth came government repression. The FBI saw The Black Panther Party as the "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country" and by 1969, the Panthers and their allies had become primary targets of COINTELPRO. Audio Onemichis…
 
The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community. The Panthers eventually developed into a Marxist revolutionary group that called for the arming of all African Americans, the exemption of Africa…
 
Thurgood Marshall—perhaps best known as the first African American Supreme Court justice, He also had a profound contribution to the NAACP with his pursuit of racial justice and promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement. As a practicing attorney, Marshall argued a record-breaking 32 cases before the Supreme Court, winning 29 of the…
 
Lynching, a form of violence in which a mob, under the pretext of administering justice without trial, executes a presumed offender, often after inflicting torture and corporal mutilation. In the United States, lynchings of African Americans became frequent in the South during the period after the Reconstruction era till around the 1980s. Website O…
 
The end of World War I fostered a new way of thinking for African Americans. Thousands of African Americans migrated from the Jim Crow South to the large industrial cities in the North. Within those cities, African Americans promoted a new sense of racial pride and economic independence, coined "The New Negro Movement." Website Onemichistory Source…
 
Juneteenth is annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, its a mix of June and Nineteenth, Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865…
 
The entire 35 blocks of the Greenwood commercial district were completely destroyed. A total of 191 Black-owned businesses, several churches, a junior high school, and the district’s only hospital were lost. According to the Red Cross, 1,256 homes were burned with another 215 looted and vandalized. The Tulsa Real Estate Exchange estimated total rea…
 
It was May, 30th 1921 and on this day Dick Rowland was on his way to the Drexel building. Which was mostly closed for the Memorial day holiday but the building had something that very few buildings in downtown Tulsa had. A colored restroom on the top floor, as Rowland walked toward the elevator. It was being operated by a 17 year old white woman by…
 
Greenwood was named the town after another town called Greenwood, Mississippi. The first store was a grocery store on the corner of Archer and Greenwood ave. The community continued to grow along Archer st. attracting a real estate developer, a dentist, a black physician and a even ministers. Little by little JB Stradford's vision of a black busine…
 
The Great Depression was the worst economic downturns in the industrialized world, While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans. African Americans across the country already occupied a fragile position in the economy. By the late 1920s, the many African Americans toiled away as do…
 
The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set primarily during the height of Holiday's career in the later period of the legendary jazz singer’s career up until her death in 1959. the movie draws from on Johann Hari’s bestseller Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which tells stories from the early days of the war on drug…
 
Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of jazz singers of all time and was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930’s with a unique style along with her emotional intensity, innovative techniques and touching songs reinvented the conventions of modern singing and performance but the Federal Government, self destructive perso…
 
This is a special collaboration with the Petri Dish Podcast, You can learn more about the scientific achievements of this pioneering chemist at the link below. Petri Dish Podcast: https://pod.link/1476940551 Percy Julian was a pioneering chemist who with only a 10th grade education went on to earn his Ph.D. His research into chemical synthesis of m…
 
Black History Month is an annual celebration of the study and achievements of African Americans and a time when they weren't being recognized their central role in U.S. history. It was the predecessor to “Negro History Week,” which was the brainchild of the black historian Carter G. Woodson in 1915, In September Carter G. Woodson and the prominent …
 
The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, was an unethical natural history study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Audio Onemichistory.com Please support our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25697914 Buy me a Coffee https://www.buyme…
 
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