A Thread: 365 days of little known black history PART 3 🎡🗿🗽
Part 1 was on my first page but my first page was deleted. For ALL history posts, follow my IG @ CoachWilmore.

https://twitter.com/coachwilmore_/status/1049707018737598464?s=21 https://twitter.com/CoachWilmore_/status/1049707018737598464
#1: Tipping

Tipping began in England where guests in the Tudor homes routinely left gratuities for the African servants. Slave owners brought tipping to America & the custom endured past slavery bc whites did not wish to pay freedmen true wages...

“a token of inferiority”
#2: White Slaves (Part 1)

Most were taught that JUST Africans were slaves & that whites werent. From the 16th - 19th centuries, within the Mediterranean, at least 1.25 million Europeans were enslaved by Barbary pirates of North Africa. This is known as the Barbary slave trade.
#3: Baltimore (Part 1)

Baron or Lord, Baltimore was a title of nobility in Ireland. Maryland was granted to George Calvert or the Baron of Baltimore in 1632, he died the same year. 13 African slaves/indentured servants were among the initial settlers who arrived in 1634.
#4: Council of Arles (Part 1)

Before the 5th century, the church was not in opposition to suicide. This changed in 452 when they prohibited suicide of slaves creating the myth that it was a sin. In America, this was often preached to Africans so no “property” would be lost.
#5: Hurricanes

The word “Hurricane” comes from the Mayan God of storms, Huracan. 85% of the worst hurricanes affecting the Caribbean/US start off on the coast of West Africa. They follow the same routes as the slave ships.
#6: Okra/Gumbo

Egyptians used okra to make paper & classic gumbo did not include shellfish, chicken, turkey, ham, sausage etc. Gumbo or Gombo is a Bantu word meaning “okra”. This new style gumbo is characterized as faux gumbo and holds more of a European foundation.
#7: MLK (Part 1)

52 yrs ago, MLK was smothered to death after he survived the shooting at the Lorraine Motel. In 1999, his family won a lawsuit vs Lloyd Jowers confirming his true murderers. The Memphis Mafia, Memphis/TN state police, CIA & others were also proven to be involved
#8: Slave horrors (Part 1)

The male side of sexual abuse in slavery lacks documentation due to embarrassment & lack physical effects (offspring)

Black men were often raped by their masters & this was more common in the Caribbean. Thomas Thistlewood & others speak on this.
#9: The Moon (Part 1)

In Egypt, the first lunar month was determined by the interval between successive full moons. It equaled 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.7 seconds. The word “month” is derived from the word “mona” which means moon.
#10: Algebra

Diophantus wasnt the father of algebra, it was instead a creation of the Moors. Algebra comes from the Arabic word al jabara which means to bind things together. “Algorithm” comes from the name of the 9th century mathematician Al-Khawarizmi who created the concept
#11: James Breasted (Part 1)

Breasted was the founder of the Oriental Institute that was funded by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Breasted wrote Ancient Times in 1916, republished it in 1935 removing all references to Egyptians as black people renaming them as “dark skinned caucasians”
#12: Grandison Harris (Part 1)

Jointly owned by faculty members at the Medical College of Georgia, Harris was known as a “resurrection man”, a grave robber. He was bought in 1852 for that exact reason. For more than 50 years, he robbed graves to supply the medical students.
#13: Grandison Harris (Part 2)

Harris was taught to read and write so that he could monitor the local funeral announcements, and trained his memory to mentally capture the flower arrangements on a grave so that he could recreate them perfectly after his midnight expeditions.
#14: Grandison Harris (Part 3)

His routine:

at night, he‘d dig to the upper end of a fresh grave, smash the surface of the coffin w/ an ax, reach in, & haul the body out. Then he’d toss the body into a sack & a waiting wagon & cover up his work before setting off for the school
#15: Black Presidents (Part 1)

Pictured below is Oliver Harding, President Warren G. Harding’s paternal grand uncle from Abbott’s Monthly, September 1932. Harding’s father is George Tryon Harding, a mulatto.
#16: Christian Hahnemann

Hahnemann was a German physician, the so called father of homeopathy. Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself using small amounts of natural substances. The Nubians had created a homeopathy system 6000 yrs prior.
#17: Tignon Laws

During the late 18th century, WW began to feel threatened by BW. This was because BW were receiving high rates of attention from WM for their “exotic” hairstyles so in 1786,the Tignon laws were passed. This made it illegal for BW to wear their hair out in public
#18: Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty was originally designed to celebrate the end of slavery. It had finished being built in Paris in 1884. The original sketch of the Statue of Liberty had the torch in her right hand & shackles in her left but we know why that design was changed
#19: Moors (Part 1)

The Moors were in Spain from 711-1492. Abu l-Hasan Ali Ibn Nafi was a “jack of all traits”. He is known for starting a vogue by changing clothes according to the weather and season. He also suggested different clothing for mornings, afternoons and evenings.
#20: Sundown Towns (Part 1)

(Refer to post #336 in Part 2)

After allegedly killing a WW from Anna, IL, William James was lynched by residents of Cairo & Anna. He was shot to death after his noose broke, then drug through the streets & set it on fire before being decapitated
#21: Sundown Towns (Part 2)

His head was put on a hitching post & one of his legs was brought back to Anna to prove he was lynched. AA were driven out of Anna after the James lynching, it’s been all white ever since. For over many years, the town stood for Aint-No-Niggas-Allowed
#22: Christianity (Part 1)

In VA, up until 1667, baptism could be the grounds for a black slave to obtain his/her freedom. In 1670, Virginia passed another law declaring that all Africans not believing in Christ should be held as a slave for the entire duration of their lives.
#23: Hip Hop (Part 1)

Rab, Raap or rap, has its origins in ancient West African griots. Raap is a Wolof word referring to Gods of Water who are praised through sacred hymns.

“Hip” comes out of the Wolof tribe too which means to open ones eyes, hop is a German word
#24: Hip Hop (Part 2)

The Wolof people are known for being superior drummers, today we see that passed down from our genetic code through the beats we make. The drum was a sacred instrument, it held supernatural power that summoned gods into ritual communion w/ the people.
#25: Amen

How can the original meaning of Amen be “so be it” when Egyptians were using it 4000 years prior? Amen in Ancient Egypt was known as the King of all Gods. Pharaohs & priests prayed through him & thus ended their prayers with “Amen”, today you might do the same
#26: Georgia (Part 1)

In 1948, Atlanta added 8 AA to their police force, the 1st of their city.

