If you’re interested in learning about the Baptist preacher who planned the 1831 rebellion that contributed to the abolition of slavery in Jamaica, then my Samuel Sharpe Black History Facts profile is for you.
“LA 92” is a 2017 documentary about the racial tensions that erupted into riots in Los Angeles in 1992. At the core of the unrest was the acquittal of four White police officers who had been caught on video savagely beating a Black man, Rodney King. The relatively light sentencing of a shopkeeper who shot and killed an unarmed Black girl who she thought was stealing also contributed to the unrest. The documentary explains these two contributing events but also explores the city’s decades long history of discrimination and ill-treatment of its Black population.
If you’re interested in learning about an armed resistance in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where a local resistance group of free and formerly enslaved Black people repelled an effort to recapture four escaped slaves, then my Christiana Resistance Black History Short is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the guerilla war where native Kenyans fought against British colonialist powers then my Mau Mau Rebellion Black History Short is for you.