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Black American History

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Overview

This is a collection of stories both about the systems of oppression Black Americans have had to face, and the triumph in spite of it all. We hope to spread awareness of some of the unsung heroes of America, explain how unjust systems of the past inform the systems of the present, and start conversations about a past that white Americans struggle to recognize.

Syllabus

The Harlem Hellfighters - The 369th Infantry - Extra History.
The Burning of Black Wall Street - Tulsa, OK - Extra History.
The Harlem Renaissance - An Explosion of Art - Extra History.
Redlining - Income and Housing Inequality - Extra History.
Interstate Displacement - The Legacy of Robert Moses - Extra History.
Negro League Baseball - Breaking Baseball's Color Barrier - Extra History.
Do No Harm: Black Medical Exploitation - Why African Americans Distrust Medicine - Extra History.
Black Boxing Heavyweights - Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, & Muhammad Ali - Extra History.
The Assassination of Medgar Evers - A Hero Silenced - Extra History.
John Henry - Spirit of the Working Man - Extra Mythology.
The Harlem Numbers Racket & Stephanie St Clair - Extra History.

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