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Breaking the Chains: Revolutionary Black History

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Volume 7 No. 3, February 28, 2013

This issue tells the stories of revolution and resistance that are often left out of Black History Month commemorations, along with present-day struggles that continue this tradition.


The hidden history of Black soldiers’ resistance

While fighting at home against the hypocrisy of the U.S. government, generations of Black service members have stood and fought against U.S. imperialism abroad.

The Charleston hospital strike of 1969

The Charleston strike of Black hospital workers in 1969 was one of the key moments in Southern labor history. Charleston, South Carolina had always been one of the key cities of the Old South.

Lindsay: ‘The State of Black America and the social revolution’

Every year, the National Urban League releases an important report on the “State of Black America.” The report highlights the inequality and institutionalized racism in the United States.

Cambridge, Md. 50 years ago: when the civil rights movement hit back

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic and militant struggle of the Second Ward residents of Dorchester County, Maryland in 1963.

Brooklyn protest responds to NYPD assault on Pride party

One week after he was attacked by a group of bigoted cops, Jabbar Campbell, joined by supporters, marched from his house to the New York Police Department’s 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

150 years ago: first Black soldiers recruited into Civil War

On February 16, 1863, Boston, Mass. residents opened their newspapers to find an unprecedented advertisement in the daily newspaper. It called for “Good men of African descent” to enlist in the 54th Regiment of the Union Army.
 
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