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40 Acres and a Mule.How about a Jim Crow Instead?

US Slave: The Double Crossed Freedmen: 40 Acres and a Mule

Workers on the James Hopkinson plantation on Edisto Island, SC

Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already seen this film, treat yourself. Check your local library), a renowned civil rights attorney, was widely recognized as the architect of the civil rights strategy that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education.  He was also a mentor to Thurgood Marshall who successfully litigated the pivotal Brown case.

Charles Hamilton Houston,"The Man Who Killed Jim Crow" (if you haven't already…

The Homestead Act of 1862 made "unappropriated government lands" ---some 270 million acres, or eight to 10 percent of all land in the U.S. ---eligible for homesteading for a modest fee and lots of hard work.  Some 400,000 people took advantage of the government's offer, settling the plains, the prairies and the west coast.  Shown: homesteaders in Hunterstown, Indiana.

The Homestead Acts were several United States federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land, typically called a homestead, at little or no cost.

A Previous Pinner: This made me a sick at first but then I thought, look at what she did with her life!

Like a diamond from coal or a pearl in an ugly oyster.great things can come from disastrous situations

Nothing new family, but the power of knowledge can stop these cycles of abuse…

This is what happens when you don't know your history! Don't perpetuate these degrading behaviors, educate yourself!

R.I.P TO ALL OUR ANCESTORS THAT WAS KILLED IN SLAVERY. (MAY YOUR SOULS REST IN PEACE) #TRUTH ™

P to all our ancestors that was killed in slavery. (may your souls rest in peace) truth"™

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation betwe

Ancient-South-and-East-India   ****Prior to the invasion, Blacks in India built rich and advanced civilizations. Author Wayne Chandler recanted his amazing discoveries about Blacks in ancient India in his book “African Presence in Early Asia.” The remarkable cities of Harrappa and Mohenjo-daro are only two of the many cities built by Black people. These cities cover large regions of northern India and modern-day Pakistan.

Indus Kush Civilization On March historian Runoko Rashidi gave a lecture in Honolulu, Hawaii, about the presence of Black people in ancient .

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