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‘A story Brazil never wanted to tell’: the podcasts reclaiming the country’s Black history

One of Brazil’s most celebrated Black authors sat on stage and posed a vital question to a nation unaware of its past. Why, asked Conceição Evaristo, were Brazilian schoolchildren taught about the 1835 Ragamuffin war – when separatist forces rebelled against the empire at the behest of white landowners – but not the Malê revolt,

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William Duke Smither, author of BACKROADS TO ‘BETHLEHEM’: Odysseys of the Maroon Warrior, in the Shadows of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,and PASSAGE(S) to SAINT-DOMINGUE: ‘Jakobe’s Journey’, Overture to the Gathering of Vulturesis a Frankfort Kentucky native; Richmond Virginia resident. Retired Public Utility and Nuclear site worker, Married w/ 3 children and 6 grandchildren; U.S. Navy Vietnam Era & Cuban Missile Crisis Veteran, serving as Combat Information Center Radar man aboard the USS Mazama-AE9 and USS Springfield-CLG7(then home ported on the French Riviera in Villefranche-sur-Mer); Member of “Cuban Blockade Survivors” & The American Legion…[read more]

Katherine Goble Johnson (1918-2020)
Katherine Goble Johnson, heralded as the first…
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George Cleveland Hall (1864-1930)
Dr. George Cleveland Hall, Chicago…
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Raymond Harold/ “Ray” Boone Sr. (1938-2014)
Prominent Virginia journalist Ray Boone Sr…
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Robert L. Woodson Sr. (1937– )
Born into poverty on April 8, 1937, in South…
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John Robert Thompson Jr. (1941-2020)
Born in Washington, D.C. on September 2…
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John Wendell Thompson (1949– )
“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Born…
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The Bordentown School (1886-1955)
The “Bordentown School,” founded in 1886…
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Thomas Fuller (1710-1790)
Thomas Fuller, often called “the Virginia…
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D’Army Bailey (1941-2015)
D’Army Bailey founder of the National…
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Calvin Peete (1943–2015)
Calvin Peete at the 1986 Western Open…
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Tunis Gulic Campbell (1812–1891)
Tunis Campbell was one of the most…
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