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Did former slaves start the Memorial day holiday?

25 May

A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf

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Black History Month: Black History Makers

5 Feb

We will all hear about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X during the month of February but there were many other African Americans that contributed to black history. I will update this post daily with links to sites featuring information about African American history makers that you may never have heard of.

Feb 3  Hiram Revels: First black United States Senator http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-hiram-revels-first_03.html

Feb 4   Ralph Bunche:  First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ralph-bunce-first.html

Feb 5 Earl Lloyd: First African American to play in the NBA http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-earl-lloyd-first.html

Feb 6 : Jean Baptiste Point du Sable founder of Chicago http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-jean-baptiste-point.html

Feb 7 Benjamin Oliver Davis first black US Army General: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-benjamin-oliver.html

Feb 8 Guion Bluford First Black Astronaut http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-guion-bluford-first.html

Feb 9 Ebenezer Basset First Black US Diplomat   http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ebenezer-basset.html

Feb 10 Gwendolyn Brooks first African American to win Pulitzer Prize: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-gwendolyn-brooks.html

Feb 13/14 Count Basie First Black Grammy Winner:  http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-first-black-grammy.html

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you.

31 May

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you for the sacrifice of our sevice men. Men like the Buffalo Soldiers, The Harlem Hellcats and the Tuskegee Airmen. Read more here:
 
http://aareports.com/2010/05/on-memorial-day-say-thank-you-by-george.html