If you’re interested in learning about the painter who used art to tell the story of important figures and events from Black history and created “The Great Migration” series, then my Jacob Lawrence Black History Facts profile is for you.
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“They Can’t Kill Us All” by Wesley Lowery is a relatively recently published book detailing incidents of police shootings. And really also White vigilante shootings of Black people in America. Many of whom were unarmed. The book charts the author’s experience as a relatively new journalist. But it also discusses the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement in response to the killings of unarmed Black people.
If you’re interested in learning about the folk musician who some referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement”, then my Odetta Black History Facts profile is for you.
“Descendant” is a 2022 documentary about the past and present history of the Clotilda and Africatown. The Clotilda was a slave ship that illegally transported what is believed to be the last group of kidnapped Africans to America. After the Civil War, the group settled in an area of Alabama near where they first arrived and established a Black settlement that would come to be called Africatown. The documentary tells the story of the survivors of the Clotilda and follows their descendants’ fight to maintain control of their town and legacy when the ship’s remains are finally located.
If you’re interested in learning about the first recorded person to reach the North Pole, then my Matthew Henson Black History Facts profile is for you.