A Brief History
On February 25, 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, was sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress. Over 150 years later, on February 25, 2023, a collaboration of several history YouTubers attempts to help promote and uplift the history black people in the United States and diaspora as well as their ancestors both in and out of Africa. Rather than the usual narrative that is taught in the American school system which largely focuses on the topic of oppression and subsequent freedom against this oppression, the aim of this playlist is to discuss the more obscure yet impressive or misunderstood topics about black history that bring positivity and appeal to the topic rather than tragedy, pity, or negativity.
Our story begins long ago…
While the preceding videos have covered quite a bit about black history, the story of black people continues and we hope that your learning about them will also continue beyond our playlist.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
The featured image in this article, the logo for the “Untold Black History” collaboration, was shared with myself (Dr. Zar) and the other participants in “Untold Black History” by the YouTube channel Ken Kwame Writes for use in our videos and for promoting the collaboration.