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FISK JUBILEE SINGERS   |  On Nov. 16, 1871, a group of unknown singers — all but two were former Slaves — arrived at Oberlin College in Ohio to perform before a national convention of ministers.  The Jubilee Singers presented a selection of spirituals and other songs associated with slavery.  “They said you could hear the soft weeping…because sometimes when you think about what you are singing, particularly if you believe it, you can’t help but be moved.” -Horace C. Boyer, musicologist.

Jubilee Singers preserving Negro spiritual tradition: Greeneville Appearance on Saturday

On Nov. 16, 1871, a group of unknown singers — all but two former slaves and many still in their teens — arrived at Oberlin College in Ohio to perform before a national convention of ministers. After a few standard ballads, the Jubilee Singers presented a selection of spirituals and other songs associated with slavery. It was one of the first public performances of the secret music African-Americans had been singing in the fields and behind closed doors for generations. “All of a sudden…

Chains for slaves,Zanzibar,Tanzania-For many yrs.,Stonetown,Zanzibar was a major centre for the slave trade.Before they were shipped out they were kept here for several days without food,chained in this dark cell where they could stay up to 75 days.A donkey costed more than a man.by Eric Lafforgue, via Flickr

Chains for slaves, Zanzibar, Tanzania

For many years, Stonetown in Zanzibar was a major centre for the slave trade. Before they were shipped out they were kept here for several days without food or water, chained in this dark cell where they could stay up to 75...When you visit this, you can not stay longer than 1 minute when 2 others tourists arrive inside, as you suffocate... A donkey costed more than a man. © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com

In the early 1830s, the Virginia legislature passed statutes that made giving slaves and freed blacks reading and writing lessons punishable by law. Born into slavery in 1856, five years before the Civil War began, Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write.

Fifty Cents and a Dream

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Proverbs 22:6 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Susie King Taylor (8/06/1848 - 10/061912) learned to read and write as a child, and when she and her family fled to Union-occupied St. Simons Island in 1862 army officers asked her to teach the refugees. When St, Simons was deserted she accompanied her husband's regiment, nursing and teaching the soldiers. Her memoir, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, is the only Civil War memoir written by an African American woman. #TodayInBlackHistory

Susie King Taylor (1848-1912)

Susie Baker King Taylor was the first Black educator to teach openly in a school for formerly enslaved African Americans in Georgia. As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d Unit

Inez J. Baskin an American journalist and civil rights supporter) covered the Civil Rights Movement & the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Ms Baskin worked as a journalist & reporter for the "Negro News" (Montgomery Adviser),  was hired by Jet Magazine & the American Negro Press (1955) to cover the bus boycott after Rosa Parks arrest. She's most famous for the photograph on a Montgomery bus sitting in front of Martin Luther King Jr. (after the Bus Boycott ended).

Inez J. Baskin an American journalist and civil rights supporter) covered the Civil Rights Movement & the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Ms Baskin worked as a journalist & reporter for the "Negro News" (Montgomery Adviser), was hired by Jet Magazine & the American Negro Press (1955) to cover the bus boycott after Rosa Parks arrest. She's most famous for the photograph on a Montgomery bus sitting in front of Martin Luther King Jr. (after the Bus Boycott ended).

Skychi Travel Guide Atlanta "The Behold" sculpture commerates the heroic principles that guided the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.On January 11, 1990, Coretta Scott King unveiled this monument as a tribute to her husband and an inspiration to others to fight for dignity, social justice and human rights.  Patrick Morelli's sculpture reflects the ancient African Ritual of lifting a newborn child to the heavens and recting these words:"Behold the only thing greater than yourself".

Skychi Travels Guide Atlanta

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Preservation District- Atlanta, GA