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If you’re interested in learning about the Nigerian author who penned over 20 books which usually focused on African women and gender roles in society, then my Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta Black History Facts profile is for you.

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If you’re interested in learning about the civil rights activist who was arrested at the age of 15 for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus, then my Claudette Colvin Black History Facts profile is for you.

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If you’re interested in learning about the educator and journalist who co-founded Washington, D.C.’s Bethel Literary and Historical Society and the American Negro Academy, then my John Wesley Cromwell Black History Facts profile is for you.

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“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” is a 2013 documentary directed by Shola Lynch about the events that led to Angela Davis’ arrest and prosecution. Davis was a college professor in California whose social activism put her at odds with various politicians, including the state’s then-governor, Ronald Regan. When associates of Davis created a hostage situation, she was implicated as being involved after the situation left four people dead. The hostile climate and looming accusations led to Davis going on the run and would land her on the FBI’s most-wanted list.

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If you’re interested in learning about the poet and activist whose poems were featured in several Harlem Renaissance magazines and anthologies despite her being based in Virginia, then my Anne Spencer Black History Facts profile is for you.

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