Tag Archives: W.E.B. Du Bois

A Legacy of Courage: W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro

“Legacy of Courage: W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro” is a 19-minute documentary that tells the story of the research that Du Bois did in Philadelphia’s old Seventh Ward in the 1890s for his classic book, The Philadelphia Negro.
This video is part of “The Ward,” a research, teaching, and public history project dedicated to sharing the timeless lessons from W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1899 book, The Philadelphia Negro. We seek to teach high school students about Du Bois’ major contributions to
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Web Dubois – Poet

WASHINGTON — Two black women died in jail cells last week. Authorities in Texas claim Sandra Bland, 28, took her own life on July 13, days after being jailed on charges stemming from a traffic stop — for failing to signal when changing lanes. In Alabama, 18-year-old Kindra Chapman was also said to have killed herself on July 14, just over an hour after being booked into jail for robbery charges. Many are questioning those official accounts and alleging that the deaths are instead another
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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…