Tag: History

The Black Cabinet: The Road to a New Deal

Subject Black Cabinet; New Deal; President Franklin D Roosevelt Description The Black Cabinet consisted of a group of working-class African American professionals whose purpose was to perform an advisory role to President D. Roosevelt during his administration from 1933 to 1945. This informal entity actively fought for the […]

‘We’re still facing the challenge of we’re not good enough or worthy of the business’: How a 141-year-old Ohio moving company became America’s oldest Black-owned business

Subject Black-Owned Business; Moving Company; John T. Ward Description Sometime in the mid-19th century, John T. Ward, a Black man from Virginia who had relocated to Central Ohio, began transporting escaped enslaved people via the Underground Railroad. He relied on two horses and a wagon, covering a critical […]

Group Seeks Clemency for 110 Black Soldiers Convicted in 1917 Houston Riot

Subject US Military; Clemency;1917 Houston Riot Description A group of attorneys and advocates have pledged to seek clemency for 110 Black soldiers who were convicted in a mutiny and riots at a military camp in Houston in 1917. Creator The Guardian Source https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/20/clemency-110-black-soldiers-1917-houston-mutiny Publisher theguardian.com File

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