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WHAT’S NEW ON BLACKPAST.ORG

Listed below are the newest posts added to BlackPast.org.  Please return to this page often as it will change almost daily.  Also, please use this page as a gateway to the thousands of other pages of information on the website.

New African American History Entries:

John Ridley IV
Ilhan Omar
Milton Murray Holland
Nashville Streetcar Boycott
Gwendolyn Ifill
Preston Taylor
Calvin Fackler Johnson
LaLaurie Mansion
King Virgil Cheek, Jr.
Velvalea Rodgers Phillips
Union Transportation Company
Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
Sharon Jones
Robert Nix, Jr.
Daisy Bates
Marion Thompson Wright
Michael R. Hollis
Charles D. Brooks
Albert L. Cralle
Jewel L. Prestage
Katherine Johnson
Dorothy Vaughan
Mary Jackson
Etta Zuber Falconer
Harold E. Pierce
Ishmael Flory
Vernon Johns
Octavia Spencer
Bertha Lee Patton Joiner
Janelle Monae Robinson
Peter Kerr
Mildred Fay Jefferson
Taraji P. Henson
Lupita Nyong'o
John H. McWhorter V

Full List of African American History Entries

New African American History Entries in the West:

The Wyoming Black Fourteen
Cedric Robinson
Gobo Fango
Donald Pitts McCullum
Joseph Freeman
Larry A. Elder
Samuel D. Chamers & Amanda Chambers
Eugene Orr
Richard Sherman
Earl C. Broady
Lydia T. Sims
Cree Summer Francks
Freddie "Downtown Freddie" Brown
Michael Tubbs
Daisy Tibbs Dawson
William H. "Bob" Bailey
Fordie Ross
Harrison L. Caldwell

Full List of African American History in the West Entries

New Global African History Entries:

David W. Eka
Leopoldine Emma Doualla-Bell Smith
The Creole Case
Helvécio Martins
Joseph W. Sitati
William Richard Tolbert, Jr.
Idris Elba
Merlene Ottey
Joseph William "Billy" Johnson
Raphael Abraham Frank Mensah
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Ishmael Beah
Emmanuel Abu Kissi
Foday Saybana Sankoh
Revolutionary United Front
The Sierra Leone Civil War
E.R. Braithwaite
Jeanne Vialle
Deise Nunes Ferst

María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró
María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró
María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró
Raphaël Élizé
Piedad Córdoba
José María Morelos y Pavón 
José María Morelos y Pavón

Full List of Global African American History Entries

New Perspectives Article: 

Tears We Cannot Stop: Michael Eric Dyson Explains Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy to Us Today

Full List of Perspectives Articles

New Special Features:

African Americans (Black Mormons) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

New African American History Primary Documents:

William Hannibal Thomas on the American Negro (1901)
Zora Neale Hurston's Letter to the Orlando Sentinel, 1955
Benjamin Banneker's Letter to Thomas Jefferson
(1791)
Executive Order 9346
(1943)
Second Morrill Act (1890)

Full List of African American History Primary Documents

New African American History in the West Primary Documents:

Alaska Fair Employment Practices Law
Full list of African American History in the West Primary Documents

New Speeches on BlackPast.org:

(1983) Glenn Loury, Responsibility and Race
(1993) Clarence Thomas, The New Intolerance

(2013) Benjamin Carson Nationa Prayer Breakfast Speech

(1926) George Schulyer, The Negro Art Hokum

(1980) Thomas Sowell, Politics and Opportunity: Background

(1987) Clarence Thomas, Why Black Americans Should Look to Conservative Politics

(2017) President Barack Obama Farewell Address

(1811) John Gloucester, "Dedication of the First African Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia
(1964) Joseph H. Jackson, Annual Address, 84th National Baptist Convention

(1932) Angelo Herndon Addresses His Jury
(1987) Thurgood Marshall, “A Colorblind Society Remains an Aspiration”

Full List of Speeches By African Americans

New Genealogy Links

Family Search: African American Online Geneaology
Reclaiming Kin: Taking Back What Was Once Lost

Full List of African American Geneaology Resources

New Research Guides & Websites

WikiAfrica

For A Full List of of Research Guides and Websites on BlackPast.org click on the following:
AAH Research Guides and Websites 
AAW Research Guides and Websites 
GAH Research Guides and Websites

Special Features:

BlackPast.org and the World
Images of Tony Gleaton: Documentary

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