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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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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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The #BrownvBoard ruling followed an arduous, spirited, and inspired legal strategy pioneered by Charles Hamilton Houston: taking aim at segregation and the pernicious precedent of Plessy v. Ferguson through a series of challenges throughout the country. #BlackHistoryMonth
The Supreme Court declared the longstanding doctrine “separate but equal” unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), one of the most important and celebrated legal cases in American history. #BlackHistoryMonth2019
Houston died in 1950, but his protégée Thurgood Marshall continued to carry the torch, litigating Brown, a coordinated effort which linked five lawsuits against school districts in Kansas, South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. #BHM
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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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Another MS publication thinks a profile of white middle America is a money-maker (that’s what covers are about).

And it’s condescending (17yo is not a “boy”).

And February is #BlackHistoryMonth2019, @esquire. <smh>
Oh. Right.

He’s persecuted because he’s a Trump supporter in a generation of Americans (17-30) that has resoundingly rejected Trump. Even though the generation is still majority white (barely).…
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Feb 4. For #BlackHistoryMonth2019 I’m daily sharing a picture of those who contribute/have contributed to our nation, and who I see as role models and heroes.

Today, James McCune Smith,1st Black MD to practice in the US, he used medicine to refute slavery’s advocates.
Feb 5. For #BlackHistoryMonth2019 I’m sharing a picture a day of those whose stories contribute/have contributed to our nation, and who I see as role models and heroes.

Today, Mae Carol Jemison: astronaut, scientist, physician, professor, 1st African-American woman in space.
Feb 6. For #BlackHistoryMonth2019 I’m sharing a picture daily of those whose stories contribute/have contributed to our nation, and who I see as role models and heroes.

Today, Georgia Congressman, Civil Rights Activist and one of those who marched at Selma, John Lewis.
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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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#BlackHistoryMonth is an important annual recognition of the great contributions African Americans have made to our communities over the past year and throughout history.
Our nation is richer – culturally, economically, and socially – because of well-known trailblazers like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, and millions of others who make their mark by being excellent parents, friendly neighbors and good colleagues.
In February, we celebrate all they do to make Wisconsin and the United States a better place. #BlackHistoryMonth2019 Image
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