Noire Histoir Posts

A profile of Hiram Rhodes Revels, an educator and minister in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church who also served as the first Black U.S. Senator.

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“Forty Million Dollar Slaves” by William C. Rhoden tells the history of Black athletes navigating the racist efforts to limit their participation in sports. Largely focused on athletes in America, the book begins in the 1700s and continues into the 2000s. Through the stories of various athletes, Rhoden presents his case for how organized Black athleticism as a means of control was first cultivated on plantations and shows how that mentality continues into the present.

Book Reviews

A profile of Queen Amina, a Hausa princess who later became the warrior Queen of Zazzau an area in the Kaduna state of present-day Nigeria.

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In this episode of the career interview series, we are joined by Dr. Kalvin Chinyere an internal medicine doctor who was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in Carol City, Florida as well as Queens, New York. He shares how his parents pushed him towards medicine and he realized that it might not be the field for him but thought it was too late to change course. Kalvin shares how his experiences developed a deep belief in achieving satisfaction by not trading time for money.

Career Interviews

A profile of Granville T. Woods, a mechanical and electrical engineer who received more than 60 patents for his inventions. Despite leaving school at an early age, Woods continued his education by reading, attending night school, and otherwise learning in his spare time. Many of his contributions to improved railroad safety and efficiency are still in use today.

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