They werent allowed to:

1- arrest a white person
2- patrol white neighborhoods

Also the local YMCA basement would become their headquarters. 1/4th of Atlanta’s PD were Klansmen
#27: PWIs (Part 1)

UNC is one of many PWIs that have their roots intertwined w/ slavery. The 1st slaves associated w/ this college campus were “construction workers” who helped build the campus. These slaves were owned by contractors. Also 30/40 original trustees owned slaves.
#28: FBI Coverups (Part 1)

Wayne Williams was convicted in 1982 of the deaths of two adults. He was also the scapegoat for the abduction & murder of 29 black children in ATL. A white officer investigating the case however proved that it was the KKK who carried out those murders
#29: FBI Coverups (Part 2)

Fred Hampton politicized the Young Lords & Latin Kings. William O’Neal crashed that along w/ other conversions initiated by Hampton. The night he was killed, O’Neal spiked his drink w/ LSD, used to kill & manipulate many other political threats
#30: Tuskegee (Part 1)

Robert R. Taylor was the 1st black admitted to the School of Architecture at MIT in 1888. Hes known as the 1st accredited black architecture. BTW hired him as a teacher after graduation & he designed 28 buildings for Tuskegee including BTs home, “The Oaks”
#31: USM (Part 1)

William McCain was the 5th president of the Uni. of Southern Mississipp, the library on their campus is named after him. McCain was a racist who opposed desegregation & 211 faculty members “left” USM between 1970-1973 over issues w/ how McCain ran the school
#32: Rebellions (Part 1)

The 1st slaves arrived in America in 1526, not 1619. The 1st revolt in North America took place that yr at a Spanish settlement in SC. 100 slaves, a month and a half after landing rebelled & sought for refugee within surrounding Native tribes.
#33: Berlin Conference (Part 1)

Ethiopia was the only nation to NOT be colonized by Europeans after the Berlin Conference. Menelik II was the ruler of Ethiopia, known for defeating Italy’s army in the Battle of Adwa. Ethiopia had advanced weapons & outnumbered the Italians 7/1.
#34: Slavery (Part 1)

American slavery was so brutal that blacks would rather starve themselves than be enslaved. Some were force fed with two spoons attached to one handle. One spoon contained food & the other had hot coals. You had a choice of swallowing food or the coals
#35: Malcolm X (Part 1)

“Who Killed Malcolm X?” on Netflix was all propaganda. They left out too much info including the multiple attempts on Malcolms life. This included the 1958 attempt when NY detectives shot up Malcolm’s office, which the city settle in a $24 million lawsuit
#36: Malcolm X (Part 2)

John X Ali who infiltrated the NOI was a FBI agent who provided the floor plan of Malcolm’s home since he was living w/ him. He also played a part in orchestrating the firebombing of his home in 1965. The NOI had been infiltrated by multiple agents.
#37: Malcolm X (Part 3)

Another critical piece left out was that Malcolm was poisoned by the US while visiting Cairo in 1964. He said CIA agents made their presence obvious & that he actually recognized his waiter as someone he saw in NY. He barely survived by a stomach pumping
#38: Malcolm X (Part 4)

The CIA rented out the Audubon Ballroom a week before the speech & John Ali met with Thomas Hagan(one of the gunmen) the night before the shooting. Eugene Roberts was on the scene when Malcolm was killed, Roberts infiltrated his group, the OAAU.
#39: Malcolm X (Part 5)

Roberts’ role on the scene was to check his vitals to make sure he was dead. When the shooting stopped, Malcolm’s wife, Betty Shabazz who was also a nurse, tried to run to him. She struggled as Joan Roberts purposely held her down.
#40: Malcolm X (Part 6)

Leon 4X Ameer, associate of Malcolm died 24 days after his friend. Mainstream media said he died of an overdose of sleeping pills. This happened after he announced plans to produce tapes & documents proving the gov. was responsible for the assassination.
#41: White Slaves (Part 2)

The word “slave” was originally applied to white people, specifically the Slavs, a Russian people captured by Germans. This same group of people was taken by the Moors of Spain as slaves in the 9th century.
#42: White Slaves (Part 3)

Today, social media likes to portray WM as better lovers of their women than BM. In 1663, Maryland said “any WW who married a slave shall too be a slave”. WM used that to induce WW to marry negro slaves in order to hold them as slaves for life.
#43: MOVE (Part 1)

In 1978, MOVE was considered “terrorists” by the Mayor of Philadelphia. The Philly police attempted to evict MOVE from their home & it ended in the death of a police officer. 9 members were given life sentences although no evidence came to prove their guilt.
#44: MOVE (Part 2)

After an armed conflict in 1985, their house was bombed by a PA police helicopter. Killing 11 & destroying 61 homes, firefighters allowed an hr to pass before putting the fire out. In 90 mins, 10,000 bullets were shot & no one was ever charged for the murders
#45: Yoruba Culture (Part 1)

Twins in the Yoruba culture are considered spiritual beings with supernatural powers, being able to bring a family good or bad fortune. Should one or the pair of twins die, the parents would commission wooden figures to stand in for them.
#46: Australia (Part 1)

The first Australians were African. Scholars claim the first blacks reached the island at least 65,000 years ago. New studies claim they landed around 120,000 years ago using the archeological site of Moyjil to base this claim.
#47: St Paul, MN and I-94

The Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul was one of MNs most prosperous AA communities. By the 1930s, half of St. Paul’s black population lived in Rondo, 85% by the 1950s. The construction of I-94 destroyed majority of the community & displaced over 600 AA.
#48: Minneapolis

By 1960, 1/3 of Minneapolis’ AAs , lived in Near North making it the city’s largest black community, blacks accounted for 8% of Minneapolis’ total pop. Of all the people who actually lived in Near North, 55% were black. Highways effected this community as well
#49: Electoral College (Part 1)

The Electoral College has its origins rooted in slavery. The “founding fathers” would not allow a popular vote bc they believed people were not competent enough to vote wisely on a president. They also believed it would allow “too much democracy”
#50: Electoral College (Part 2)

With the Electoral College came the 3/5ths compromise because the south’s free voters population was low. This means for every 5 slaves = 3 people and that’s how they were counted on the census which effected a multitude of things.
#51: Electoral College(Part 3)

93% of all slaves in America lived in 5 southern states in 1787. The convention agreed to allocate reps based off of the amount of freed people & 3/5ths of the enslaved population in your state. This was all to avoid the North winning each election
#52: Tulsa Race Massacre (Part 1)

Tulsa held the 3rd American Black Wall Street & today marks 99 years of the massacre. The story was hidden up until the 1970s & a bill in the Oklahoma State Senate requiring that all Oklahoma HS’s teach the Tulsa Race Riot failed to pass in 2012
#53: Tulsa Race Massacre (Part 2)

