Sure didn't read about this in the history books! It was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration; William H. Hastie was assistant solicitor in the Department of the Interior; and Robert C. Weaver served as a special assistant to the Administrator of the United States Housing Authority. There were over 45 council members. National Museum of American History.

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A stunning list of books that every African American should read

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the U.S. Really Owes Black America

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

#SelmaBurke. ❤ Brilliant artist. It's up to us, those who not only care, but revere this quiet extraordinary history, to be its curators for posterity. -m

"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

A curated walk through the hallways of the newest Smithsonian museum before it opens next week. 13 years in the making, it attempts to depict the pain and pride of the black experience in America.

Bill Sanderson created this multi-portrait illustration for the September issue of 'The Atlantic,' showing President Obama surrounded by important figures in African American History: Frederick Douglas, Booker T Washington, WEB DuBois, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Jessie Jackson Senior and Rosa Parks.

Graphic by Bill Sanderson for the article, Fear of a Black President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

Here's How To Find Your African-American Family History Online - BuzzFeed News

Here's How To Find Your African-American Family History Online

One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt in Louisiana. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U.S. troops and the territorial militias. The revolt was put down by Jan. 11. The leaders were captured, placed on trial and later executed. Their heads were cut off and placed on spikes that stretched over 60 miles. Click for story

Waters One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt.

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