Black History Fact

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Olmecs Early as 1200 BCE to About 400 BCE

  • The first great Mesoamerican civilization.
  • Olmecs appeared to practice ritual bloodletting, and played the Mesoamerican ballgame, hallmarks of nearly all subsequent Mesoamerican societies.
  • The Olmec civilization was first defined through artifacts that collectors purchased and considered among ancient American’s most striking.
  • Monumental sacred complexes, massive Stone sculpture, ball games, chocolate drinking and animal gods were features of Olmec culture.
  • Believed to be African ancestry by African scholars and are heralded as one of the foundations of the book by Ivan Van Sertima entitled “They Came Before Columbus.”
  • The distinctly African features of a broad nose and thick lips led many to those conclusions.
  • Some say the noses and lips are thick because of dull tools, however, they have impeccable eyelids and hair. If one can carve an eyelid, then why not a narrow nose?

Black Wall Street Greenwood, suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma: 1906 – 1921

  • One of the most successful Black economies in American history.
  • O.W. Gurley, a wealthy African-American from Arkansas, moved to Tulsa, purchased over 40 acres of land, and sold to other African-Americans in 1906.
  • During oil boom of the 1910’s, area of Northeast Oklahoma, around Tulsa flourished.
  • Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, a two-day massacre of hundreds of Black residents started by a white mob.
  • Over 800 people admitted to area hospitals, estimated 10,000 homeless, 35 city blocks housing 1,256 residences destroyed, and 600 successful businesses lost.
  • The community mobilized it’s resources and rebuilt the Greenwood area within 5 years of the race riot in spite of political efforts to prevent reconstruction.

The Moors 711 AD – 1492 AD

  • Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb (North Africa), Iberian Peninsula, Sicily (Italy), and Malta, 711 AD – 1492 AD.
  • Occupied Mazara, on Sicily, developing a port in 827.
  • Intellectual achievements of the Moors in Spain had lasting effects; when Europe had two universities, the Moors had seventeen.
  • During the 10th century, Cordoba not just the capital of Al Andalus, but also one of the most important cities in the world; had street lighting, 50 hospitals with running water, 300 public baths, 500 mosques, and 70 libraries.
  • Held extensive knowledge of irrigation and cultivation of crops.

Redlining

  • Practice of marking a red line on a map to delineate an area where Banks would not make loans; most frequently discriminated areas were Black inner-city neighborhoods.
  • The term “redlining” was counted in the late 1960s by John McKnight, sociologist, and community activist.
  • It refers to the denial of services or selectively raised prices to residents of certain areas based on racial or ethnic composition of those areas.
  • Banks would often lend to lower-income whites, but not middle and upper-income Blacks.
  • Redlining, today, is illegal and a component of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 speaks against racial-geographical discrimination.

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I am a free spirit! Speak my mind a lot. Published author! Business & Psychology major! AA in Healthcare Administration; BBA in Accounting/Finance. Working on my masters in Psychology. Mother, hairstylist, nail technician and so much more.

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