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blackhistory: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said: "The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it." Repost @theblaquelioness - Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." . AlbertEinstein BlackHistory BlackHistoryMonth BlackBoyJoy BlackGirlMagic physics einstein science history pennsylvania
blackhistory: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at
 Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania)
 in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist
 said: "The separation of the races is not a
 disease of colored people. It is a disease of
 white people. I do not intend to be quiet
 about it."
Repost @theblaquelioness - Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." . AlbertEinstein BlackHistory BlackHistoryMonth BlackBoyJoy BlackGirlMagic physics einstein science history pennsylvania

Repost @theblaquelioness - Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights. β”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆβ”ˆ 1. Shortly before moving to America, E...

blackhistory: saquea Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to be 130 years old (1841-1971). He was likely the last living human being who possessed any firsthand memory of the trials of the Civil War or institutionalized slavery. "Some historians have stated it would have been impossible for a person who neither reads nor writes to have related the stories of the Civil War in such detail as Magee without having served in the conflict. One historian stated that Magee talked with 'rare intelligence and seldom rambled' in telling of his participation in the Civil War. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– βž–βž–βž– He lived to be, according to history and the data that we’ve collected throughout the Internet, he was 130 years of age when he passed away in 1971. Sylvester Magee had no birth certificate, but chancery court records in Covington County list him and his father as being passed on to the next of kin when their owner died in 1859. Mr. Magee always insisted his birthday was May 29th, 1841. Now as if being 130 years old when he died weren’t enough, there are a couple of OTHER significant details about his life and death that sets him apart. Not only was that old, but he was the last American slave (slavery victim in America) to die. And, because he did service with the Union Army in the siege of Vicksburg, he was the last Union Veteran to die. And since he started the war as an arms bearer to his master on the side of the South, he is perhaps also the last CONFEDERATE veteran to die. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– He’s listed in the book 'Black Confederates.' His accounts of the Union Army crossing the Big Black River after the Battle of Champion Hill on their way into Vicksburg convinced historian A. P. Andrews he had to have been there, since Mr. Magee couldn’t read or write. How else could he have known all the minute details and names of the officers? 😊 And don’t forget, he also lived to be 130 years of age." β™₯️ Source Sylvester Magee’s unmarked grave MSNewsNow.com - blackthen.com βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– SylvesterMagee BlackHistory theblaquelioness
blackhistory: saquea
 Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to
 be 130 years old (1841-1971). He was likely
 the last living human being who possessed
 any firsthand memory of the trials of the
 Civil War or institutionalized slavery.
"Some historians have stated it would have been impossible for a person who neither reads nor writes to have related the stories of the Civil War in such detail as Magee without having served in the conflict. One historian stated that Magee talked with 'rare intelligence and seldom rambled' in telling of his participation in the Civil War. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– βž–βž–βž– He lived to be, according to history and the data that we’ve collected throughout the Internet, he was 130 years of age when he passed away in 1971. Sylvester Magee had no birth certificate, but chancery court records in Covington County list him and his father as being passed on to the next of kin when their owner died in 1859. Mr. Magee always insisted his birthday was May 29th, 1841. Now as if being 130 years old when he died weren’t enough, there are a couple of OTHER significant details about his life and death that sets him apart. Not only was that old, but he was the last American slave (slavery victim in America) to die. And, because he did service with the Union Army in the siege of Vicksburg, he was the last Union Veteran to die. And since he started the war as an arms bearer to his master on the side of the South, he is perhaps also the last CONFEDERATE veteran to die. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– He’s listed in the book 'Black Confederates.' His accounts of the Union Army crossing the Big Black River after the Battle of Champion Hill on their way into Vicksburg convinced historian A. P. Andrews he had to have been there, since Mr. Magee couldn’t read or write. How else could he have known all the minute details and names of the officers? 😊 And don’t forget, he also lived to be 130 years of age." β™₯️ Source Sylvester Magee’s unmarked grave MSNewsNow.com - blackthen.com βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– SylvesterMagee BlackHistory theblaquelioness

"Some historians have stated it would have been impossible for a person who neither reads nor writes to have related the stories of the C...

