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Good news, but since the @nytimes, along with other news outlets have framed the discussion around #WEBDuBois' 1920s letters, it might be good to give a bit more history, though it is still only a partial history, of the struggle over capitalization. 1/
#WEBDuBois didn't start the campaign for capitalization, it was decades old in the 1920s. Moreover, he wrote the NYT multiple times in the 1920s, including three in Nov 1925.

On Nov 9th, he refers to the practice of using lower-case as needless pin-pricks on the Black reader 2/
#WEBDuBois’ first call for capitalization was open and direct. On page 1 of his 1899 study, The Philadelphia Negro, he famously stated that he was using a capital N “…because I believe that eight million Americans are entitled to a capital letter." 3/
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The @NAACP studied and exposed biases in textbooks in the 1930s & 1940s, and again in the 1960s. Their initial study, particularly the work of Helen Boardman, was the foundation for #WEBDuBois' Black Reconstruction chapter, “The Propaganda of History.”
@NAACP "Anti-Negro propaganda in history textbooks used by New York City schools is fostering, intolerant attitudes and impressions among students, according to a survey released by..." @NAACP - 1945
@NAACP Flint, MI @NAACP Youth Council studied textbooks in 1965

"Although distortion of the truth is the most obvious cause for concern, the devastating effect of the inadequacies of the textbooks on the Negro students' desire to learn seems
more important..." (p. 1)
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Kamunity vous souhaite une merveilleuse année 2020 ! Quant à nous, nous nous sommes donnés comme mission de permettre d’ameliorer notre connaissance de l’Afrique et de sa diaspora à travers notre nouveau concept “1 Image, 1 mot “ 💪🏿

#1Image1Jour #PersonnalitésAfros
Pour notre #BHM du jour, nous revenons sur un peuple originaire d’Afrique du Nord ayant peuplé aussi bien l’Europe que l’Afrique sub-saharienne.
#Kamunity #1i1jBHM #LesMaures #Andalousie #AlAndalus #BlackHistoryMonth #moisdesnoirs #moisdesnoires ImageImageImageImage
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Thread. This is a response to a conversation on @nhannahjone ‘s timeline a couple of days ago about slavery. She argued that for most of U.S. history, “black people were set completely *outside* of the class structure.”…
That slaves, “As non-people, as property, as a tradable commodity, they were classless. Their race meant they had NO class.” Most people on her TL agreed with her. A few were puzzled and skeptical. In another tweet in response to a critic she said:
“Can a table or a mule be part of a class. If so, then, yes, AMerican slaves were part of a class.” The idea that enslaved people were regarded as property is a contradiction on its face, as many scholars have argued. Slaves were commodified for the purpose of exploiting their
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In my history of consumption class, I teach about #Sears, but what most people don't know is just how radical the catalogue was in the era of #Jim Crow. #twitterstorians
Every time a black southerner went to the local store they were confronted with forced deference to white customers who would be served first.
And the store would be filled with racist caricatures of black people in an effort to sell to white people.
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