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  1. African-American Pamphlets (1818 - 1907)

  2. Timeline of African-American History (1852 - 1880)

  3. Timeline of African-American History (1881 - 1900)

  4. Timeline of African-American History (1901 - 1925)

  5. -African-American History (Library of Congress)
      Uses treasures, key historical documents in the Library of Congress, to weave a story on the history of African-Americans in the United States. 2-01

  6. -07-22-09 Police Sergeant Enters African-American Home Uninvited (The Boston Globe)
      "Gates’s lawyer and Harvard colleague, Charles Ogletree, said what angered his client was that the police officer stepped inside Gates’s Ware Street house, uninvited, to demand identification and question him."

      "Gates showed his Harvard identification and Massachusetts drivers license with his home address, Ogletree said, adding, 'Even after presentation of ID, the officer was still questioning his presence.' "

      "Said Bobo: 'The whole interaction should have ended right there, but I guess that wasn’t enough. The officer felt he hadn’t been deferred to sufficiently.' " 07-09

  7. -07-22-09 Police Sergeant Enters African-American Home Uninvited (CNN News)
      " 'It seems eerily ironic Mr. Gates was returning from China, where surveillance is so high and freedom of speech and ideas so curtailed,' Walker said. 'To see the mugshot of Skip was a blow to all of us who feel some sense of safety based on our work to try to mend all of these broken fences in America -- to make ourselves into people who refuse to be limited by race and class and gender and everything else.' "

      " 'To end up, at the end of the day, treated like a criminal, unjustly stripped of our accomplishments and contributions even if only for a moment, is profoundly disturbing. We must ask ourselves what it means, and to allow ourselves to face various scenarios regarding power and freedom and how these will intersect in the coming years.' " 07-09

  8. African-American Travel Guide for the 1950's (CNN News)
      ""The Green Book," as it was known, was first published in 1936. Initially, it pointed out friendly restaurants and hotels in New York. It eventually expanded to include everything from lodging and gas stations to tailor shops and doctor's offices across the nation, as well as in Bermuda, Mexico and Canada." 02-11

  9. African-American History (
      Teachers provide tutorials on videos. 09-12

  10. Women Writers of Color (University of Minnesota)
      Provides biographies of women writers who are African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Chicana, Latina, Indigenous, or Native American.

  11. Assessments of Nonprofit Organizations - Top Rated (
      Provides a grade for the top rated organizations in of the major areas of giving. The categories include Abortion and Family Planning, Hispanic, African-American, Homelessness and Housing, Aids, Human Rights, American Indian, Human Services, Animal Protection, Hunger, Asia and Asian-American, International Relief and Development, Blind and Visually-Impaired, Jewish and Israel, Cancer, Literacy, Child Protection, Mental Health and Retardation, Child Sponsorship, Peace and International Relations, Civil Rights and Advocacy, Population Planning, Consumer Protection and Legal Aid, Public Policy, Crime Prevention, Terminally Ill, Disabled, Veterans and Military, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Women's Rightts, Environment, Youth Development, Gun Control (Pro and Con), Youth-Residential Care, and Health-General. 11-01

  12. Faith-Based Environmentalism (EMagazine)
      "One factor in the resurgence of faith-based environmentalism is the 1993 founding of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE) by a former radio talk show host and spokesperson for New York City’s Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine named Paul Gorman (see sidebar interview). NRPE quickly proved its effectiveness by joining together and helping educate such disparate and mainstream bodies as the U.S. Catholic Conference (the policy agency for all Catholic bishops, clergy and parishes), the National Council of Churches of Christ (a federation of Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and African-American denominations), the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL, an alliance across all four Jewish movements) and the Evangelical Environmental Network (a coalition of evangelical Christian agencies and institutions)." 5-03

  13. Forbes, James Alexander (NOW with Bill Moyers)
      "In their March 4, 1996 issue, Newsweek magazine recognized Forbes as one of the 12 'most effective preachers' in the English-speaking world. He was designated as one of America’s greatest Black preachers by Ebony magazine in 1984 and 1993. Forbes won the Alumni Charter Day Award of Howard University for Distinguished Post Graduate Achievement In Ministry. In 1995 he emerged in the Baylor University Survey as one of twelve remarkable and most effective preachers in the English-speaking world."

