28 Unknown Facts: Black History

Black History is American History. This piece cites many amazing African Americans who’s contribution to our nation often go unrecognized. This video is brought to you by S4T Works, a multimedia education non profit, specializing in workshops that fuse education and the arts.

9 thoughts on “28 Unknown Facts: Black History

  1. The problem of the term African american is if they are African born in
    america you are no longer Africa they are ‘AMERICANS’ not African
    american. That has been the problem causing other problems since the term
    was first used.

    As other countries that come here the people from there do not say, like, I
    am french american or I am english american.

    I hope you get what I am saying here for if you do not the bigotry steps in
    as you are ‘BETTER’ than others due to some ancestor being born there.

  2. i love black history month
    when we are told so many unsubstantiated lies about black contribution and
    society and shit

  3. So cute. Good job guys. The one The only, maybe the video is conveying the
    end result of 400 years of mixing. Not all Blacks are dark skinned. Maybe
    it the beginnings of a revolution of those of us who are mixed to stand up
    and show the darker skinned to be proud of who they are. We,with lighter
    skin,Count our selves blessed to be part of this great history. 

  4. you forgot this historical fact

    One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether
    free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this
    question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people
    in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least
    since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War. For me, the
    really fascinating questions about black slave-owning are how many black
    “masters” were involved, how many slaves did they own and why did they own
    slaves?

    The answers to these questions are complex, and historians have been
    arguing for some time over whether free blacks purchased family members as
    slaves in order to protect them — motivated, on the one hand, by
    benevolence and philanthropy, as historian Carter G. Woodson put it, or
    whether, on the other hand, they purchased other black people “as an act of
    exploitation,” primarily to exploit their free labor for profit, just as
    white slave owners did. The evidence shows that, unfortunately, both things
    are true. The great African-American historian, John Hope Franklin, states
    this clearly: “The majority of Negro owners of slaves had some personal
    interest in their property.” But, he admits, “There were instances,
    however, in which free Negroes had a real economic interest in the
    institution of slavery and held slaves in order to improve their economic
    status.”

    In a fascinating essay reviewing this controversy, R. Halliburton shows
    that free black people have owned slaves “in each of the thirteen original
    states and later in every state that countenanced slavery,” at least since
    Anthony Johnson and his wife Mary went to court in Virginia in 1654 to
    obtain the services of their indentured servant, a black man, John Castor,
    for life.

    And for a time, free black people could even “own” the services of white
    indentured servants in Virginia as well. Free blacks owned slaves in Boston
    by 1724 and in Connecticut by 1783; by 1790, 48 black people in Maryland
    owned 143 slaves. One particularly notorious black Maryland farmer named
    Nat Butler “regularly purchased and sold Negroes for the Southern trade,”
    Halliburton wrote.,,,,,,, you are a hater,, skin color makes a difference
    only in the eyes of the beholder

  5. Hey Andrew I enjoyed your comments, Black history stretches far back in
    time.
    I believe a Black man or woman can be whatever they set out to be, they
    need to be given the chance!
    God knows they have more than earned it.

  6. Almost all of these kids are blacks who have a very light skin. Why don’t
    they bring the REAL BLACK kids?
    Are blacks racist to their own darker skin blacks?

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