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If you’re interested in learning about the long-time international editor of Ebony magazine, then my Era Bell Thompson Black History Facts profile is for you.

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Summary Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson is a book about family and identity. Eleanor Bennett was married with two children who despite being several years apart were very close as…

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If you’re interested in learning about a lawyer and activist who helped outlaw school segregation in Pennsylvania and later became the first Black judge appointed to the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, then my Raymond Pace Alexander Black History Facts profile is for you.

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“Beloved” is a 1998 film starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, and Thandie Newton that was adapted from a Toni Morrison novel. Back in the 1970s while working as an editor, Morrison came across a newspaper clipping about an enslaved woman who attempted to escape but was captured. Distressed at being forced to return to bondage, the woman attempted to kill her children to avoid having them return to slavery. That newspaper article inspired Morrison to write “Beloved”.

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If you’re interested in learning about the author of the Obie award-winning and Tony-nominated “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”, then my Ntozake Shange Black History Facts profile is for you.

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