African-American History

On black history and momentum

P-MV. This is the formula for momentum. Momentum(P) = (m)mass x (v)velocity. Black history is our history–not someone else’s. We are responsible for preserving and lifting up our story. It is our story to tell, and it is our individual and collective responsibility to know, own and share it. We have depended on others to […]

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Slavery and Capitalism: A Story of Co-dependence

Without the labor of blacks in America, the cultural and economic history of this nation would be vastly different. Edward E. Baptist, professor of history at Cornell University, relates in sharp relief the history, context and continuing impact of slavery and its powerful impact on U.S. economic, social and political life in his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

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