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New Amistad Doc Offers A People’s History

by Thomas Breen | Sep 24, 2015 12:53 pm

Marcus Rediker sat just barely above water in a canoe weighed down by three historians and a fisherman. The narrow wooden vessel struggled to stay afloat as it ferried its passengers through the shark and hippo-infested mangroves of southeastern Sierra Leone.

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Jackie Robinson Revisited

by Lucy Gellman | Sep 1, 2015 7:18 am | Comments (1)

Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball?

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First South Carolina, Now Yale?

by Staff | Aug 29, 2015 9:30 pm | Comments (3)

Matthew Brady

Yale University is following the lead of South Carolina—taking a look at whether it should withdraw an official symbol of the Confederacy.

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Fighting, & Writing, The Fire

by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Jul 19, 2015 4:20 pm | Comments (9)

When Wesley Williams reported to the firehouse for his first day of work in 1919, the captain resigned and every single other man on the force requested a transfer. The mostly Irish-American firemen insisted the African-American officer sleep in the basement (he didn’t), refused to talk to him, and smashed dishes that he had used. One day, racial tensions erupted into a fistfight, which Williams won.

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Jim Newton Dies; Ran Memorable Mayoral Campaign

by Paul Bass | Jul 10, 2015 1:42 pm | Comments (7)

Jim Newton, a prominent figure in New Haven’s black political circles in the 1980s and 1990s, has died.

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Rodney King, Reality TV Star

by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 19, 2015 11:19 am

Judy Risota Rosenthal Photo The day after a white supremacist killed nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church, an actor with Charleston roots brought home the violence facing black Americans for a mostly white audience up north, tossing around the “n” word and raising uncomfortable questions about how we view victims.

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Seale/Huggins Transcript Returns To Public View

by Paul Bass | May 12, 2015 5:06 pm

Robert Clark Templeton The record of New Haven’s political trial of the century — which echoes in today’s national “Black Lives Matter” debates over race and criminal justice — disappeared from public view. Forty-four years later, it has returned, for good.

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John Daniels, City’s First Black Mayor, Passes

by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2015 10:53 am | Comments (3)

CSPAN John C. Daniels, who served as New Haven’s first black mayor and brought community policing to the city, died Friday after a long illness. He was 78.

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History, Act II

by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm

The New Haven Firebird Society and Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church are sponsoring a black history theater workshop series for the last two Saturdays in February.

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Whither Black History Month?

by Khadija Hussain | Feb 18, 2015 3:06 pm | Comments (5)

It seems Morgan Freeman isn’t the only one with an opinion about Black History month. In light of February’s black history commemoration, N’Zinga Shani organized an episode of her “One World Civic Engagment” public-access TV show for students to discuss the annual observance. Students discussed the stigma surrounding cultural celebrations, and the need— or lack thereof, in their opinion, for such events.

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