On June 1st, 99 years ago, 35 City blocks were burned down in Tulsa & around 300 people were murdered. Because the city was under Martial Law after the massacre, the authorities never told black families where their loved ones bodies were buried
#54: Black Businesses (Part 1)

Many believe Sarah Breedlove(Madam CJ Walker) was the 1st black millionaire in America but even the woman she worked for, Annie Malone was a millionaire before her. The actual 1st black millionaire was William Liedsedorff who passed as a white man.
#55: Black Businesses (Part 2)

As one of the cities founders, he was elected to San Franciscos 1st City Council & school board. He built the 1st hotel, 1st shipping warehouse, & operated the first steamboat on the SF Bay, also laying out the first horse race track in California.
#56: Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial went through a number of proposed designs and one of its first designs placed Lincoln in front of a pyramid but it was rejected. Here, we see the Lincoln Memorial is a copy of the Gods positioned in front of the Temple of Ramesses.
#57: The White House

The Pharaoh in Egypt was also named The Head of the Great House. The Great House was also called Memnefa or White House. The colors of crowns worn in Egypt by the Pharaoh along with their flag were the colors of...........red, white and blue.
#58: Dallas (Part 1)

After the Civil War, freedmen settled along Tenth Street, raising it to be a self sustaining community by the 1900s. In 1955, the construction of I-35 tore right through it & the neighborhood never recovered. In 1993, it was deemed a historical landmark.
#59: Central Park

Seneca Village was NYs first prominent community of AA landowners. In 1853, the state authorized the use of “eminent domain” which allowed the acquisition of private property for public use. The land would be used for what you know today as Central Park.
#60: Map Biases

The 1st pic is the Mercator projection which enforces white supremacy. It depicts proportionally “evened” land masses but in reality, Africa & other countries are much bigger/smaller. To put things in perspective, Africa is 14 times larger than Greenland
#61: Slave Names (Part 1)

Here is a list of a few popular slave names(first & last):

• Aaron
• Alexander
• Anthony
• Charles
• Isaac
• James
• John
• Jordan
• Lewis
• Walker
• William
• Washington
#62: Georgia (Part 2)

In 1906 from Sept. 22-24, the ATL Race Massacre occurred due to racial tensions that built up from the financial success black elites were having in downtown ATL. Politician, Hoke Smith & Atlanta Journals both acted as catalysts for violence against blacks
#63: Georgia (Part 3)

Hoke Smith called to disenfranchise blacks & the local newspaper reported false crimes of black men against white women. This led to mobs of white men sporadically attacking black citizens & black businesses in downtown Atlanta.
#64: Georgia (Part 4)

A few whites died but as many as 25 blacks were reported to have died. From this massacre came a segregated Atlanta, specifically what we know as “Sweet Auburn” emerged, the historical black neighborhood surrounding Auburn Avenue.
#65: Dallas (Part 2)

In addition to 10th street, thousands of freedmen also settled in North Dallas following the Civil War, establishing one of the largest black enclaves in America. It was known as Freedmans Town & soon after settling, they created a cemetery for themselves
#66: Dallas (Part 3)

The Dallas Freedmens cemetery is one of the largest in the country & it was originally established in 1869. The above remnants of the original cemetery were destroyed after the construction of the Central Expressway
#67: Eugenics (Part 1)

Eugenics, coined by Francis Galton(cousin of C. Darwin) means well born. By the turn of the 20th century, this movement was used to incorporate genetics & breeding to advance the human race. It allowed blacks to be “scientifically” labeled inferior.
#68: Margaret Sanger (Part 1)

After Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in alliance w/ the eugenics movement(refer to 67), she began researching African American birth patterns in Harlem. She recruited black leaders to support her research such as Dubois & Fisks Charles Johnson
#69: Margaret Sanger (Part 2)

Johnson, Fisks 1st Black President claimed eugenics discrimination was necessary, many other blacks agreed. Dubois told Sanger she should approach black churches so her info could be published in black newspapers and she took his advice.
#70: Margaret Sanger (Part 3)

She also recruited Adam Clayton Powell Jr and MLK but they were unaware of her true plan. The first experimental “family planning centers” were founded in black areas such as Macon County, Alabama, the same site of the Tuskegee Syphilis study.
#71: James Wormley Jones

James Wormley Jones was the first black FBI agent ever, appointed by J. Edgar Hoover himself in 1919. Jones was assigned as an informant within the UNIA to be used to take down Marcus Garvey.
#72: Peanut Galley

The “peanut gallery” phrase emerged in the 1880s referring to the rearmost, uppermost, cheapest seats reserved for blacks at circuses, theaters, fairs etc. Patrons were known as rowdy & heckled performers they didn’t like w/ peanuts, a cheap snack option.
#73: White House (Part 1)

The 1st “White House” & 2nd nation capital was located in Philadelphia. The Presidents House is what they called it. A 1788 amendment prohibited the rotation of slaves in and out of PA but Washington ignored it, keeping 9 enslaved Africans in the house
#74: Jubilee Day (Part 1)

Today, 155 years ago, General Granger would arrive in Texas & state the executive order that slaves were no longer bound to the authority of their masters. Texas had over 250,000 slaves at the time and a lot of those slaves were not immediately freed.
#75: Jubilee Day (Part 2)

Many whites did not permit celebrations when word got out. Some slaves were not freed til after the fall harvest or even years later, some were hung. Crockett slave patrol whipped 100 men & many were shot down in the Sabine River for celebrating.
#76: Jubilee Day (Part 3)

Original Jubilee celebrations included baseball games, food, horse & foot races. By 1870, there were 50 settlements of emancipated slaves near Comanche Crossing, most celebrations happened there. Other celebrations were in Austin, Texas City & Houston.
#77: Jubilee Day (Part 4)

After the late 19th/early 20th century, celebrations would move to Arkansas, Louisiana, OK etc. By 1891, Jubilee Day became known as Juneteenth & in 1980 Texas was the 1st to make it an official holiday. Can u name the 4 states who dont celebrate it?
#78: Father Divine

Divine was a spiritual leader who claimed to be God in the 1930s. He aided NY residents during the Great Depression by allowing: 15 cent/free meals, cheap coal/haircuts, schooling etc. while also being involved politically in cases such as the Scottsboro Boys
#79: Scottsboro Boys (Part 1)

Early in the depression, 9 black boys were catching a freight train to Memphis in search for work. In Scottsboro they were hauled off after a fight between the boys & a WM broke out. They were later accused of raping 2 white women on the train
#80: Scottsboro Boys (Part 2)

