ashleyshymiller A civil rights leader, antiwar activist, and Pan-African revolutionary, Stokely Carmichael is best known for popularizing the slogan "Black Power," which in the mid 1960s galvanized a movement toward more militant and separatist assertions of black identity, nationalism, and empowerment and away from the liberal, interracial pacifism of Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). #BlackHistoryMonth 2h

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ashleyshymiller Energetic jazz singer, bandleader, performer, and composer, Cabell “Cab” Calloway III was born on Christmas Day, 1907 to Cabell Calloway Jr. and Martha Eulalia Reed in Rochester, New York. Calloway was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and in high school he sung with a group called the Baltimore Melody Boys. Calloway’s success as a performer was due in part to his energetic onstage personality. Known for his frenzied movements, signature white tuxedo and tails, and audience sing-alongs, Calloway soon became a household name of the 1930s. His Cotton Club radio broadcasts and radio appearances with Bing Crosby made him one of the wealthiest performers during the Depression era. #BlackHistoryMonth 1d

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ashleyshymiller Founded in October of 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP) became the most famous black power organization of the late 1960s. Newton and Seale met in 1965 at Merritt College where they were exposed to a burgeoning wave of Black Nationalism, inspired in part by the Afro-American Association, established by Don Warden at the University of California, Berkeley in 1962. Within this group and on their own, they read and discussed an eclectic group of authors including political strategist Frantz Fanon, Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, Mao Zedong, the leader of Communist China, the sociologist E. Franklin Frazier, and the author James Baldwin. Inspired by these thinkers, Newton and Seale developed an intellectual orientation that viewed the black community as a colony exploited by white businessmen, the government, and the police. Eventually, Newton adopted a more Marxist perspective where the liberation of oppressed peoples depended upon their gaining control of their own communities. This Marxist outlook led the Panthers to form alliances with radical whites, Chicanos and other Third World groups. #BlackHistoryMonth 2d
  •   brebremonique 🏽🏽🏽 come through with the Black History Ash 2d
  •   niatate On Feb 16th PBS is showing the documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the revolution. It is really good! 2d

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ashleyshymiller Tiffany Pollard aka New York - Reality TV shade queen who started this shit #BlackHistoryMonth 3d

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ashleyshymiller Mary McLeod Bethune was prominent educator, political leader, and social visionary whose early twentieth century activism for black women and civil rights laid the foundation for the modern civil rights era. Inspired by leaders such as Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Josephine St. Pierre-Ruffin, Bethune mobilized African American women’s organizations to challenge racial injustice and demand first class citizenship. #BlackHistoryMonth 4d

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ashleyshymiller You better pay homage to the greatest. If you ask me, Coldplay's whole setup with the kids and the colors in the stands was paying homage too #Beyonce #SuperBowl #Beyonce 5d

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  •   divalicioussalon I was side eyeing the whole "accidentally" releasing of RiRi's album and yeah making it free as some Bey bulldonkey business going on. My suspensions may be right. 6d
  •   mo8erry If she comes to the SuperBowl wit Big Freedia talkin bout baby hair w/Afros, negro noses with Jackson 5 nostrils, during black history month....I'm a stan for life. 6d
  •   itzmzparker @mo8erry ditto 6d
  •   msfears Why do people have to compare these two. Why does one always have to come up when the conversation is about the other. Still can't wait for the Work video. I can over a support a mini things all at the same Damn time if they deserve it. 6d
  •   ashleyshymiller @msfears who said anyone was comparing and who said you have to support one over the other? It's just jokes and nothing to be taken seriously. We love them both, so... 6d
  •   msfears @I know you love and support them both, you talk about it in often. But it's been rampant all over today, so I needed that vent moment. 6d
  •   beauty1436 And she and Jay sitting at the OKC basketball game like nothing happend lmao. 6d

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ashleyshymiller Through her decades of work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and later with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Ella Baker emerged as one of the most important women in the civil rights movement. #BlackHistoryMonth 6d

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ashleyshymiller Arthur Ashe legendary tennis player, human rights activist, and educator, was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond. #BlackHistoryMonth 1w

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ashleyshymiller When I tell you I still fall out when I see this . @makael86 and @theskorpion reactions #TheSkorpionShow #Classic 1w

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ashleyshymiller Grace Ann Bumbry grew up at 1703 Goode Ave. in St. Louis. She joined the Union Memorial Methodist Church’s choir at eleven, and sang at Sumner High School. She was a 1954 winner on the "Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts." After her concert debut in London in 1959, Bumbry debuted with the Paris Opera the next year. In 1961 Richard Wagner’s grandson featured her in Bayreuth, Germany’s Wagner Festival. The first black to sing there, Bumbry was an international sensation and won the Wagner Medal. A mezzo-soprano who also successfully sang the soprano repertoire, Grace Bumbry recorded on four labels and sang in concerts worldwide. #BlackHistoryMonth 1w

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ashleyshymiller Just got done with my check up at the doctor. Lost another 13 pounds. That's a total of 31 pounds gone, so far 🏼 1w

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ashleyshymiller Matthew Gaines-Former slave, community leader, minister, Republican State Senator and courageous leader in the 12th Legislature, which established free public education in the State of
Texas and enabled the founding of Texas A&M University #BlackHistoryMonth
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  •   le_lovable This is cool. So far I knew who the first two were but not him. Keep them coming 1w
  •   msmeme66 thanks for the info Ashley 1w

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