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Hidden History website

Hidden History website

NESBITT AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER ON THE U OF I CAMPUS. IT’S A PLACE THAT PROVIDES A NETWORK OF PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR ILLINOIS’ BLACK STUDENTS. ((JENNIFER))THIS IS ACTUALLY A TEMPORARY HOME,THE NEW CENTER WILL OPEN VERY SOON. ((PAUL)) GOING TO LOOK AT SOME OF BLACK HISTORY’S HIDDEN MOMENTS. THE ONES NOT TALKED ABOUT …

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly?

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly?

In October of 1347, 12 ships dropped anchor at a Sicilian port. Those who eagerly approached were met with a grisly sight. Almost all aboard were either dead or barely alive, their skin erupting with blackened boils that dripped blood and pus. In horror, the Sicilian authorities demanded the ships set sail, but though they …

The History of Black Friday

The History of Black Friday

in the late 19th century and early 20th century many santa parades and thanksgiving parades were sponsored by department stores Macy’s thanksgiving day parade ring any bells? Department stores would use these parades for big advertising on christmas sales. it became an unwritten rule that christmas sale advertising was that day and forward. in other …

The real story of the Green Book

The real story of the Green Book

Imagine you’re on a road trip with your family. The year’s 1954 and you’re black. Segregation is law in the South and basically practiced everywhere else in America. You’re traveling down the famed Route 66 and you’ve just reached Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time. There’s not another town for miles and you want …

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

these are shade balls they’re being dumped into this water reservoir in Los Angeles and contrary to what you may have heard their main purpose is not to reduce evaporation so what are they really for? To find out I am visiting the largest collection of these balls anywhere on Earth at L.A. reservoir 96 …