Lizzie Douglas, known as Memphis Minnie, was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs, some of the best known being "Bumble Bee", "Nothing in Rambling", and "Me and My Chauffeur Blues". #blackhistorymonth#braylenjael#shareblackstories
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On this day 63 years ago, nearly 100 Americans were arrested for standing up for their rights and refusing to ride a segregated bus. The peaceful protests in Montgomery set into motion a series of events that changed our world. Today, we honor their sacrifice. #blackhistorymonth
Happy #poetryfridayleujah! As #blackhistory month comes to a close, I will share this rhymey poem by the “little lady that started this war” (what Honest Abe said about Harriet Beacher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”). The image of the mother Eliza, fighting for her child’s freedom, on an icy river, at the expense of her own life, isn’t an image easy to forget. The scene takes place at the Ohio River; this is the Chattahoochee pictured from a hike I took Saturday. Eliza Crossing The River By HARRIET BEECHER STOWE From her resting-place by the trader chased, Through the winter evening cold, Eliza came with her boy at last, Where a broad deep river rolled. Great blocks of the floating ice were there, And the water's roar was wild, But the cruel trader's step was near, Who would take her only child. Poor Harry clung around her neck, But a word he could not say, For his very heart was faint with fear, And with flying all that day. Her arms about the boy grew tight, With a loving clasp, and brave; "Hold fast! Hold fast, now, Harry dear, And it may be God will save." From the river's bank to the floating ice She took a sudden bound, And the great block swayed beneath her feet With a dull and heavy sound. So over the roaring rushing flood, From block to block she sprang, And ever her cry for God's good help Above the waters rang. And God did hear that mother's cry, For never an ice-block sank; While the cruel trader and his men Stood wondering on the bank. A good man saw on the further side, And gave her his helping hand; So poor Eliza, with her boy, Stood safe upon the land. A blessing on that good man's arm, On his house, and field, and store; May he never want a friendly hand To help him to the shore! A blessing on all that make such haste, Whatever their hands can do! For they that succor the sore distressed, Our Lord will help them too. #poemaday#poetry#harrietbeacherstowe#ohioriver#bhm#blackhistorymonth
artwork, poetry, short stories, oh my!🎨some weeks you just need a pick-me-up & this was one of those weeks... that is until the #blackhistorymonth projects started rolling in & I was completely blown away & inspired not only by their work but their hearts behind each piece!
Happy #blackhistorymonth - Day 22, #blackexcellence#shareblackstories Meet the first black diplomat - Ebenezer Bassett. Bassett was appointed U.S. Minister Resident to Haiti in 1869, making him the first African American diplomat. During the Civil War, Bassett became one of the city’s leading voices into the cause behind that conflict, the liberation of four million black slaves and helped recruit African American soldiers for the Union Army. He was appointed by President Grant after the Civil War. Bassett as a diplomat dealt with with political immunity , disease control, and trade as a diplomat . Bassett was a role model not simply for his symbolic importance as the first African American diplomat. His concern for human rights, his heroism, and courage in the face of pressure from Haitians, as well as his own capital, place him in the annals of great American diplomats. @blackvoices @dillarduniversity @blackhistorystudies @365daysofblackhistory @black365calendar @blackhistorystuff @afronews @blackvoices @blackhistory
Since yesterday was the 54th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights Leader/Activist Malcolm X, I decided to pay homage to him. He stood up for self-Defense and Black Pride! He is one of, if not the greatest Influential Speakers of the 21st Centuary anyways R.I.P. Brother Malcolm✊🏾❗️ BLACK POWER❗️
LES DERNIERS SENEGALAIS DE FORD Avec la fermeture définitive de Ford Aquitaine Industries meurt un des des joyaux de la mémoire de l'immigration en Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Une longue histoire, commencée dans les années 70, qui aura vu arriver des milliers de familles que les pères mèneront à la dignité. Je dis ma tristesse et ma solidarité. En juin dernier, ils avait fait une vidéo de soutien aux salariés. Voir ici: 👉🏻 https://youtu.be/Gsw7GQzBX8 #blackhistorymonthbordeaux#bhmbdx19#blackhistorymonth