The boys were from 13-19 yrs old. All but the 13 year old was sentenced to death by an all white jury. Only 4 of them knew each other prior to the arrest. A series of retrials followed & 4 of the boys collectively served more than 100 years
#81: Scottsboro Boys (Part 3)

This case led to two Supreme Court decisions in 1935 on jury diversification. In 2013, more than 80 years after the arrest, 3 of the men finally received pardons, To Kill A Mockingbird is also loosely based off of this case.
#82: Origins of vaccinations (Part 1)

Africans contributed to a number of cures for diseases in America based on their knowledge from the Old World. They’re credited with bringing over folk treatment for small pox, snake bites, the c-section/midwifery procedures & other poisons.
#83: Tawana Brawley

In 1987, 15 yr old Tawana Brawley accused 4 white men of raping her, 1 being a police officer. She claimed to be found in a plastic bag, w/ racial slurs written on her body, covered in feces. The courts ruled it a hoax but she maintained that it did happen
#84: Universe 25 (Part 1)

In the 1960s, John Calhoun created a artificial utopia for rats and mice called Universe 25. It included unlimited food but limited space. The objective for the experiment would be to interpret the effects of what can happen in an overpopulated area.
#85: Universe 25 (Part 2)


• Alpha males became more aggressive, moving in groups attacking/raping other males/females
• Many rats became homosexual/pansexual/hypersexual
• Mothers neglected their babies
• Infant mortality rose to 96%
• population became extinct
#86: Universe 25 (Part 3)

The national poverty rate is around 12% but 27% of all AA are living in poverty. The experiment did not give us any definite answers but it essentially mimicked the modern day black community showing the effects of controlled resources & overcrowding.
#87: Olmecs (Part 1)

The word “Olmec” is derived from the Aztec root “ollin” which means rubber. The 17 Olmec heads that were found in Mesoamerica date back at least 3000 years & further proves Africans were in America before Columbus.
#88: Olmecs (Part 2)

African skulls had been found in Cerro de las Measa, Monte Alban and Talatilco. The skeletal evidence shows that no more than 500 Africans were in the Olmec world but a significant number of their skeletons were found buried in royal graves.
#89: Olmecs (Part 3)

The head below is known as “El Negro”. The 1st pyramid is the Great Pyramid of La Venta, the 1st in the Americas. The 2nd pyramid is the Pyramid of the Sun with a base identical to the Giza pyramid & it’s oriented to the setting sun of the summer solstice.
#90: Senworset I

Greek mythology claims Cecrops founded Athens but mythology is not history. Historically, we understand that it was instead an Egyptian Pharoah who conquered many areas of Europe including southern Russia, known as “Black Georgia” today. His name, Senworset I
#91: The Alphabet

The Romans got their alphabet from the Etruscans & it was perfected around 114 CE. V influenced U & VV became UU or “double U” around the 7th century. “Jesus” before the 1600s was “Iesus” since the letter J had not been invented yet (See post #250 in part 2)
#92: Black Presidents (Part 2)

Pictured below is a mulatto woman named Ida Stover on the day she married a German immigrant named David Jacob Eisenhower. She birthed 6 sons, one of them being the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D Eisenhower.
#93: The Comb Test

This was a test that black churches mainly in D.C participated in which denied dark skinned blacks from worshipping within said church. Similar to the BPB Test, a comb would be hanging at the door & if your hair wasnt straight enough, you wouldnt be allowed in
#94: The Blue Vein Societies (Part 1)

Blue vein societies were social clubs formed by light skinned freedmen(blue bloods) after slavery ended. Blue vein prayer circles was another name for a “light skinned church”. Deacons would be the “gate keepers” of these institutions.
#95: The Blue Vein Socieites (Part 2)

At the entrance, during a handshake, Deacons would look to detect your veins through the skin which also could determine status. Silk stockings & gloves were too, apart of what “black elitists” traditionally wore to church to stand out
#96: Black Natives (Part 1)

37% of the those who were forced to go on the Trail of Tears were black. Natives held black slaves before & after the Trail of Tears. Nancy Ward was the 1st Cherokee slave owner. The slave came as a gift for her bravery at the Battle of Taliwa
#97: Nursey Rhymes (Part 1)

Eenie, meeny, miny, mo
Catch a nigger by the toe
If he hollers send him home
Eenie, meeny, miny, mo


“Catch a darky by the toe
If he hollers make him pay
50 dollars every day”

Its rooted in slave catchings & the slave selection process/auctions.
#98: Jim Crow (Part 1)

Blacks couldn’t:

• offer time shake a white mans hand, it implied being socially equal
• off tee to light the cigarette of a white woman
• show affection towards one another in public bc it offended whites
• introduce themselves to whites
#99: Asiatic Blackman (Part 1)

As far back as the 7th century, blacks were in modern day northwestern Georgia, Russia known as Abkhazia today (Refer to post 90). Herodotus claims that they were descendants of Egyptians & back then they were known as the Colchis.
#100: The Story of the Turquoise Pendant

Before the 1st Jew there was a story on a Pharaoh who goes rowing on the Nile w/ his magician. The lead lady rower had dropped her pendant in the Nile & the magician parted the water for her to get the pendant then put the water back.
#101: Asiatic Black Man (Part 2)

Nagaland is a state in India. Naga means serpent but it’s also an ancient city of Kush and the people who inhabited India first originated out of that land. They were also the ones who created the Sanskrit language.
#102: Housing (Part 1)

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was established in 1934. With “high risk” factors financially, they refused to insure mortgages in/near African American neighborhoods, which was a policy known as “redlining”. This kept AA out of the suburbs.
#103: R.R Moton (Part 1)

Moton was the 2 President of Tuskegee & while he was there, he initiated the construction of the 1st black Veterans hospital in America which is where the Syphilis experiment happened that he too, signed off on.

