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Ida B. Wells, journalist & activist, (7/30)

Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862.

After completing her studies at Rust College, near Holly Springs (and where her father had sat on the board of trustees before his death), Wells divided her time between caring for her siblings and teaching school. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee in the 1880s.

Using the pseudonym “Iola,” Wells began to write editorials in black newspapers that challenged Jim Crow laws in the South. She bought a share of a Memphis newspaper, the Free Speech and Headlight, and used it to further the cause of African American civil rights.

After the lynching of three of her friends in 1892, Wells became one of the nation’s most vocal anti-lynching activists.

In 1892, she published a pamphlet, “Southern Horrors,” which detailed her findings. Through her lectures and books such as A Red Record (1895), Wells countered the “rape myth” used by lynch mobs to justify the murder of African Americans. Through her research she found that lynch victims had challenged white authority or had successfully competed with whites in business or politics.

As a result of her outspokenness, a mob destroyed the offices of the Free Speech and threatened to kill Wells. She fled Memphis determined to continue her campaign to raise awareness of southern lynching. Wells took her movement to England, and established the British Anti-Lynching Society in 1894. She later returned to the U.S., settling in Chicago, Illinois.

Wells also helped launch the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). And in 1909, Wells was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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7 Days of Black Women’s History |
Day 2: Ida B Wells - “Activist and writer Ida B. Wells-Barnett first became prominent in the 1890s because she brought international attention to the lynching of African Americans in the South. Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862. At the age of 16, she became primary caregiver to her six brothers and sisters, when both of her parents succumbed to yellow fever.  After completing her studies Rust College near Holly Springs where her father had sat on the board of trustees before his death, Wells divided her time between caring for her siblings and teaching school. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee in the 1880s.

Wells first began protesting the treatment of black southerners when, on a train ride between Memphis and her job at a rural school, the conductor told her that she must move to the train’s smoking car. Wells refused, arguing that she had purchased a first-class ticket. The conductor and other passengers then tried to physically remove her from the train. Wells returned to Memphis, hired a lawyer, and sued the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company. The court decided in her favor, awarding Wells $500. The railroad company appealed, and in 1887, the Supreme Court of Tennessee reversed the previous decision and ordered Wells to pay court fees. Using the pseudonym “Iola,” Wells began to write editorials in black newspapers that challenged Jim Crow laws in the South. She bought a share of a Memphis newspaper, the Free Speech and Headlight, and used it to further the cause of African American civil rights.” (Cont’d in comments)
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Early voting begins today!!! February 20th through March 2nd. Make your vote count today!! If you are a *registered voter, you can vote at ANY of these locations. You DO NOT have to vote at your home polling location during early voting. It's quick. It's easy. It's YOUR right. *registered 30-days, or more

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#poll #harriscounty #vote #democrats #democracy #civilrights #harriscountyvotes

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"The Freedom Singers", at a 1963 civil rights protest event singing "Oh, I Woke Up this Morning". Reverend Osby of Aurora, Illinois created this revamp of an old gospel song ‘I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus’ while spending time in Hinds County jail during the freedom rides.”
It then spread and became a signature song of the civil rights movement!
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"Oh, I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom.
Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom.
Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom,
Hallelu, Hallelu, Halleluia.
I was walking and talking with my mind …
I was singing and praying with my mind …
Oh, I woke up this morning with my mind …"
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The #BCChorus performs this "freedom song" often in honor of the civil rights movement then and the continued fight for social justice now!
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R E S P E C T❕
ARETHA FRANKLIN 🖤
Queen of Soul • Multiple Grammy Winner • Black Empowerment Symbol • Top selling Gospel Singer
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American singer & pianist started her career at her father’s congregation in Detroit, MI. By 14 she recorded her earliest songs in his church. She had many ups & downs with labels/managers, but one thing was certain... THAT voice!
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In 1987, Franklin became the 1️⃣st female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2008 she won her 18th Grammy Award, making her one of the most honored artists in Grammy history.
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“Respect” won her her 1️⃣st two Grammys. After many other Top 10 hits, she was known not only the Queen of Soul, but also as a symbol of black empowerment during the civil rights movement of the time. .
She performed at MLK Jr.’s funeral. During the same year, she sang the national anthem at the Democratic Natl Convention.
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She went on to produce a phenomenal gospel album titled, Amazing Grace, which sold 2mil copies & became the best selling gospel album of all time.
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She then went on to perform rock and pop covers. Over the next decade, she took home 8️⃣ consecutive Grammy Awards for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance, the last coming for her 1974 single "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing."
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A young leader in the National Youth Movement of the New Deal era and a YWCA caseworker in Harlem in 1937 Dorothy Height caught the attention of Mary McLeod Bethune who encouraged her to join the National Council of Negro Women's effort to seek equal rights, pay and education for women. She joined the national staff of the YWCA in 1944 and remained active there until 1977; her official affiliation with NCNW continued through the late 1990s, including serving as its president in 1957.