      "On June 1, 1989, The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr. was installed as the fifth Senior Minister of The Riverside Church. Forbes is the first African-American to serve as Senior Minister of one of the largest multicultural congregations in the nation. He is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches and the Original United Holy Church of America." 12-03

  14. 06-26-04 Farenheit 9/11 Goes After Bush (
      "Michael Moore’s scathing indictment of the Bush administration, 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' winner of the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, doesn’t break a lot of new ground."

      "The freshest ammunition in Moore’s arsenal is a camcorder tape of Bush’s ultra-delayed reaction to the news that the World Trade Center had been hit by terrorists. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Bush was reading to kids at a Florida elementary school. After being informed of the attacks, Bush froze and continued with the classroom lesson — for nearly seven minutes."

      "But there’s a somber quality to the film’s second half, as the cost of the Iraq war becomes harder to hide. Interviews with fed-up American soldiers and furious Iraqi citizens are particularly chilling. So is Moore’s talk with a woman who lost her disillusioned son in Iraq and tearily confesses that she should have been paying more attention to the reasons he went."

      " 'Fahrenheit 9/11' isn’t entirely designed to skewer the current administration. Democrats are chastised for voting for the war and for not challenging the Supreme Court’s decision to anoint Bush, while senators of both parties are condemned for not backing African-American Congressmen who questioned the Florida election. Moore’s final hope, delivered in a non-partisan spirit, is that 'we won’t get fooled again.' ” 6-04

  15. 11-29-04 Jackson: Kerry Supports Full Investigation in Ohio (
      "John Kerry supports a 'full investigation' into voting irregularities in Ohio, Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday, during a teleconference with media regarding a recount and legal challenge of the Nov. 2 vote."

      " 'We want to look at the exit polls,' Jackson said, referring to at least two non-partisan Election Day polls, by Zogby and CNN, which gave Kerry 53 percent and 51 percent of the vote, respectively. 'We don’t want to be presumptuous, but these numbers in the Butler, Clarmont, Warren and Hamilton counties are suspicious.' ”

      "By suspicious, Jackson is referring to the latest analysis of the Nov. 2 vote by a coalition of Ohio voting rights activists. In analyzing the still-unofficial results, the totals reveal that C. Ellen Connally, an African-American Democratic candidate from Cleveland for Ohio Chief Justice, received 257,000 more votes than Kerry. It is highly improbable that Connally’s vote totals would be so much higher than Kerry’s,' Fitrakis said."

      " 'Statistically, Kerry, as the Democratic presidential candidate, should have more votes than Connally. In a presidential election, most voters have the priority of casting a vote for president and the votes for president are almost always much higher than those of candidates farther down the ticket.' " 11-04

  16. Cole, Nat "King" (
      Provides a biography of the singer and composer. "He was one of the first African-American artists to star in a radio show (1948–49), and in 1956 he became the first African American to host a network television show. His daughter Natalie (Maria) Cole,. 1950–, b. Los Angeles, is also a popular singer." 1-05

  17. Cosby, Bill (
      "He became known as a comedian and was subsequently the first African-American actor to star in a dramatic series on television (I Spy, 1965–68). He has since starred in several television series, most notably the situation comedy The Cosby Show (1984–92), the most popular program on American television during the late 1980s. Cosby has won numerous Emmy awards and written several books, including Fatherhood (1986). He was inducted (1992) into the Television Hall of Fame, and six years later he was awarded a presidential medal." 1-05

  18. Farrakhan, Louis (
      "In 1995 he was one of the chief organizers of the Million Man March, a day of renewal for African-American men in Washington, D.C." 1-05

  19. Walker, Alice (
      "African-American novelist and poet, b. Eatonon, Ga. She brings her travel experience in Africa and memories of the American civil-rights movement to an examination of the experience of African Americans, mainly in the South, and of Africans." 1-05

  20. Marshall, Thurgood (
      "Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 - January 24, 1993) was the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was known for his liberal and pro-Civil rights positions." 1-05

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