He was also hired to spy on Marcus Garvey
#104: R.R Moton (Part 2)

Moton received a 5 million dollar loan from the government and this was said to be used to bid on land to keep Garvey out of Liberia. Moton was also used to investigate the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 & told to keep the info he found, private.
#105: The Great Mississippi Flood (Part 1)

In 1927, the Mississippi River levee system broke in 145 places & Greenville flooded within hours. When relief supplies finally reached the city, they were distributed on the basis of race, usually leaving African Americans with nothing
#106: The Great Mississippi Flood (Part 2)

13,000 blacks were left at an unbroken levee but thousands of others were taken to concentration camps in Vicksburg. Because of the disparities in relief supplies, blacks began looting which led to 200 National Guard Troops coming down
#107: The Great Mississippi Flood (Part 3)

While the Guard patrolled these camps & levees they robbed, raped, assaulted & murdered many blacks.
H. Hoover would then bring in R.R. Moton & used a group of black leaders under the Colored Advisory Commission to cover up the racism
#108: The Great Mississippi Flood (Part 4)

W.E.B DuBois questioned Motons credibility in MS stating:

“We have grave suspicions that Moton’s committee...will be sorely tempted to whitewash the whole situation, to pat Mr. Hoover loudly on the back...”
#109: Black Hair History (Part 1)

Migrations for many Bantu speaking people began 2000 years ago. After 1000 years, these people would settle mostly through central, southern & southeast Africa. This would include the Zulu people to whom Bantu knots would originate from.
#110: Origins of the American Front porch

The origins of the American front porch can partly be traced back to shotgun houses of West Africa. When slaves were instructed to build homes upon arrival in the US, they built homes similar to what they had lived in while in Africa.
#111: Fort Jesus

In Mombasa, Kenya the Portuguese demanded the Swahili to build a slave fort called Fort Jesus during the 16th century. It was built to protect the slave traders of the town & it was also used as a slave factory.
#112: Informants (Part 1)

Elaine Brown, a known FBI agent helped incite the UCLA conflict that got B. Carter & J. Huggins killed. She was also used to aid Huey Newton to do coke leading to his murder. She was taught by her lover, Jay Richard Kennedy who was a CIA agent himself.
#113: Brazil (Part 1)

In 1500, Portuguese traders landed in Brazil. 4 million slaves were imported to Brazil during the slave trade, most of any country. Outside of Nigeria, Brazil has the highest African population, with about 50% of their residents being of African descent.
#114: Bartholome de Las Casas

In 1516, de Las Casas suggested the importation of African slaves to lift the burden of oppression off the Amerindians in the West. The Spanish would eventually receive their blessings from the church through licenses to import African slaves.
#115: KKK (Part 1)

David Duke was the former grand wizard of the KKK who wrote a self defense manual for "militant" African Americans in 1973 calling it "African Atto" & he wrote it posing as a black man under the name Muhammad X as a way to increase racial tensions.
#116: University of Alabama

From 1831-1865, the University of Alabama owned multiple slaves. They were forced to maintain the grounds, clean, cook and perform other tasks to tend to the students and the campus. Tutition for students at UA even included a “servant” fee.
#117: Declaration of Independence (Part 1)

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” was originally....

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of property” and property was literally referring to the slaves of America because Africans still weren’t considered human.
#118: Adam & Eve (Part 1)

The Egyptian God Atum was formed out of the 1st land that emerged from the primeval waters; literally a figured made of dust. The phrase “man” translated means “ha-Adam”, the Adam. Atum & Adam are plural forms of male & female. Look up Genesis 5:2
#119: Origins of the Lawn Jockey

The origins of the lawn jockey comes from the story of Jocko Graves. Graves was a lookout for George Washington during the Revolutionary War & he froze to death at his lookout post at the Battle of Trenton.
#120: Adam and Eve (Part 2)

In Ancient Mesopotamian mythology, Enki was apart of their original trinity. He ate the forbidden plants causing 8 pains, 1 from his rib. Ninti cured Enki, a named that holds a double meaning. Nin means the lady of, ti means rib. (Refer to #118)
#121: Monkey Simon

Monkey Simon was the Muhammad Ali of horse racing, he was so good he’d write and sing songs slandering his opponents. He was a slave who was known for being 9-0 against Andrew Jackson in horse racing & the loses eventually made Jackson quit.
#122: Alexandre Dumas

Slave descendant and mulatto, Alexandre Dumas was the original writer of “The Three Musketeers”. This was attributed to his fathers leadership, Thomas in the French army under Napoleon as their first black general.
#123: Folsom, New Mexico

George McJunkin was a historian, cowboy and former slave. He discovered evidence of the Folsom people who were some of the earliest blacks in America. They established their culture in the Great Plains around at minimum, 11,000 years ago.
#124: Asiatic Black Man (Part 3)

Resembling the Pygmies. the Jarawa people of the Andamanese Islands of India have some of the oldest DNA on Earth. These were some of the earliest Asians, they left Africa by boat around 50,000 years ago.
#125: Origins of Factories

After captives reach the coast, those destined for the Atlantic trade went to fortified structures called factories, which served as a holding and seasoning location. The first was built in 1481 at Elmina on the Guinea Coast by the Portuguese.
#126: Mississippi Valley Culture (Part 1)

1700 years ago, the MS Culture would emerge (Refer to 134 in 365 Part 2). Cahokia, apart of that culture, was one of the largest cities in the world at 30,000 in population. Cahokia also holds the largest mound in North America.
#127: Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo (originally worded as Maamajomboo) refers back to a West African God. He was a masked dancer that often partook in religious ceremonies and rituals. He was described as "a magician who makes the troubled spirits of the ancestors go away".
#128: Operation LAC

Operation Large Area Coverage (LAC) was a series of tests from the 1950s-1960s where the Army assessed the threat of biological attacks by simulating the airborne dispersion of germs. The experiments exposed large swathes of the US, & parts of Mexico & Canada
#129: St. Louis (Part 1)

STL was one major city who fell victim to Operation LAC. Specifically the Pruit-Igboe area was sprayed down with chemicals as part of the Cold War study. Residents were told that the army was testing “smoke screens” in prep for a Russian attack.
#130: Chicano Movement (Part 1)

Cesar Chavez was a civil rights leader who fought for farmers rights. Obama’s slogan for his initial presidential campaign was “Yes We Can”. This was directly taken from Chavez who used it during his 24-day fast in 1972 for social justice.
📨 https://twitter.com/CoachWilmore_/status/1273052338991837184
#131: Johann Blumenbach (Part 1)

Blumenbach was a German physical and anthropologist who lived in the 18th and 19th century. His final taxonomy in 1795 divided all humans into five groups defined by geography and appearance.
#132: Johann Blumenbach (Part 2)

• Caucasians were ranked the highest & linked w/ Europe & parts of Asia & Africa

• Mongolians - Asia

• Ethiopians(blacks) - Africa

• Americans - New World

• Malayan - Pacific

In other words, this is where “race” comes from.
🖤 https://twitter.com/coachwilmore_/status/1303124465426010113
#133: Capoeira (Part 1)

10 times more Africans went to South America than North America. Capoeira is a Afro Brazilian martial arts disguised in dance. It was created by the African people who were captured by the Portuguese and brought to Brazil to be slaves in the 1500s.
💫 https://twitter.com/CoachWilmore_/status/1142069954998673408
#134: Joyland (Part 1)

The first black amusement park wss based in Chicago. Joyland was created in 1923 by W.C.S. & S Amusement Company, the park operated until 1925. It was designed specifically for the blacks in the Bronzeville neighborhood, located on 33rd St & Wabash ave.
#135: Melanesia (Part 1)

