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Abram Harris, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — United States History.

(b. 17 January 1899; d. 6 November 1963),

political economist, economic historian and theorist, and social critic. Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia; his...

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New Haven, Connecticut, 29 Nov. 1908; d. Miami, Florida, 4 Apr. 1972)

US; member of the US House of Representatives 1945–66, 1969–70 Although Adam Clayton Powell was to become...

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Africanisms

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — African Studies.

Africanisms refer to African cultural and linguistic practices that survived the passage across the Atlantic Ocean, including language, music, dance, medicine, folk culture, food...

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Alfred Emanuel Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New York, 30 Dec. 1873; d. New York, 4 Oct. 1944)

US; Governor of New York Smith was the first Roman Catholic to be nominated for the US presidency by a major political party....

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Alien and Sedition Acts

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — United States History.

(1798).

The term “Alien and Sedition Acts” refers to four controversial laws enacted by the Federalist-controlled Congress in 1798 in response to fears about imminent war with...

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Althea Gibson

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

(b. 25 August 1927; d. 28 September 2003), tennis player.

Althea Gibson was the first person to break the color barrier in tennis. Gibson’s integration of tennis in 1950 occurred...

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American Revolution

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — United States History.

When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War, it was expected that one of the major benefits ...

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Andrew Young

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. 12 March 1932),

civil rights activist, politician, and ambassador. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was the son of Andrew Jackson Young Sr., a dentist,...

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Annie Turnbo Malone

Overview page. Subjects: Management and Management Techniques — United States History.

(b. 9 August 1869; d. 10 May 1957), black beauty businesswoman.

The dawn of the twentieth century witnessed the materialization of the black beauty culture industry and the...

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Army-McCarthy Hearings

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Politics.

(1954)

The televised hearings that investigated alleged communist infiltration of the U.S. Army diminished public support for Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (Republican–Wisconsin) and...

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