Historians Share Lesser Known Black History Facts

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(AmericanProsperity.com) – While we are at the beginning of Black History Month, it’s important to address the Black history lessons that are lesser known and helped to shape our present day. Historians are diving in and looking into some historical events that might not be taught as often as they should be.

Teaching black history in the classroom has become difficult in some areas due to restrictions within history books and lessons. In fact, in Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, and some other states, there are restrictions on certain lessons that involve race in the classroom and some even reject African American history classes.

With this said, we’re going to look into a few events that involve black history that are lesser known.

Freedom Summer was a movement that took place in Mississippi, also known as the Mississippi Summer Project, and this consisted of activists rounding up to register as many black voters as possible. This took place in 1964 and the thought was that with a more civil way of doing things and with media coverage, they could make a difference. However, this Freedom Summer project ended with more than 60 churches and homes being bombed, 3 black Mississippians being killed, four civil rights workers being killed, 80 people being beaten, and more than 1,000 people being arrested during the movement.

In the 1930s protests and boycotts filled cities as the “don’t buy where you can’t work” rule was being pushed on blacks in the city. Essentially, this meant that black citizens could not shop in places where they were not able to be hired. This led to protests and boycotts to allow African Americans to work which eventually did create tens of thousands of jobs for African Americans.

Robert vs. The City of Boston case in 1847 resulted in the ruling that led to “separate, but equal”, which is something that was heard many times following this case. A resident named Benjamin Roberts sued the city of Boston because his daughter had to go to a school that was much farther away due to the closer ones being all-white schools.

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