Melanesia is a chain of over 2000 islands in the Pacific. Melanesia literally means black islands. Inhabitants first came to Melanesia around 70,000 years ago.
#136: Bacons Rebellion

Nathaniel Bacon had a rebellion in 1676 because the Gov. of VA wouldn’t allow him to slaughter natives and steal their land. Because of this rebellion, indentured servants would be less used and there would be an increase in African importation.
#137: Rainmakers

Their job description is within their name. Rainmakers are spiritually connected w/ the divine & they are called upon when severe droughts hit. One ritual associated w/ Rainmakers are burying a child alive to sacrifice to the Gods in exchange for rain.
#138: Brown Paper Bag Test (Part 1)

Thurgood Marshall pledged Alpha Phi Alpha at the then, all male school, Lincoln University of PA. In his bio, he states that the frat had a reputation for using the “paper bag” test. This would not allow men darker than a paper bag to pledge.
#139: Cleveland (Part 1)

Cleveland was founded in 1796. George Peake, the first black settler of the city, arrived in 1809 & by 1860 there were 799 blacks living in a community growing over 43,000. The east side of Cleveland was were most African Americans lived.
#140: Dobyville (Part 1)

Dobyville was once a thriving black community in the West Hyde Park area of Tampa. 10% of their black population lived in the Dobyville area in the early 1900s. Others lived in the Central Avenue area aka The Scrub, Ybor City, West Tampa & College Hill.
#141: Dobyville (Part 2)

In the 1970s, similar to St Paul, Minneapolis, Dallas and other black communities in big cities (refer to #47-#48), most of Dobyville was torn down due to the construction of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.
#142: Kenyapithecus

The oldest of primates were dated back to around 60 million years ago. Kenyapithecus, dating back to 20 million years was a more evolved version who had a similar facial bone structure and dental arrangement similar to modern man suggesting he was a hominid.
#143: Minstrels (Part 1)

Blackface minstrels began in the early 19th century, used as a way to mock African Americans through entertainment. Signature attire of a minstrel actor included the white glove which slaves were required to wear upon entering the church.
#144: Church Traditions (Part 1)

During slavery, when entering the church, a slave was required to put on a pair of white gloves. Whites believed that it was a “sin” for blacks to touch something.
#145: Church Traditions (Part 2)

Blacks would also work in the church as ushers. So on top of whites believing it was a sin for blacks to touch anything in the church, they also didnt trust them w/ the collection plate, therefore requiring them to hold one hand behind their back
👁 https://twitter.com/CoachWilmore_/status/1187420328735268865
#146: Stone Rebellion (Part 1)

A slave named Jemmy led the Stono rebellion of South Carolina in 1739. After rounding 20 or so slaves, him and his crew went 1st to a general store to steal guns, killing the owner in the process. 20 whites were killed by the end of the day
#147: Stono Rebellion (Part 2)

When the colonists caught up wit the rebels at the Edisto River, at least 14 men were executed. Their heads were left at mile posts in Charleston and this rebellion would lead to the Negro Act of 1740
#148: 1740 Negro Act

The Negro Act of 1740 came as an outcome of the Stono Rebellion. This governed slave behavior more strictly, it included making it illegal for a slave to:

• read and write
• earn money (yes some slaves were paid)
• assemble in large groups

#149: Marcus Garvey (Part 1)

Marcus Garvey was hated by Dubois and A. Philip Randolph. One of the reasons for that was Garvey, in 1922 met with the Imperial Kleagle of the Georgia Klan, Edward Young Clark to discuss his back to Africa movement.
#150: FAMU (Part 1)

Dr William Foster in the 1940s took his 16 piece band & turned it into what we know today as the Marching 100. The Marching 100 performed during Super Bowl 3 & the 1964 Orange bowl.
#151: Tennessee (Part 1)

By 1908, Tennessee had 16 black institutes, colleges, academies and universities. Many of them are now forgotten HBCUs and those who had the largest enrollment included: Walden University (925), Howe Bible and Normal school (729) and LeMonye with (725).
#152: Black Music (Part 1)

White artists stole many black artists music in the 1950s without paying any royalties. Pat Boone recorded “Tutti Frutti” & “Long Tall Sally” (Little Richard songs) & “Ain’t That A Shame” (Fats Domino). Not a penny has been paid to those two artists.
#153: Art (Part 1)

“L'art nègre? Connais pas” = African art? Never heard of it - Picasso in 1920

There was an exhibit in South African that presented 84 original works by Picasso along w/ 29 African sculptures similar to those in the artist’s own collection proving the theft
#154: Black Music (Part 2)

“....got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth...then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe. I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive. That son of a bitch was going to leave me” - Mike Jeffrey
#155: Black Music (Part 3)

Mike Jeffrey was the manager of Jimi Hendrix, he formerly worked for MI6(Secret Intelligence Service) and also flaunted his connections with organized crime and the FBI. James Wright, one of Hendrix’s roadies recorded the drunk confession of the murder
#156: Black Music (Part 4)

In the early 2000s under Operation Condor, NYs Street Crime Unit had evolved & began to attack different music artists under “harassment arrests” & to stir chaos, similar to COINTELPRO. Artists included Talib Kweli, 50 Cent, Jay Z, DMX, Puffy, PE, etc.
🥘 https://twitter.com/CoachWilmore_/status/1091542996124946432
#157: Amazing Grace

The very popular hymn “Amazing Grace” was originally written by John Newton, a British slave trading captain of vessels operating in modern day Nigeria. Funny thing is that the hymn was inspired by a near death experience he had while on a slave ship.
🍎 https://twitter.com/CoachWilmore_/status/1201688267458064384
#158: Black Music (Part 5)

Puffys estimated worth was 400 million by 2001. There is evidence suggesting that US Intelligence used Combs as a scapegoat in the East/West conflict. The NYPD had a profile on him & evidence also suggests an early assassination attempt on his life.
#159: Langston (Part 1)

John M. Langston was born of a slave mother & her white owner. He went to Oberlin where he’d graduate in the late 1840s. He was very politically involved under the US government & was also President at Howard and Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
#160: Arkansas (Part 1)

The Arkansas Negro Boys Industrial School was a juvenile work farm for young boys who committed petty crimes. It was located right outside Pine Bluff but it moved to Wrightsville in the 1930s. A 1956 report stated the boys lived in horrible conditions
#161: Arkansas (Part 2)

On March 5, 1959 21 of the 69 boys locked inside their dorms were burned to death. The fire began mysteriously started around 4 am. The same morning, law officials completely dismantled the scene as if they were attempting to cover something up
#162: Arkansas (Part 3)

The remains of the boys bodies were received in the funeral home wrapped in newspaper. 7 of the 21 were buried privately by the families but the remainder was buried in an unmarked mass grave. The true location of their site is unknown.
#163: Vagrancy Laws (Part 1)

There were many versions of vagrancy laws that were imposed on blacks after slavery ended, making it illegal to be homeless & unemployed

Many times blacks/Mexicans were kidnapped & essentially jailed or enslaved for committing this “crime”
#164: Patrice Lumumba (Part 1)

Patrice Lumumba was the first elected Prime Minister of the Congo. At a time where four separate governments ruled the region, he was assassinated by Belgium & US Intelligence after he challenged their rule/presence in the Congo Free state
#165: Patrice Lumumba (Part 2)

This was just 7 months after the Congo gained independence from Belgium.

