African American History Month | Periscope

This collection honors our history and the African Americans who made strides in the advancement of African Americans.

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Robert Smalls | Periscope
Robert Smalls | Periscope

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In 1839, Robert Smalls was born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina. As a slave, he worked in the Charleston shipyards. After learning the local harbor and surrounding waters, 23-year-old Robert...
Ruby Bridges (1960) | Periscope
Ruby Bridges (1960) | Periscope

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Ruby Bridges' first day at William Frantz Elementary School was very unusual. Integration, or the sharing of schools by African American and white people, had recently become law in 1960. She was one...
A Daring Escape: The Planter | Periscope
A Daring Escape: The Planter | Periscope

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On the evening of May 12, 1862, the captain and officers of the Planter left the ship to spend the night on the shore. Robert and the rest of the slave crew had to stay on board under captain's orders...
Colored Water Fountain | Periscope
Colored Water Fountain | Periscope

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Ruby was born in 1954. At the time, African-American children and white children had to attend separate schools. Segregation, or the separation of African American and white people, was practiced by...
Journal of Negro History Volume I | Periscope
Journal of Negro History Volume I | Periscope

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"Men of scholarship…must show us the right way and lead us into light, which is shining brighter and brighter." - Carter Woodson The association's goal was to study African American history, publish...
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope

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Gandhi used nonviolent protest to promote civil rights for the people of India. "True nonviolence should mean a complete freedom from ill will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all." –...
March on Washington | Periscope
March on Washington | Periscope

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Like Gandhi, Dr. King committed his life to peacefully helping people attain civil rights. Much of Dr. King's work concerned the civil rights of African Americans. During the 1950s, there were fewer...