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11.9k votersThe Greatest Black Actors In Film HistoryFrom any era and genre, these are the greatest Black actors in film history, ranked by the community to determine who is the best ...
People Trivia
125.6k views17 Things You Didn't Know About Harriet TubmanThe biography of Harriet Tubman reads less like a stodgy figure from the past and more like a modern action hero. Far from just be...
US History
2.8k viewsThe Story Of Robert Smalls, The Born Slave Who Went On To Serve In The US House Of RepresentativesIn some of the world's darkest moments, we can find the most inspirational stories. There's Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.,...
History
3.7k viewsFirsthand Accounts Of The 1963 March On Washington That Still Inspire UsOn August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in the United States capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedo...
Historical Entertainment
1.2k votersGreat Historical Black Movies Based On True StoriesHistorical movies about famous Black people often focus on stories of bravery in the face of oppression. The top historical Black ...
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839 votersThe Best Movies For Black ChildrenThis list contains information on the best Black kids' movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Black kids films ...
Entertainment
336 votersThe Greatest African American BiopicsThough we tend to get the most entertainment out of action-packed thrillers, sci-fi flicks, and comedies, a good biopic every now ...
Female Professionals
29.9k views26 Famous Black Female Politicians Who Are Great Role ModelsNo matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it's undeniable that these Black female politicians are impressive individuals...
People Trivia
59k views15 Incredible Facts About Madam CJ Walker, The First American Female MillionaireBorn Sarah Breedlove, Madam CJ Walker was an African American entrepreneur in the early 1900s. During an era of Jim Crow laws and ...
Actresses
7.7k votersThe Greatest Black Actresses Of All TimeThis list ranks the very best Black and African American actresses of all time. These great Black actresses have starred in every ...
Whoa Facts
54.6k views15 Surprising And Little-Known Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.Civil Rights activist and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr., is most remembered for his use of nonviolence and civil disobe...
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5k votersWell-Made Movies About SlaveryHere is a list of slave movies, ranked by their quality and storytelling. These are the top movies that deal with the issue of sla...
Feminism
46.2k viewsThe First Black Aristocrat & The Massacre That Helped Lead To The Abolition Of SlaveryDido Elizabeth Belle was England's first known aristocrat of African descent. She spent the majority of her life at Kenwood, the e...
Whoa Facts
18.6k viewsThe Insane Story of The Slave Who Literally Mailed Himself To FreedomThe life of Henry "Box" Brown is so notable because he was an Antebellum-Era Virginia plantation slave who managed to mailed himse...
US History
11.9k views10 Inspiring Stories From The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad - it was a network of people dedicated to freeing enslaved men and...
People Trivia
17.7k viewsPatty Cannon And The Anti-Underground Railroad That Sent African Americans To SlaveryWho was Patty Cannon? She was the woman who ran a reverse-Underground Railroad. And what did the reverse-Underground Railroad do? ...
US History
224.1k views18 Ways Racism Was Kept Alive In America After The Civil WarRacism in America didn't end with the Civil War. Though the Reconstruction Era - a period from 1865 to 1877, in which a Republican...
US History
448.7k viewsHell On Water: The Brutal Misery Of Life On Slave ShipsThe Atlantic Slave Trade saw millions of Africans removed from their homeland, shipped across an ocean, and forced to work in brut...
History
19.4k viewsClaudette Colvin: The Teenager Who Refused To Give Up Her Seat Before Rosa Parks DidMost people know the story of Rosa Parks, the woman who defied Alabama's segregation laws and became an integral figure in the Civ...
Explainer
163.2k viewsThe Rosewood Massacre: How One Woman's Lie Started A Race War That Destroyed A TownIn the history of the United States of America, there is, unfortunately, no shortage of racism-inspired tragic events. Due to the ...