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Theophilus A. Thompson, a freed black slave, had no formal education and first learned chess in April 1873 from observing others play. His talent was first recognized by John K. Hanshew when Thompson traveled to Philadelphia to show him his artistic endeavors. Hanshew first had Thompson’s work publi...Before Master Chess Player Maurice Ashley There was "Theophilus A. Thompson" | Black Then https://blackthen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/220px-Theophilus_Thompsonk.jpg Theophilus A…

This photograph is capturing and recording history from the Civil Rights Movement. The picture is depicting police brutality. Is it up to the photographer to save the person from being beaten or for them to document the event so they may share the image and impact other people? http://photos.state.gov/galleries/usinfo-photo/39/civil_rights_07/

Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Activity

Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Worksheet teaches students about one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history, forcing African Americans to live with Jim Crow laws for the following 50 years. Students are guided through the case while examining excerpts of the Supreme Court decision. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s a completely stand alone assignment. This is also perfect for substitute teacher plans. And of course, a key is included.

Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation. pinterest.com

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Okay, I love my country but this is a powerful statement that I support The United States was so extremely wrong with segregation. People are people. The end. It doesn't matter what their skin color is! If I were in their shoes I would do the same thing!