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We're looking 👀 at Black Minority Ethnic herstories🧑🏿👩🏽 over #Lockdown & researching BAME suffrage activists in #Scotland ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾 for 'Celebrating Scotland's Suffragettes'! So here's info👇🏾on 💥Ms Jessie Margaret Soga💥(1870-1954) in this thread👇🏾#BlackHistoryMonth
We're still gathering research 📚 & we've not found a picture of her YET🤞🏽but so far we know
Jessie Margaret Soga was:
* a 'prime mover' &Joint Secretary of the Women's Freedom League (Hillhead/Glasgow Branch)

#BlackHistoryMonthUK #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #BlackLivesMatter
* a regular donor of money, items and time to both the Women's Freedom League and the WSPU (Women's Social & Political Union)
* a singer and singing teacher, who trained in Milan and won a Royal Academy award


#BlackLivesMatterUK #Suffrage #Suffragettes 1899 Glasgow Herald - Miss Soga offers singing lessons in Gl
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Part 2 of @AsianAllies Student Series included honouring the story of 14 yo #EmmettTill & looking at systemic issues that affect Blk folks. Asian students at @MiddlefieldCI were invited to challenge the ways in which they were privileged & consider being an ally for Blk students. ImageImageImageImage
Some @YRDSB students’ comments & questions: We only learn about Western/white histories in History class!? Asians & Blk characters are quickly killed off on TV shows & movies. What kind of Asian are we talking about? The systems have situated Blk folks to face such circumstances!
It was exciting for me & @JoanneTangYRDSB to know that a number of @MiddlefieldCI students were now feeling: shocked, informed & more aware of #AntiBlackRacism. We hope they continue the #asianalliesconvo & take up the responsibility of being better allies.✊🏼💪🏼 #BlackHistoryMonth
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This #BlackHistoryMonth we recognize a critical movement in breaking through racial inequity: the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Negro National League, a place where Black & Hispanic players could play their trade while MLB barred them because of the color of their skin
These teams quickly grew in popularity and rivaled the skill of white leagues. PA’s own Pittsburgh Crawfords gained attention through winning nine titles and producing all-star players like Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell and Oscar Charleston.
Negro League Baseball paved the way for Jackie Robinson to be recruited by the MLB, with others soon following. To this day, baseball continues to be America’s pastime – no matter a player’s background or color of their skin, we are all Americans. #OTD #BlackHistoryMonth2020
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For #BlackHistoryMonth, Asian students at @MiddlefieldCI got together for an @AsianAllies convo to interrogate Asian identities & learn how the #ModelMinorityMyth perpetuates #AntiBlackRacism. We’re meeting again this Friday to find out how to be better allies for Black folks.✊🏼 ImageImageImageImage
Using safe ways to engage students in such convos was key. @JoanneTangYRDSB & I encouraged them to explore their social positions & think about #AntiBlackRacism at a systemic level. #asiansalliesconvo #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365 #BlackLivesMatter @YRDSB @yrdsbinclusion
We look forward to seeing how the @MiddlefieldCI students are going to continue these convos beyond this 2-part series! ✊🏼💪🏼 #asiansalliesconvo #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365 #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #BlackHistory #BlackLivesMatter @YRDSB @yrdsbinclusion
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History has taught me to be a better friend & educator. I don’t believe in letting go of the past, as the past has shaped who we are & how we live. While we may believe we have all the choices in the world, we are restricted by systems & attitudes that we dont think about enough. ImageImageImageImage
I have too much to say about the continual & clear existence of anti-Black racism so I’ll just point out that it was phenom learning w/ @eji_org & I’m excited to use this incredible calendar I picked up at @splcenter. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365 #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Watching @JustMercyFilm, followed by a sharing of @DesmondCole’s book, “The Skin We’re In”, was such a treat w/ @MmeAsante & Coly who went to #Alabama w/ me to deepen our understanding of our roles as anti-oppressive educators. #theskinwerein #blackliberation #BlackLivesMatter
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Mama Assata Shakur ❤️🖤💚

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#BlackHistoryMonth is American History. #BlackHistoryMonth2020

Josiah Thomas Walls was born enslaved.

But the Civil War freed him, and he decided to fight.

He enlisted with the Union Army, served out the war. Bought land. Got educated.

