Steve Biko--A Special Report in Words and Pictures Follow this link to find a short video and analysis of the conditions of apartheid in South Africa and why that system of oppression is comparable to Jim Crow segregation in the U.S.: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/south-african-apartheid-why-does-it-look-so-familiar-to-americans Photo credit: DRUM Magazine, November 1977 issue
History: This is Jomo Kenyatta. Jomo Kenyatta was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963, to his death in 1978, serving first as Prime Minister and then as President. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.
A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'
Bridget “Biddy” Mason, born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, achieved financial success that enabled her to support her extended family for generations despite the fact that she was illiterate. In a landmark case she sued her master for their freedom, saved her earnings, invested in real estate, and became a well-known philanthropist in Los Angeles, California.
Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes & communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns & never returned to reclaim their property. The film features black families determined to go to any length to reconstruct their families past & gain some justice for their ancestors & themselves.
Dangerfield Newby (1820-1859) son of a white Scottish man and enslaved black woman; freed by his father in 1858, Newby married Harriet who was also a slave. He raised the $1,500 asking-price for her release but the slaver refused to sell. He then joined John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry on October 17, 1859 where he was shot and killed before they took his body, stabbed it repeatedly and amputated his limbs. Soon after the raid, his wife and children were sold to slavers in Louisiana.
Qunu: Home village of Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela The small village of Qunu lies in South Africa’s Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape, an area known for its unspoilt beauty, rolling green hills and pristine beaches. Qunu is also the home village of the much-loved and venerated Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president and the Eastern Cape’s favourite son.
"Stop Killing Our People" Steve Biko died in detention 12 September 1977 Although, Biko was never a member of African National Congress (ANC), ANC used his image for campaign posters in South Africa's first non-racial elections in 1994
Maj. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. named first Black Astronaut . Maj. Lawrence successfully completed the Air Force Flight Test Pilot Training School at Edwards AFB, California. In the same month (June 30, 1967) he was selected by the USAF as an astronaut in the Air Force's Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) program, thus becoming the first black astronaut. He was killed during a training flight later on the same year.