Category: Historical

Iforcolor takes a look back into history.

Benjamin Banneker-Abolitionist, Inventor, and Intellectual by Elizabeth Cohan-Lawson

Benjamin Banneker   Abolitionist, Inventor, and Intellectual by Elizabeth Cohan-Lawson  Edited and revised by Dale Shields “My whole life has been a mathematical proof of what a black man can do.” – Benjamin Banneker   In Stevie Wonder’s 1976 track, Black Man, the lyrics profess: “First clock to be made/ In America was created by a …

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Slavery Portal

SLAVERY >>>>>>>>                                Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work.[1]      Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, …

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Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype‏ by Sean Smith

Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype By Sean Smith Edited information, additional photo and film/television research by Dale Shields‏ The Mammy archetype is one of the most notable Black stereotypes and caricatures which exist in (Black) American culture.   The Mammy, generally characterized as masculine, overweight, sexually unattractive, large-breasted, non-threatening, and protective of their white families, …

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100 Greatest Male R&B/Soul Vocalists.

  100 Greatest Male R&B/Soul Vocalists.   1. Jackie Wilson   2. Roy Hamilton   3. Clyde McPhatter   4. Sam Cooke   5. Marvin Gaye   6. Tony Williams (Platters)   7. Solomon Burke   8. Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)   9. Little Willie John 10. Al Green 11. Smokey Robinson 12. Luther Vandross …

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