Height's leadership work in civil rights progressed from her early work in Harlem and a first of many meetings with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1930s, to encouraging President Eisenhower to desegregate schools in the 1950s, speaking alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and, in the 1960s, organizing integrated women partnerships with a public presence in the schools, known as 'Wednesdays in Mississippi.'
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This stuff is not ok. We shouldn’t be afraid to go to school when only our parents generation could go pretty much anywhere alone.
#gunreformnow #civil #civilrights #rights #feminism #blacklivesmatter #gunviolence

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Today, Presidents Day, I am honoring our great nation’s first black president, Barack Obama! In a country with such a deep history of systemic racism, a black man with an unconventional name becoming our 44th president was nothing short of a miracle. President Obama’s election was an inspiration and source of empowerment to not only Black Americans, but to black people all over the world. Although president Obama faced heavy criticism and backlash (of course) throughout BOTH of his terms, he was one of the few (or only) presidents to be scandal-free! His accomplishments such as the affordable care act, DACA, and many others are legendary to say the least. #blackhistorymonth #presidentsday












#presidentobama #president #mypresidentisblack #mypresident #history #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth2018 #presidentobama #obama #barack #barry #barackobama #barackhusseinobama #president44 #44 #presidentsday2018 #presidentsday #makeamericagreatagain #bymakingitlessracist #racism #activism #socialactivism #civilrights #historic #blackamericans #africanamericans #africanamericanhistory

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Gordon Parks left his home at age 14 and went on to become the first black photographer for Vogue and Life magazine. He bought his first camera from a pawn shop and, drawing inspiration from photos of migrant workers in a magazine, soon captured some of history's most iconic social realistic photographs. #BHM

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Regrann from @malcolmx.muhammadali - Malcolm with his daughter Qubilah during a meeting at the headquarters of his Organization of Afro-American Unity at Hotel Theresa in Harlem on February 20, 1965.

He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.
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Malcolm with his daughter Qubilah during a meeting at the headquarters of his Organization of Afro-American Unity at Hotel Theresa in Harlem on February 20, 1965.

He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.
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Did You Know?
Lewis a highly trained corporate attorney also worked as an activist, supporting the civil rights movement as a freedom fighter. He is seen here with Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. (Civil Rights Leader). Watch “Pioneers: #ReginaldFLewis and the Making of a #BillionDollarEmpire” - ow.ly/EiSr30isnUd .
#RFLBillionDollarEmpire #ReginaldFLewis #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #BillionDollarDeal #BillionDollarEmpire #PBS #Pioneers #trailblazer #dealmaker #Mentor #familyman #family #leader #titan #TrailblazingTitan #Billionaire #Inspire #motivate #giveback #nevergiveup #workhard #philanthropist #civilrights #blackleader #blackexcellence #rideandgrind #keepgoing

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R/P from @catchbrandi :⠀
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"Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black major-party presidential candidate. She survived three assassination attempts during her 1972 campaign.⠀
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Someone asked the other day why did it matter what black person was first? This is a reminder that when your skin is brown lots of times being first means endangering both your life and your family's lives. Privilege blinds people to that simple truth."⠀
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#Blackgirlmagic #bhm #blackhistorymonth #shirleychisholm #blm #civilrights #socialjustice #intersectionalfeminism #privilege #praisebadasswomen #blackhistoryeveryday #representationmatters

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Regrann from @malcolmx.muhammadali - Malcolm and Betty with their daughters Ilyasah and Gamilah during a meeting at the headquarters of his Organization of Afro-American Unity at Hotel Theresa in Harlem on February 20, 1965.

He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.
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#malcolmx #1965 #activist #leader #harlem #hoteltheresa #newyork #1960s #vintage #retro #civilrights #muslim #africanamerican #blackpride #brothermalcolm #history #gamilahshabazz #bettyshabazz #ilyasahshabazz #blackhistorymonth - #regrann

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Regrann from @glblctzn - Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a world where his children would “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” As we honor him today, let’s keep working to make his dream a reality 🙌 (📷: Library of Congress) #forfreedom #forjustice #forall #mlk #martinlutherking #equality #equalrights #civilrights #endracism #ihaveadream - #regrann

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It was an honor to meet @repjohnlewis is an American politician and is a prominent civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. His district includes three-quarters of Atlanta. Lewis has been awarded many honorary degrees and is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I hope to collaborate with him in some capacity to continue what he started a long time ago. ✊🏾 This picture is for our culture!! “Once people begin to see the similarities between themselves and others, instead of focusing on differences, they come to recognize that equality is essentially a matter of human rights and human dignity.” - Congressman John Lewis, 5/10/2012 #royalefigurez👑 #empoweredwithtee #equality #humanrights #civilrights #movementfortheculture

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Regrann from @glblctzn - In 1944, Recy Taylor, a black female farmer was walking home after church in Abbeville, Alabama, when six white men accosted and raped her. Her rapists threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but news of crime ultimately reached the NAACP, which assigned a young woman named Rosa Parks to be the lead investigator on Tyalor’s case. Though the local sheriff was able to identify the perpetrators, none of them were ever arrested. Parks helped establish the Committee for Equal Justice for Mrs. Recy Taylor, which succeeded in pressuring the governor into opening an investigation. Despite a confession from one of her attackers that affirmed Taylor’s story, none of the men were convicted and justice eluded Taylor. In celebration of Black History Month, Global Citizen is highlighting some of the women whose massive contributions were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement. Read more at the link in bio and follow along here to read about other inspiring women who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans throughout the 20th century.⠀
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(📷: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP) #womenandgirls #blackhistorymonth #recytaylor #alabama #rosaparks #civilrightsmovement #civilrights - #regrann

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Today we recognize another important figure in honor of Black History Month.
Amelia Boynton was an American activist who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama.
She became the first female African-American to run for office in Alabama when she ran for Congress in 1964, encouraging African-American registration and voting.

#Blackhistorymonth #civilrights #rights #voterregistration #voting #advocacy #action

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