Here's what happened next:
The Ku Klux Klan began a campaign of terrorism against freed Blacks in Florida.

Josiah, already a community leader, was unafraid. At the urging of his party, he ran for Congress.

His opponent? A former slave owner and a Confederate army veteran.
The slave owner started a smear campaign. Josiah, the former slave, wasn't "educated enough" to serve in Congress, he argued.

Josiah's response? He challenged him to a debate.

The campaign raged on. Josiah was holding strong. They tried to kill him.

On election day, he won.
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It is fitting to elevate #RosaParks on #TransitEquityDay & I’m reminded of Blk women who have held transit systems accountable from day 1. Just a few below, & I’d love to learn of others! Sister Harriet was manhandled on public transit @NedraDeadwyler @SPARCChub @waberosescott
Black while going to the 1880s…
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Um, should I be offended that the theme of UW’s #BlackHistoryMonth2020 is Afrofuturism: B(l)ack to the Future & literally no one asked me to participate in any of the month-long series of events on a topic I literally wrote a book on?
I think it’s mostly student organized. I truly am not taking it personally. I mean, I’m on leave & traveling a bunch this month anyway. But I saw the announcement & was like...
People told me they saw the theme and assumed I was involved. Nope. Not at all. Literally found out about the theme three days into Black History Month. 🤷🏾‍♀️
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“There is no such thing as a nonracist or race-neutral policy. Every policy in every institution in every community in every nation is producing or sustaining either racial inequity or equity between racial groups.” @DrIbram
@DrIbram That's why we're starting #BlackHistoryMonth2020 by putting out the start of an antiracist policy agenda that focuses on four policy areas:…
@DrIbram Pay everyone fairly for all the work they do. That means raising the #minimumwage and protecting working people from #wagetheft.
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Last year for #BlackHistoryMonth I tweeted about current history makers. Recently I have read about people who I have never heard of before and I majored in history. So I am going to spend the month talking about the forgotten history. #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Georgia Gilmore is shown here at Holt Street Baptist Church. She was fired from her job at the National Lunch Company for supporting the bus boycott. Big mistake! It freed her up to do more.
She founded the Club from Nowhere, a group of women who cooked and sold their sandwiches, chicken dinners, pound cake, and sweet tea to fund the Montgomery Improvement Association (the Montgomery Boycott) She was the only named officer to protect the other members.
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This thread is for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. One step is to learn as much as you can about #WhiteSupremacy & #WhitePrivilege. Read! #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Do you know the history of the Civil Rights movement? You could start by reading vol 1 of "America in the King Years," "Parting the Waters" by @taylorbranch.…
@taylorbranch In 1962, the Civil Rights Commission was going to make a very strong statement about racism. Politically, it would be problematic for President Kennedy. JFK was told "It is legal for the police to use dogs." So, turn to "Afro-Dog" next.…
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For #BlackHistoryMonth2020 I will be highlighting the scholarship and efforts of Black scholars in the study of religion
#BHM #BlackHistoryMonth
Charles H. Long, author of the important book Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation of Religion (1986). More recently Long published Ellipsis: The Collected Writings of Charles H. Long (2018)
Judith Weisenfeld @JLWeisenfeld
Author of:

New World A-Coming: Black Religion & Racial Identity during the Great Migration

Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949

African American Women & Christian Activism: New York’s Black YWCA, 1905-1945
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People complain Black History Month focuses on just a few historical figures & events, but here's an antidote. 20 years in the making, this monumental work is still in print. I publish excerpts occasionally (not just in Feb) but it's best to read the book…
Antebellum Georgia History…
Civil War and Reconstruction in Georgia…
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Happy Black History Month! In 1926, Carter G. Woodson (b.1875-d.1950) started "Negro History Week" which laid the foundation for Black History Month. He also founded @ASALH and the @JAAHistory. Give them a follow to support and continue his legacy!
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A bit more about Carter G. Woodson:
He was born to formerly enslaved parents. He couldn't begin a consistent formal education until he was almost 20. Yet in 1912 he became the second African American (after W.E.B. Du Bois) to graduate Harvard with a PhD.…
Carter G. Woodson published his best-known book, "The Miseducation of the Negro" in 1933. In it he locates the problem of "miseducation" as one that emboldens the oppressor and indoctrinates the oppressed with a sense of inferiority. Image
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