Now that they have your attention with all the news -- watch this on Netflix. A documentary about the mysterious death of black gay rights activist and stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson a true pioneer. #blackhistorymonth
#webdubois 👇🏽 click "more" to read ⠀ ⠀ W.E.B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963) Du Bois was an influential African-American activist who sought to campaign for full equality between blacks and whites. He rejected the Atlanta compromise of 1909 but insisted on full equality. Thought little change was achieved in the ‘Progressive Era’, Du Bois laid the framework for the NAACP and future civil rights movements.⠀ ⠀ #blackhistorymonth#28daychallenge#day22 #famousblackpeoplethatchangedtheworld
#bessiesmith earned the title of “Empress of the Blues” by virtue of her forceful vocal delivery and command of the genre. Her singing displayed a soulfully phrased, boldly delivered and nearly definitive grasp of the blues. In addition, she was an all-around entertainer who danced, acted and performed comedy routines with her touring company. She was the highest-paid black performer of her day and arguably reached a level of success greater than that of any African-American entertainer before her. Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1894. Like many of her generation, she dreamed of escaping a life of poverty by way of show business. As a teenager she joined a traveling minstrel show, the Moss Stokes Company. Her brother Clarence was a comedian with the troupe, and Smith befriended another member, Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (a.k.a. the “Mother of the Blues"), who served as something of a blues mentor. After a decade’s seasoning on the stage, Smith was signed to Columbia Records in 1923. Her first recording—“Down Hearted Blues” b/w “Gulf Coast Blues”—sold an estimated 800,000 copies, firmly establishing her as a major figure in the black record market. Smith sang raw, uncut country blues inspired by life in the South, in which everyday experiences were related in plainspoken language—not unlike the rap music that would emerge more than half a century later. She was ahead of her time in another sense as well. In the words of biographer Chris Albertson, “Bessie had a wonderful way of turning adversity into triumph, and many of her songs are the tales of liberated women.” Some of her better-known sides from the Twenties include “Backwater Blues,” “Taint Nobody’s Bizness If I Do,” “St. Louis Blues” (recorded with Louis Armstrong) and “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.” The Depression dealt her career a blow, but Smith changed with the times by adopting a more up-to-date look and revised repertoire that
I'm super excited!! . We go live on February 26th, 2019. @lornamblake and I are super excited to welcome you to our online summit. . If you are an African who lives in the diaspora or are of African descent, this summit was designed for you. . African-American, Caribbean, African Canadian, British, Asian, European, Australian, even if you find yourself in the North Pole...wherever you are in the world...Africa is calling you home. . Pay her a visit or better yet, bring your gifts, skills, talents and resources to relocate and build her up. . Ghana has proclaimed 2019 as the Year of Return for Africans in the diaspora. . The Ghanaian goverment is putting in place initiatives to support those who desire to impact Africa and choose to visit or settle. . If this has been something you've been wanting to do or are considering, please join us at our Return to Ghana Summit. . Learn from experts in Ghana as well as other returnees who are living and loving it in Ghana. . There is no cost to attend and Registration is at bit.ly/returntoghana. . You must be registered to receive the updates and session invitations. . Don't miss out on this one! We hope to see you there.
DescriptionBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and dancer. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Born in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Knowles first captured the public's eye as lead vocalist of the R&B group Destiny's Child. She later established a solo career with her debut album Dangerously in Love, becoming one of music's top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a slew of awards. Knowles has also starred in several films, including Dream Girls. She married hip-hop recording artist Jay-Z in 2008. In late 2013, she surprised audiences by releasing her fifth studio album, self-titled Beyoncé, and has twice performed at the Super Bowl. She released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, after the airing of an HBO special in April 2016, and two years later she dropped a joint album with Jay-Z, Everything Is Love, while the two were on tour.