African-American history

James Derham, the first African American to Practice Medicine in the United States

Dr. James Durham has been widely acknowledged as the first recognized African American to practice medicine in the United States.

Anthropology Days: The Racist Olympic Event of 1904

The shameless Anthropology Days exhibition was held during the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, where natives from foreign lands participated in various “special Olympic” events.

Denmark Vesey Was Hanged On This Day in 1822 For Planning The Most Extensive Slave Revolt in U.S. History

Denmark Vesey was a self-educated Black man who was hanged alongside his co-conspirators for planning what is today regarded as the most extensive slave rebellion in U.S. history.
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Phillis Wheatley: the First Black Woman to Publish a Book

After being snatched from her parents home in West Africa and sold into slavery in Boston, Phillis Wheatley became the first African American to publish a book of poetry in 1773.