Lumumba's body, after being executed, was dismembered and dissolved with acid in an attempt to keep any grave from becoming a pilgrimage site.
#166: Crips (Part 1)

Modeled very similarly after the Black Panther Party, Raymond Washington was the founder of the Cribs. Members were originally known as “Cribs” as the name was an idiom that meant “from the cradle to the grave”. Crip came from the mispronunciation of Crib
#167: Austin, TX (Part 1)

Stephen F Austin was known for starting a colony in Mexican Tejas(Texas) when Mexico had been working to abolish slavery. He seen the cotton industry increase & thought Texas would be the place to make $. Old 300 refers to the settlers who came w/ him
#168: Austin, TX (Part 2)

Because Mexico was working to abolish slavery, he’d secure a loophole for farmers in Texas, allowing them to free their slaves but then sign them to 99 yrs of indentured servitude. Austin himself did own a few slaves.
#169: Florida (Part 1)

The Bahamas abolished slavery in the 1830s. The 2nd major wave of blacks moving into Miami were the Bahamians & it started w/ their fishermen who would come to the shores, harvest turtles, their eggs & take it back to Nassau. Eventually they settled there
#170: Florida (Part 2)

The Bahamians had skill in masonry building, roads and many different uses of the land. They are credited with building the Vizcaya, the Peacock Inn, the Barnacle, the Deering Estate, the Dade County Courthouse plus more.
#171: Florida (Part 3)

Overtown/Colour Town was a community set aside for blacks in the northwest quadrant of Miami. Overtown got its name due to the fact that if you lived in Coconut Grove & you wanted to visit someone black in Miami, you had to go “over down town” to get there
#172: Marcus Garvey (Part 1)

Marcus Garvey had a relationship w/ Theodore Bilbo, one of the most racist governors MS ever seen. Bilbo would sponsor the Greater Liberia Act in 1939 and this would provide another opportunity for blacks to move to Africa to escape American racism
#173: Makonde People’s (Part 1)

The mask below is an example of what was worn by the boys of Makonde during their reentry to the community after their completion of their rites of passage process. It displays how their faces & teeth were decorated for the probation.
#174: Makonde People’s (Part 2)

Teeth was chopped into points & their faces were scarred. During the process, the boys learned the secrets of death & masking. The young ladies did not because masking as a woman is seen as a form of social control. Also yes, this is human hair
#175: Church Traditions (Part 3)

During slavery, after the Second Great Awakening, slaves had a mindset of presenting themselves as a “tool to benefit others” through their clothes during the week. On Sunday, they were to represent their connection w/ God through their clothes
#176: 5 Civilized Tribes (Part 1)

By 1860, the 5 Civilized Tribes owned around 10,000 slaves all together. Some Native slave owners were just as harsh as white slave masters. Natives were also often hired to catch runaway slaves. All tribes except the Seminoles had slave codes.
#177: Black Music (Part 6)

In West Africa, it was common to sing while working. This translated to slavery, the overseer often allowed singing(fast songs only) while working. It set the pace for the work. Drums werent allowed because it was previously used as a war instrument.
#178: Kentucky Derby (Part 1)

Slaves were known for being the caretakers of their masters horses, Monkey Simon was probably the most famous of them all (refer to #121). The first person to win a Kentucky Derby was Oliver Lewis, 13 of the 15 jockeys in the race were black.
#179: Black Music (Part 7)

Evidence compiled had proven that by the mid 90s, US Intelligence had combined their ‘60s COINTELPRO into an official NY police rap intelligence unit. More than 40 rappers were on the list including Jay Z, Puffy, and DMX.
#180: Slave Torture (Part 1)

Below is a picture of a slave being hung by his ribs while still alive. He stayed alive for three days until he was clubbed to death. This illustration was used in a narrative to prevent more slave uprisings.
#181: Dallas (Part 4)

William Brown Miller was a cotton king and slave owner who stayed in Oak Cliff. Below is his mansion that was completed in the mid 19th century, paranormal experts have claimed the house to be haunted.
#182: Biloxi Beach

Biloxi Beach originally was off limits to blacks, Dr Gilbert Mason moved to change that. From 1959-1963 he led a series of protests on the beach to desegregate it & by 1968, that goal was met.
#183: Slave Breeding Farms (Part 1)

A fertile woman to a slave master was more profitable than any productive male. By 1808, slave importation had been banned so slave breeding farms gave slave masters the workers they yearned for.
#184: Slave Breeding Farms (Part 2)

Male slaves, who they called studs or stockmen were often rented out by different slave masters. They’d be locked in a room of girls/women overnight to have sex with as many as possible. The next day they’d be interviewed on what happened.
#185: Slave Breeding Farms (Part 3)

Stockmen often wore hoods or bags over their head while being forced to breed. This was to keep them from knowing who they were having forced sex with since it could end up being a niece, aunt, sister or mother.
#186: Muse Brothers (Part 1)

These two are the Muse Brothers. They were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival and eventually showcased around the country with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
#187: Muse Brothers (Part 2)

Reports claimed they were tricked by a bounty hunter working for a sideshow promoter and taken away from their mother, telling the boys that their mother was dead. They were marketed as Eko and Iko, the "Ambassadors from Mars"
#188: Muse Brothers (Part 3)

In 1927, they reunited with their mother. The circus had came to Roanoke, VA & Mrs Muse tracked her boys down. In the end, a settlement was won and the boys finally began to be compensated for their work after Mrs Muse fought for her boys freedom.
#189: Technology (Part 1)

Teotihuacan is known as the city of Gods, the city was built before the Aztecs arrived but it grew from the 3rd to 7th century AD. The city’s layout resembles a modern day computer circuit board, similar to the Great Pyramids & others.
#190: Technology (Part 2)

