Elements of Blackness
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April4U on Instagram: "Bonjour mes petits chéris! This magnifique femme is R&B singer Miss.LaVern Baker.😍 I’m a huge fan of LaVern, her voice is so unique, it’s immediately recognizable as soon as one hears that distinctive soulful growl. I chose her story for a number of reasons, but the thing I found particularly interesting about her, is that she became famous during a time when songs recorded by black artists were derogatorily called "race records" and generally received very little airpl
Blavity on Instagram: "Activist Angela Davis was shocked to learn that her ancestors came to America on the Mayflower. The civil rights activist learned about this news during an episode of PBS’s 'Finding Your Roots' with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates shows her a manifest of names, eventually revealing that the document had the names of the Mayflower passengers. "No, I can't believe this," she said, laughing through her surprise. "My ancestors did not come here on the Mayflower." Swipe f
Haitian - Haiti News on Instagram: "Black History Month celebrates the contributions blacks made to American development. Take a look below at these five Haitian Americans who made an impact on America’s history. Read more on the haitiantimes.com #linkinbio #BlackHisotryMonth #HaitianAmerican #HaitianTimes"