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Iforcolor takes a look back into history.

BLACK HISTORY

  A Dale Shields Research Collaboration BLACK HISTORY The first Africans as slave labor are introduced in America. A Dutch trader exchanges his cargo of 20 Africans for food in Jamestown Virginia, in August of 1619. It is believed that these Africans were sold into conditions similar to indentured servitude – a common practice in …

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Black American Soldiers in the Civil War by Matthew Elliott

  Black American Soldiers in the Civil War  by Matthew Elliott  Edited and revised by Dale Ricardo Shields   The American Civil War is arguably the most gruesome and brutal war in United States history. Brothers fought against brothers, fathers fought against sons, and through this terrible conflict a people were finally granted freedom. Though …

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General Colin Luther Powell – A Political General by Cory David Fore

Colin Powell A Political General By Cory David Fore Edited by Dale Shields ““Have a vision. Be demanding.” – Colin Luther Powell The story of Colin Luther Powell is the epitome of the American Dream. Colin Powell was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in New York’s Harlem borough at a time when African-Americans were given very …

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Marcus Garvey: From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader By Stacy St. Hilaire

  Marcus Garvey:  From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader ~~~              by Stacy St. Hilaire Edited by Dale Shields “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey is one of the most influential Black men of all time. He emerged …

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