Under the structures in Teotihuacan is a mineral called mica, which is found in Brazil. Mica is said to have different electrical properties. Similar to the Great Pyramids, they’re also said to be able to concentrate electromagnetic energy.
#191: Dallas (Part 5)

During slavery, usually only black doctors tended to other unhealthy slaves, or they weren’t cared for at all. Located in what is now “Uptown”, in the late 19th century, Dr Benjamin Bluitt would build the first black owned and operated sanitarium.
#192: Ridgeland, MS (Part 1)

Ridgeland, right outside of Jackson, was home to multiple prominent slave plantations. This included, the Greenwood, Clifton/Ash & Yellowley plantation. Madison County as a whole was recorded w/ 18,118 slaves in the 1860 US Census & 148 slaveholders
#193: Watergate

In 1972, 5 men linked to R. Nixon’s campaign broken into the Democratic head quarters to photograph/steal documents and plant bugs. Security Guard Frank Willis noticed the suspicious activity which led to multiple arrests and Nixon’s resignation.
#194: Medicine Men (Part 1)

Mundu Mue are very powerful medicine men of East Africa. An example of their work for snake bites: cut a persons tongue, rub medicine into the bite, then have the person spit on the snake and the snake will eventually bite itself to death.
#195: African Burials (Part 1)

In most African societies, burning a corpse is unheard of. If you arent buried in the ground, the body will be left in a tree or hidden in a cave. 72 Rabbis wrote the earliest Greek Bible, this is where they took the location of the burial of Jesus
#196: Stilt Walking (Part 1)

Stilt walking originated in West Ghana within the mythology of moko jumbi meaning good spirit. Today you see the misinterpretation of its origins within the circus. There are three myths associated w/ the tradition.
#197: Stilt Walking (Part 2)

The 1st is that a nation built their homes on stilts due to seasonal flooding, using stilts to transport in high waters. Another myth is that the stilts were used to avoid walking on their ancestors buried underground.
#198: Stilt Walking (Part 3)

Thirdly, our last myth states medicine men used stilts to tower himself over a village to see and ward off evil spirits. John Magnus Farrell and Alfred Richardson supposedly popularized stilt walking during the first Virgin Islands Carnival in 1952.
#199: FAMU (Part 2)

(Refer to #150) Because of FAMUs model, 100 piece bands were the standard in the 1960s, TnSU modeled their band from FAMU. William Foster is recognized as the first to incorporate dance into halftime shows.
#200: Quilts (Part 1)

Just like cornrows, quilts were said to be used to relay secret messages to slaves who were traveling on the Underground Railroad.

The first quilt was of a monkey wrench, telling the slaves to grab his tools and prepare for an escape.
#201: Quilts (Part 2)

The next could be of a wagon wheel to let a slave know how he’d be traveling.
A quilted log cabin = seek shelter here. Quilts also allegedly encouraged slaves to move in zig zag lines, Africans believe that evil spirits follow straight lines.
#202: Memphis (Part 1)

Adams Ave. in Memphis was the center of their slave trade w/ multiple slave markets

One of the largest was Nathan Bedford Forests home where he sold/bought slaves. Forest is better known for establishing the most destructive American terrorist group ever
#203: New Year (Part 1)

During slavery, every New Year began w/ slave auctions, also know as “Hiring Day”. W/ those hired on Jan 1, their “contracts” usually lasted about a yr up until Christmas. After their week break, if useless, they’d be put back on the auction block Jan 1.
#204: Jonkonnu (Part 1)

This celebration can be traced back to Jamaica & West Africa. Different regions have different norms of the celebration but in Jamaica, the celebration was from Christmas to New Years. It was a fusion of African masked dances & British folk plays
#205: Jonkonnu (Part 2)

Jonkonnu is very similar to New Orleans second lines, it’s a street parade. During slavery, the enslaved would sing & dance door to door in hopes of gifts. Of the parade, masked performers would too, depict slave life through satire.
#206: Jonkonnu (Part 3)

The origins of the name John Canoe are unknown but my favorite explanation is that he was an Ashanti figure named Jankomo, known for his dance moves of two steps forward & one back. This holiday is celebrated in NC, Belize, the Bahamas & other places
#207: Jamaica (Part 1)

On Christmas Day in 1831, a rebellion that included at least 60,000 slaves in Jamaica began. An economic depression occurred that year which led many poor whites to become allies with the slaves. This encouraged the rebellion.
#208: Jamaica (Part 2)

Prior to the war, Sam Sharpe had been given limited freedom to move around the British Colony, he was the mastermind behind it. A strike was led on Christmas by the enslaved but demands weren’t met which led to cane fields being burnt down.
#209: Jamaica (Part 3)

The next year, the rebellion ended and about 300 were executed for their participation in the war, Sam Sharpe was one of them. However, the Baptist War would encourage the British to eventually emancipate many of their colonies throughout 1838.
#210: Christmas Escape

In 1850, Maryland led with 279 runaways. In 1854 on Christmas Eve, Harriet Tubman went from Philly to Maryland to free her three brothers and other loved ones. On Christmas Day, they officially reached freedom & two years later, she freed her parents.
#211: Popes (Part 1)

Pope Nicholas V in 1455 established an edict known as the Doctrine of Discovery which legally called for the colonization of all colored people in the world who weren’t Christian “to those in the remotest parts unknown to us, all who were enemies of Christ”.
#212: Popes (Part 2)

On June 7, 1494, Pope Alexander VI divided the world in two. Spain was in competition with Portugal to secure new lands, so the Pope initiated the Treaty of Tordesillas(where the meeting for the compromise occurred). This made the division official.
#213: Uncle Tom (Part 1)

The real Uncle Tom was an escaped slave turned abolitionist named Josiah Henson(relative of Taraji). In 1830, him & his family walked 600 miles to Canada for their freedom. It’s recorded that he helped free 118 slaves.
#214: Margaret Garner (Part 1)

Garner was a slave who lived in Kentucky during the Pre Civil War era and in 1856, her and her family escaped to Ohio. After her husband was retrieved and the remainder of her family was surrounded at their hideout, things took a turn.
#215: Margaret Garner (Part 2)

She killed her two year old with a butcher knife because she rather her be dead than to return back to slavery. She planned to do the same to herself & her other children but they were detained before it could occur.
#216: Margaret Garner (Part 3)

Abolitionists wanted Garner tried for murder because it would establish an enslaved persons rights. Garner was put on trial and instead convicted for destruction of property and sent back into slavery. She later died in 1858.
You can follow @CoachWilmore_.
Tip: mention @twtextapp on a Twitter thread with the keyword “unroll” to get a link to it.

Latest Threads Unrolled:

By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our Cookie Policy to improve your experience.