blackhistory: SS Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett) summoned the courage to take her owner to court in a bid for her freedom. In 1781, she visited a lawyer and said, "I heard that paper read yesterday that says all men are created equal and that every man has a right to freedom. I'm not dumb." She succeeded--becoming one of the first victims of slavery to gain freedom through the courts and win; thus essentially ending slavery in Massachusetts. Great Read πŸ€“: Elizabeth Freeman was probably born in 1742, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months she was purchased, along with her sister, by John Ashley of Sheffield, Massachusetts, whom she served until she was nearly forty. By then she was known as "Mum Bett," and had a young daughter known as "Little Bett." Her husband had been killed while fighting in the Revolutionary War. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– One day, the mistress angrily tried to hit Mum Bett's sister with a heated kitchen shovel. Mum Bett intervened and received the blow instead. Furious, she left the house and refused to return. When Colonel Ashley appealed to the law for her return, she called on Theodore Sedgewick, a lawyer from Stockbridge who had anti-slavery sentiments, and asked for his help to sue for her freedom. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Mum Bett had listened carefully while the wealthy men she served talked about the Bill of Rights and the new state constitution, and she decided that if all people were born free and equal, then the laws must apply to her, too. Sedgewick agreed to take the case, which was joined by another of Ashley's slaves, a man called Brom. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Brom & Bett v. Ashley was argued before a county court. The jury ruled in favor of Bett and Brom, making them the first enslaved African Americans to be freed under the Massachusetts constitution of 1780, and ordered Ashley to pay them thirty shillings and costs. This municipal case set a precedent that was affirmed by the state courts in the Quock Walker case and ultimately led to the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– After the ruling, despite pleas from Colonel Ashley that she return and work for him for wages, Mum Bett went to work for the Sedgewicks. She stayed with them as their housekeeper for years, eventually setting up house with her daughter. She became a much sought-after nurse and midwife. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– ElizabethFreeman - MumBett HerStory BlackWomenInHistory BlackHistory History LestWeForget theblaquelioness
blackhistory: SS
 Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett) summoned the
 courage to take her owner to court in a bid for
 her freedom. In 1781, she visited a lawyer and
 said, "I heard that paper read yesterday that says
 all men are created equal and that every
 man has a right to freedom. I'm not dumb."
 She succeeded--becoming one of the first
 victims of slavery to gain freedom through the
 courts and win; thus essentially ending slavery
 in Massachusetts.
Great Read πŸ€“: Elizabeth Freeman was probably born in 1742, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months she was purchased, along with her sister, by John Ashley of Sheffield, Massachusetts, whom she served until she was nearly forty. By then she was known as "Mum Bett," and had a young daughter known as "Little Bett." Her husband had been killed while fighting in the Revolutionary War. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– One day, the mistress angrily tried to hit Mum Bett's sister with a heated kitchen shovel. Mum Bett intervened and received the blow instead. Furious, she left the house and refused to return. When Colonel Ashley appealed to the law for her return, she called on Theodore Sedgewick, a lawyer from Stockbridge who had anti-slavery sentiments, and asked for his help to sue for her freedom. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Mum Bett had listened carefully while the wealthy men she served talked about the Bill of Rights and the new state constitution, and she decided that if all people were born free and equal, then the laws must apply to her, too. Sedgewick agreed to take the case, which was joined by another of Ashley's slaves, a man called Brom. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– Brom & Bett v. Ashley was argued before a county court. The jury ruled in favor of Bett and Brom, making them the first enslaved African Americans to be freed under the Massachusetts constitution of 1780, and ordered Ashley to pay them thirty shillings and costs. This municipal case set a precedent that was affirmed by the state courts in the Quock Walker case and ultimately led to the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– After the ruling, despite pleas from Colonel Ashley that she return and work for him for wages, Mum Bett went to work for the Sedgewicks. She stayed with them as their housekeeper for years, eventually setting up house with her daughter. She became a much sought-after nurse and midwife. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– ElizabethFreeman - MumBett HerStory BlackWomenInHistory BlackHistory History LestWeForget theblaquelioness

Great Read πŸ€“: Elizabeth Freeman was probably born in 1742, to enslaved African parents in Claverack, New York. At the age of six months s...

blackhistory: STUDENTS AT COLLEGES ACROSS AMERTCA ARE DECORATING THEIR DORM ROOM DOORS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HTSTORY Gem. @dai raichel "Because you did, we can. #Black History DoorChallenge #BlackHistory Month O BLACKTIVIST R STUDENTS AT COLLEGES ACROSS AMERICA ARE DECORATING THEIR DORM ROOM DOORS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY The viral hashtag BlackHistoryDoorChallenge was made to urge black folks to pay homage to black history. American college students have been using all their creativity to celebrate black history month with the BlackHistoryDoorChallenge after Louisiana State University student and social media influencer Shawn Taylor tweeted a photo of his dorm room door decorated with faces of black people who have made significant contributions to society. Taylor urged students across the country to follow suit, share the pictures of their dorm room doors and show off the black pride. Black history and culture is a huge part of the American history and it`s difficult to imagine a time when that it wasn`t. The BlackHistoryDoorChallenge is the perfect opportunity to get people talking about black race in a positive way and to celebrate the achievements of blacks. Perhaps we should also mention that we are so grateful for the students who took their time to acknowledge our rich history and showed their black pride with various figures, facts, and artwork. Blacktivist hotnews black africanamerican blacklivesmatter blackpride blackandproud dreamchasers icantbreath neverforget sayhername blackhistorymonth blackgirls blackwomen blackman westandtogether proudtobeblack blackbusiness blackunity blackis melanin
blackhistory: STUDENTS AT COLLEGES ACROSS AMERTCA
 ARE DECORATING THEIR DORM ROOM
 DOORS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HTSTORY
 Gem.
 @dai raichel
 "Because you did, we can.
 #Black History DoorChallenge
 #BlackHistory Month O
 BLACKTIVIST
 R
STUDENTS AT COLLEGES ACROSS AMERICA ARE DECORATING THEIR DORM ROOM DOORS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY The viral hashtag BlackHistoryDoorChallenge was made to urge black folks to pay homage to black history. American college students have been using all their creativity to celebrate black history month with the BlackHistoryDoorChallenge after Louisiana State University student and social media influencer Shawn Taylor tweeted a photo of his dorm room door decorated with faces of black people who have made significant contributions to society. Taylor urged students across the country to follow suit, share the pictures of their dorm room doors and show off the black pride. Black history and culture is a huge part of the American history and it`s difficult to imagine a time when that it wasn`t. The BlackHistoryDoorChallenge is the perfect opportunity to get people talking about black race in a positive way and to celebrate the achievements of blacks. Perhaps we should also mention that we are so grateful for the students who took their time to acknowledge our rich history and showed their black pride with various figures, facts, and artwork. Blacktivist hotnews black africanamerican blacklivesmatter blackpride blackandproud dreamchasers icantbreath neverforget sayhername blackhistorymonth blackgirls blackwomen blackman westandtogether proudtobeblack blackbusiness blackunity blackis melanin

STUDENTS AT COLLEGES ACROSS AMERICA ARE DECORATING THEIR DORM ROOM DOORS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY The viral hashtag BlackHistoryDoorCha...