Tag: Civil War

A Slave\'s Rebellion… the Denmark Vesey Story

October 21, 2014
Denmark Vesey, or Telemaque while enslaved, (1767 – July 2, 1822) was an African-American man who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States in 1822. He was enslaved in South Carolina. After purchasing his freedom, he planned an extensive slave rebellion. Word of the plans was leaked, and authorities arrested

History of the Civil Rights Movement

September 28, 2014
Beginning with the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865, African Americans toiled to reach equal status in the eyes of the law. http://www.WatchMojo.com explores the history of the United States’ Civil Rights Movement. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DOhS/

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a massive upswing in Black

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War {1 of 2}

March 27, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNhf3ZkSuU The story of the tumultuous years after the #civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into… Video Rating: 4 / 5

Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor

March 25, 2014
The Civil War and #reconstruction (HIST 119) Professor Blight begins this lecture in Washington, where the passage of the first Reconstruction Act by Congress… Video Rating: 4 / 5

Editor&’s Statement – African American Politics – A History of Struggle

February 24, 2014
The history of African Americans is a history rich with political struggle. Whether we study the early  slave rebellions, the Civil War, #reconstruction, Post-Reconstruction, the Garvey Movement, the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power movements, or the rise of Black elected officials up to, and including, the election of Barak Obama, African Americans have engaged in deliberate