Category: Historical

Iforcolor takes a look back into history.

The Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Trials Live On Written by Kimble Marshall < When: March 25, 1931 through October 1976 Info on time period: 1929 – 1939- after the Stock the Market Crash of 1929, The Great Depression – “The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II” (“The Great Depression”) …

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Tuskegee Airmen (99th Division) – Pilots

Tuskegee Airmen  Written By Scott Hellmuth    Throughout past wars of the United States, African Americans have been denied certain privileges of fighting for their country.  This was evident especially in the Second World War.  However, the Tuskegee Experiment became the first exclusively black fighter squadron ever in the United States Army.  This experiment was …

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Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) – Abolitionist

OLAUDAH EQUIANO Written by Cassandra Meade Early Life Born in Essaka, an Igbo village in West Africa in 1745 was  also was said to be born in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. He was the son of a chief. Had 5 brothers and a sister, he was the youngest son with one younger sister. He …

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Madam Sul-Te-Wan

~ Madam Sul-Te-Wan ~  Prominent Black Actress During Silent Film Era By Dale Shields Madame Sul-Te-Wan (Nellie Conley) –  (1873-1959), was one of the most prominent Black actresses during the silent film era. “We never did discover the origin of her name. No one was bold enough to ask.” – Actress Lillian Gish. Madame Sul-Te-Wan career …

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