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I visited the Nigerian city Lagos about one year ago and I was surprised – ó ya mi l’ẹ́nu – walking through the “Brazilian quarter”, a district known locally as Pópó Àgùdà.

On Barbados, the First Black Slave Society

Barbados was the birthplace of British slave society and the most ruthlessly colonized by Britain’s ruling elites. They made their fortunes from sugar produced by an enslaved, “disposable” workf

9 Facts About Slavery

A circulating list of nine historical “facts” about slavery accurately details the participation of non-whites in slave ownership and trade in America.

The African-American Migration Experience

The African-American Migration Experience presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselve

The African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)

A LOC resource guide for the study of Black History and Culture, the Mosaic explores colonization, abolition, migration, and the WPA. Included are maps, charts, primary sources, and background informa

Black Past

Welcome to This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion peop

The Sweet Trials, Clarence Darrow and Race

“I would like to see a time when man loves his fellow-man, and forgets his color or his creed. We will never be civilized until that time comes. I know the Negro race has a long road to go. I be

The Secret Religion of the Slaves

The religion of the slaves was both visible and invisible, formally organized and spontaneously adapted. Regular Sunday worship in the local church was paralleled by illicit, or at least informal, pra

Joe Louis

Joe Louis burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1934 with style and skill such as the boxing world has seldom seen. Known to many as the “Brown Bomber,” Louis emerged victorious from

Shadow Ball : Buck O'Neil Interview

Every town had a baseball team — my town, Carrabelle, Florida, had a little local team and my father played on the baseball team and he would take me around with him to the baseball fields, and I lo

The Best of Buck O'Neil

Celebrating the life and legacy of Kansas City’s most beloved baseball icon

Buck O'Neil

John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil (November 13, 1911 – October 6, 2006) was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. After his playin