1. Futurist

    Were the Blacks who moved out of the South during the Great Migration more affluent?

    I'm curious about this--were the Blacks who moved out of the Southern U.S. during the Great Migration between 1910 and 1970 (see here: ) more affluent than those who stayed behind? Or was the reverse true? Basically, I am curious...
  2. B

    Was preventing blacks from voting used as a pretext to prevent poor whites?

    At the peak of low turnout in the first decade of the 20th century, about half as many whites voted in the former Confederacy as in the north. At the time of the Civil War, only South Carolina and Louisiana had property requirements for voting. Some restrictions specifically targeted blacks...
  3. 1stvermont

    Was Abraham Lincoln a friend of blacks?

    “No one has understood this better than the educated negroes... that Lincoln was not, above all other things, the liberator of the colored race” Roy Basler The Lincoln legend 1935 “He never contemplated with any degree of substantiation the prospect of a free negro race living in the same...
  4. L

    Protection under the law for Blacks during Jim Crow?

    During the Jim Crow era in the south, did blacks have any protection under the law since lynchings were not illegal at the time? If they were victims of crimes by whites would the police investigate or would the courts not take it seriously usually ruling against them or giving the most lenient...
  5. L

    history of Free Blacks in non slave states and canada

    Has there been much written on this? Any recommendations? Or best use for an essay or short article would be 12 years a slave? Or Frederick Douglass? I do recall Abraham Lincoln telling a group of free blacks, their best option would be to return to Africa because they would not be respected or...
  6. S

    Blacks in Medieval Europe:

    Would sub-Saharan black Africans have been a common sight in some of Europe's bigger cities before the Renaissance? As early as the 13th century it appears that blacks were present in Europe. In what capacity I don't know, perhaps as merchants or sailors? A statue of St. Maurice at the...
  7. L

    Liberia & Sierra Leone: life in colonies ruled by freed Blacks

    How did the former enslaved blacks rule those colonies set up as a form of compensation or redress for slavery? How were they welcomed? treat the native people? I understand when Samuel Doe seized power in the 80s he was the first indigenous Liberian to be president. All former heads of state...
  8. B

    Crimes against blacks in the Jim Crow south

    At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power: Danielle L. McGuire: 9780307389244: Books@@AMEPARAM@@ My...
  9. notgivenaway

    why was Lincoln "bad" for not believing blacks should have had the same rights?

    why was Lincoln "bad" for not believing blacks should have had the same rights? 5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation - History in the Headlines Was he really any different to other whites of his era? why does he even NOW get vilified for having in reality...
  10. Azad67

    Ancient Egyptions were blacks (negroids)?

    While watching the trailer of "Gods of egypt", i saw angry comments down below, that movie has been white-washed, that egyptions were blacks. Some black from America commented that egyption civilazation is their heritage. In response to a comment of modere day egyption, some African-American...
  11. D

    Historic College Worth Visiting

    Here's why history buffs should include Oberlin College on their bucket lists: Travel Tip: Have you ever visited this incredible place?
  12. B

    How many slaves were owned by blacks?

    Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860: Larry Koger: 9781570030376: Books@@AMEPARAM@@ This book indicates there were 10,000 slaves owned by blacks in 4 states. So I would...
  13. K

    Blacks Had No History Before Slavery?

    Most Western blacks are taught nothing of their history before slavery. Our public school system drowns us with knowledge of European history and American history (in the US) but no history about Africa. Most people (regardless of race) give little care about Africa and have very little...
  14. B

    Kidnapping of Free Blacks

    Beyond 12 Years A Slave: The Early Black Press and the Kidnapping of Free Black Children by Kim Gallon | Black Press Research Collective The movie "12 Years a Slave" is based on a book by a carpenter and violinist who was kidnapped, presented as a runaway and worked on plantations in Louisiana...
  15. Nemowork

    No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs - no facts?

    The subject came up in the black Britsh thread again and it got me thinking. How much truth is there to this story of signs up in guest house windows. Its an accepted fact of modern life that these signs were in existence in the 50s and 60s, but is there actual proof that they existed. A quick...
  16. Menshevik

    Do blacks dominate sports? Why?

    It is my opinion that black people dominate the world of sports. My perspective is based mostly on sports in the U.S. I've come up with three different answers so far. 1. My logic is flawed, and this isn't the case at all. 2. It's scientific and genetic. Enslaved Africans were bred much like any...
  17. L

    Why so much racism and violence towards blacks in 18th and 19th century America?

    When I was watching the movie Django Unchained, I couldn't help but wonder: Why was there so much violence, hatred and aggression towards blacks in this period of American history? What made these white folks treat the blacks so poorly? What fueled all this violence and hatred? thanks
  18. jehosafats

    Blacks, Jews, and the Comedy of Subversion

    Chicago Humanities Festival | Blacks, Jews, and the Comedy of Subversion Very interesting symposium on Black and Jewish-American humor.
  19. SudaniMujahid

    Exposing Libyan rebels racism: tying up blacks and putting them into zoos.

    Libya: Blacks treated like Apes in the Zoo by rebels - YouTube What do you think of such digusting scenes, Im sure many of you heard that they were ''mercenaries''; even if that were the case they still derserve to prove such allegations were true, and hey this is what NATO/USA, a state...
  20. Qymaen

    Blacks and the US Military

    During World War II various units of various ethnicities served in the US military. Why is it that the US Command didn't want blacks to serve in combat and yet they let a Japanese unit fight in Italy?