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@jnlamstudies Forum, “#Shakespeare and #Black America” before the 2020 print publication if you have access to the
@CambridgeCore platform. Just in time for our #RaceB4Race discussions on appropriation! Buckle up--Tweetstorm a' comin' #LitPOC #MedievalTwitter
2/ These essays are short and, not just accessible, but actually enjoyable (IMHO). I’m always tweeting stuff for you to check out, but this time you don’t have to listen to just me. (Although y'all most def should listen to me) + #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC
3/ Look at this referee comment. Now you KNOW you need to read these if you are interested in #appropriation #pedagogy #theater #Activism #archives #BlackHistory! Thanks generous and insightful reviewer!! #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC #ShaxCultApp
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Am 1. März 1896 gelang den Äthiopiern ein entscheidender Sieg gegen italienische Invasoren, die Äthiopien für sich beanspruchen wollten.

Mehr als 60.000 Menschen kämpften in der Schlacht von Adua um die Souveränität Äthiopiens.

#Ethiopia #BattleOfAdwa #BlackHistory
Bereits im Jahre 1887 hatten die Italiener in der Schlacht bei Dogali eine schwere Niederlage erlitten.

Es folgte der Friedensvertrag von Uccialli. Italien betrachtete Äthiopien daraufhin als Protektorat. Äthiopiens Kaiser Menelik der Zweite wollte (um es einfach zu erklären)...
... Unabhängigkeit und Souveränität. Italien wollte den Einfluss auf Äthiopien halten.

So brach im Jahre 1896 ein weiterer Krieg aus.

Das italienische Militär wollte Äthiopien umzingeln und in das Land vordringen. Bei dieser Expedition verliefen sich einige Verbände...
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Miriam Makeba wurde im Jahre 1932 zur Zeit der Apartheid in Südafrika geboren. Ihre Eltern waren sehr arm.

Schon in ihrem Jugendalter wurde sie für ihre besondere Stimme bewundert. Ihre erste Band „The Skylarks“ bestand nur aus Frauen - eine Seltenheit damals.

1959 startete ihre Karriere durch. Sie erhielt weltweite Reichweite, besonders in den Vereinigten Staaten.

Zu ihren größten Erfolgen gehört der Song „Pata Pata“.

1963 begann ihre politische Karriere, als sie vor den Vereinten Nationen einen Boykott gegen die rassistische ...
... südafrikanische Regierung forderte. Daraufhin erhielt sie ein Einreiseverbot in ihre Heimat, ihre südafrikanische Staatsbürgerschaft wurde aberkannt und ihre Schallplatten, die besonders bei den Schwarzen beliebt waren, wurden in Südafrika verboten.

1968 heiratete sie ...
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The colonial encounter
between Europeans and Africans
did not always end with Europeans triumphing.
Either at first, or later.

Thread # is #Africanarchive
Check out this fascinating moment
in the history of
colonial encounters between Europeans and Africans:

From 1557 to 1632,
#Jesuit missionaries from Portugal and Spain
endeavored to convert the #Ethiopians
from their ancient form of #Christianity
to Roman #Catholicism
After fifty years of failing to convert Ethiopians,
the Portuguese sent a new group of Jesuits to Ethiopia in 1603,
including a priest named Pedro Paez,
whose diplomacy and sympathy for the
tenets of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
enabled him to convert the emperor.
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Today my article ‘Al de swarten die hier ter stede comen’ - about an Afro-Atlantic community in seventeenth century Amsterdam - was published #openaccess in @_tseg. The article is in Dutch, so I’ll do a short introduction in #thread here.… #twitterhistorian
From the moment the Dutch became active in the Atlantic world, people of African descent came to Amsterdam. Their presence is evident from baptismal and marriage registers and from seventeenth-century notarial deeds.
The earliest marriage of an African in Amsterdam that I have encountered was already at the end of the sixteenth century. On January 2, 1593 the 29-year-old Bastiaan Pietersz of ‘Maniconge in Afryken’ and Trijntje Pieters from Amsterdam registered their marriage.
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Please RT @DonaldJTrumpJr and let us not forget FBI spied & plotted vs MLK like @realDonaldTrump using the same formula!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."#MLK #DarkToLight
@beverlygage @yale_history compiled extensive research and proof of FBI's constant surveillance and the evil plot against #MLK and helped bring alarming details to light - similar to @JudicialWatch in present day
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#Chesapeake watermen came to #NYC in early 1800s and founded Sandy Ground, the oldest continuously-settled, free Black community in the #USA. A #StatenIsland ferry being built will be named "Sandy Ground."…
#AfAmMH #Maritime #Heritage #BlackHistory
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@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA Amen brother!!😍🤗

#BlackHistoryMonth is like a breadcrumb, to follow our #Clues, that as another proverb hashtag called #AmericanDOS is used, leading more #ISRAELITES to #Awake from #Christianity paganism and sorcery. #Religion has never been our friend. #WakeUp 911. #REPENT
@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA Understanding: #Hosea 4:6. #Christianity never told us the #Messiah whom is called #Jesus is #blackface as in naturally #Dark. Never told us that #Moses is #Dark. #Job, #Abraham #Isaac and #JACOB all are #BlackLikeUs.

#Churches teach #paganism and doesn't keep #Sabbath Day holy
@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA #Understanding: WE are the #descendants of #Abraham #Isaac and #JACOB and were cursed because of #Disobedience and gross #Trangression of the #Laws that He gave us. #Genesis begins our #BlackHistory. We are the children of #JACOB, called the #ISRAELITES. We must #REPENT for our
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In the 1908 Springfield race riot, a white mob burned the homes of more than 40 black families and killed a number of people before being put down by the state militia. The event directly led to the formation of the NAACP.

Sadly, it was not the end of the rioting.
An even bigger riot in East St. Louis in 1917 left as many as 250 black citizens beaten, burned and hanged. The event left the entire nation shocked and more than 10,000 people marched in protest in New York.
Nor did it end there: The "Red Summer" of 1919 saw white mobs rioting in some 40 cities across the country, as big as New York and Philadelphia, and as small as Millen in Georgia and Ellenton in South Carolina. Homes were burned. Thousands were killed.
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Black History Fact for 1 February (Pre-1492)

Source: Urban Intellectuals

#blackhistory #FridayFeeling #BlackHistoryMonth #blackhistorymonth2019 Black History Fact for 1 February (Pre-1492)
Black History Fact for 2 February (STEM):

#STEM #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2019 #SocialMedia Black History Fact for 2 February.
Black History Fact for 3 February (Pre-1492):

Queen Candace was an Ethiopian Queen who ruled the Kingdom of Kush.

Legend says that her real name was Amanirenas and that she was a fierce warrior.

#BlackHistoryMonth #blackhistorymonth2019 Black History Fact for 3 Feb: Queen Candace of Kush.
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Let's have a chat brother Jamal.
Black historical interpreters are not slaves. They interpret the lives of our Ancestors. Without them our past lacks a critical voice bolstered by our contemporary experience.
When you say "play" it assumes that I'm cosplaying. NOPE. Dressing in period clothing is not easy or fun. I'm also not an actor or reenactor.
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Today’s Black History thread is dedicated to racism in swimming. #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

It’s was reported that an entire swimming pool was drained because Dorothy Dandridge took a swim in it.
The New Frontier hotel in Vegas also drained an entire swimming pool because Sammy Davis Jr took a swim.
#BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth
When pools were integrated, an incident occurred where a manager poured acid in the water while black kids were still swimming in it
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