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Davidson–Smitherman House: The Historic Plantation Hose in Centreville, Alabama
There is a house that was built in the city of Centreville, Alabama named the Davidson–Smitherman House. The house, like a lot of the different historically significant locations that we talk about here on Mint Message, also has another name called the Davidson Plantation because it is also a plantation home and part of the reason why it is considered important to the overall history of the United States of America. This house has a very interesting and dynamic history and we at Mint Message want to cover it in this article to give you an idea of what makes Davidson-Smitherman House so important to the history of Alabama as a whole.
Woodlane Plantation - The Historic Mansion in Eufaula, Alabama
Woodlane Plantation in Eufaula, Alabama holds a significant place in the region's history. Its origins can be traced back to the early 19th century when it was established as a cotton plantation. According to historical records, Woodlane Plantation had its construction completed in the year 1852 and was one of the largest plantations in the area. The mansion was created as a tragic reminder of the horrors of slavery and also as a form of Greek Revival architecture that existed back in the Deep South at the time as well as in other parts of the United States.
Honoring the untold stories of America’s first Black generals
The release of the 2012 film “Red Tails” about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) servicemen during World War II, was a watershed in more ways than one. Starring Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Nate Parker, and Cuba Gooding, Jr., the action-packed biopic was the first feature film made about the woefully under-acknowledged military men. The movie also changed the trajectory of Doug Melville’s life.
Black Lives In the Hot Seat: The Silent Crisis of 'Heat Islands' & Climate Change
Imagine a world where cool, breezy nights are a thing of the past, replaced by sweltering heat that never seems to let up. If Marvin Gaye were to sing about today's environment, he might touch on these relentless heatwaves that are becoming the new norm.
On this day in history: Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Opens in Minneapolis
On October 17, 1924, the Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House, named for the famous eighteenth-century African American poet, opened its doors in north Minneapolis. This landmark center would become the cornerstone of the local African American community for decades to come.
Honoring Hoodoo Heritage: A Celebration of Ancestral Spiritual Traditions
This article was edited with the assistance of AI. October marks Hoodoo Heritage Month, a joyous occasion during which Black and other Indigenous communities come together to honor and celebrate the spiritual traditions passed down from their ancestors. Hoodoo, a deeply rooted practice that combines African and Native American elements, holds deep significance and offers a spiritual connection that has endured for generations.
Rising Suicide Rates in African American Communities: Addressing the Challenges
As the autumn leaves fall and the days grow shorter, the beginning of seasonal depression has started, casting a shadow over the emotional well-being of people of all backgrounds. Against this backdrop, we must confront the concerning uptick in suicide rates among African Americans, a matter that demands our attention and understanding. While the reasons behind this phenomenon are multifaceted, this article aims to explore several significant factors, supported by collected data and statistics, contributing to this alarming trend. In addition to the previously mentioned reasons, we will delve into the unique effects of seasonal depression on people and the importance of community support. We'll also provide information on the suicide hotline for those in need.
Promote Trade: A Pathway to Job Growth for African Americans
The removal of trades from schools has had profound and far-reaching consequences on individuals' ability to secure stable and well-paying jobs without a college education. This impact is particularly evident within the African American community, which has been disproportionately affected by the lack of trade education opportunities. As a result, African Americans often find themselves pushed towards for-profit programs that offer limited career prospects or are faced with closed job markets that hinder their ability to find sustainable employment.
This Abandoned Hospital in Maryland is One of the Creepiest Places in the State
There’s no shortage of abandoned places in Maryland, and today we’re featuring one that’s among the most disturbing. Keep reading to learn more. The Crownsville Hospital Center was a psychiatric hospital located in Crownsville, Maryland.
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: From Ruin to Recovery
On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the capital city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The disaster claimed the lives of over 230,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless. Haiti, already grappling with socio-economic challenges, was left with scars that would test its resilience for years to come.
Remembering Clotilda: Last US Slave Ship and Painful Part of Alabama History
The Clotilda was a large two-masted United States of America slave ship that transported 110 Africans from Benin to Mobile, Alabama, in 1860, defying the U.S. ban on importing slaves. Despite its role in the illegal slave trade, the Clotilda holds significant historical importance, leading to its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Lessons from the Rosenwald Schools will screen 9/23 at Cameron Art Museum
On September 23, 2023 at 2pm the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) in Wilmington, NC will host a screening of the documentary “Lessons from the Rosenwald Schools.” This short film will be followed by a brief presentation about historic African American schools in New Hanover County and a discussion with the filmmakers, Claudia Stack, Ed.M. and Richard T. Newkirk, Ed.D. This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Please click here to register.
Black Students Receive Unequal Treatment in Flagler Schools
At a Flagler County's Bunnell elementary school, black students are gathered at assembly to be told "they can do better," according to a CNN report. "During the assembly, a 2023-2024 school year Goals and Objectives PowerPoint presentation was used that read in part, “AA have underperform (sic) on standardized assessment for the last past 3 years."
How Black American Lineage-Based Movements Toppled Old Ways Of Thinking Revealed in a New Book
Black Americans followed the facts...Afrocentrists created cartoonish narratives, depicting over three thousand cultures as dashiki-wearing, kufi-topped, mask-carving Swahili speakers. The proverb "It takes a village to raise a child” symbolized “African life.” Millions of orphans, tribal genocides, deadly rituals, and child brides escaped the Afrocentric gaze.
A Lincoln Quote About Black Americans Stirs a Debate About Hidden History and a New Book
Last week, a school student brought a book to class for his teacher to read. In the book, "The Secret Origins of Black Americans," there was a quote by Abraham Lincoln that contradicted history lessons.
Opinion: In Black History, Truth is Stranger than Fiction
From the pages of a controversial book, "The Secret Origins of Black Americans" I learned of suppressed quotes, “Without the military help of the Black Freedmen, the war against the south could not have been won” - President Abraham Lincoln. I discovered many incidences of suppressed history like the story of the Statue Of Liberty. Lady Liberty is a tribute to the end of slavery and the Civil War victory, not a warm welcome to immigrants.
Controversial Black American History Book Exposes Hidden History
From the pages of a new controversial book, "The Secret Origins of Black Americans" I learned of suppressed quotes, “Without the military help of the Black Freedmen, the war against the south could not have been won” - President Abraham Lincoln. I discovered many incidences of suppressed history like the story of the Statue Of Liberty. Lady Liberty is a tribute to the end of slavery and the Civil War victory, not a warm welcome to immigrants.