Category: Historical

Iforcolor takes a look back into history.

Watts Riot of Los Angeles, 1965 by Irivin Ward

    Watts Riot of Los Angeles (1965) By Irivin Ward Prior to the Watts Riot, in Los Angeles and other parts of the country, Black men were viewed as threatening figures and people who committed crimes. Although segregation was over it was a “open secret” that police officers were to keep people (Blacks) in …

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Mahalia Jackson – Singer

Mahalia Jackson Written By Raven Campbell Born:  October 26, 1911 as Mahala Jackson, later changed to Mahalia Jackson in 1931. Mahalia was the third child to John A. Jackson, a barber and preacher, and Charity Clark. Mahalia Jackson grew up in a shotgun home shared by 13 people. Raised by her Aunt Duke after her …

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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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