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We looked inside some of the tweets by @africanarchives and here's what we found interesting.

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Quoted @africanarchives

The Slave Bible — How The Bible was Selectively Edited to Instill Obedience. https://t.co/kEccXc3JmB

🥴 we surprised? Not I. https://t.co/PaYYWtAm7f

The Slave Bible — How The Bible was Selectively Edited to Instill Obedience. https://t.co/kEccXc3JmB

24 years ago today, we lost  hip-hop legend, Tupac Shakur. Gone, but not forgotten.

“My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.” —Tupac https://t.co/g4JkcHwAbE
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24 years ago today, we lost hip-hop legend, Tupac Shakur. Gone, but not forgotten. “My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.” —Tupac https://t.co/g4JkcHwAbE

ᴛʜᴇ ᴄɪᴄᴇʀᴏ ʀᴀᴄᴇ ʀɪᴏᴛ

In July 1951, a mob of about 4,000 whites attacked an apartment building that housed a single Black family of Harvey E. Clark, a WW2 veteran, in a neighborhood in Cicero, Illinois.

It was the first race riot to be broadcast on local television. https://t.co/zL09ef7lKA
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ᴛʜᴇ ᴄɪᴄᴇʀᴏ ʀᴀᴄᴇ ʀɪᴏᴛ In July 1951, a mob of about 4,000 whites attacked an apartment building that housed a single Black family of Harvey E. Clark, a WW2 veteran, in a neighborhood in Cicero, Illinois. It was the first race riot to be broadcast on local television. https://t.co/zL09ef7lKA

Eartha Kitt, circa 1960
“I wouldn’t bother to describe me. I’m Eartha Kitt.” https://t.co/KcfQ5XELCh
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Eartha Kitt, circa 1960 “I wouldn’t bother to describe me. I’m Eartha Kitt.” https://t.co/KcfQ5XELCh

“Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” —Ella Baker https://t.co/ddnTRhTmW2

“Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” —Ella Baker https://t.co/ddnTRhTmW2

This is the face of Seti, one of the most well preserved mummy in all of Egyptian history. He was black and not Caucasian.

Menmaatre Seti (I), was the Pharoah who returned Egypt to its lost glory of the 18th dynasty. He led military campaigns and expanded the Egyptian empire. https://t.co/aCXYtYzFqf
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This is the face of Seti, one of the most well preserved mummy in all of Egyptian history. He was black and not Caucasian. Menmaatre Seti (I), was the Pharoah who returned Egypt to its lost glory of the 18th dynasty. He led military campaigns and expanded the Egyptian empire. https://t.co/aCXYtYzFqf

Ruby Bridges talking about her experience. https://t.co/HAs0ZCRTAS

Happy 66th birthday to Ruby Bridges! She was the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school.

Here's a visual reminder of what she faced every day and why what she did was so powerful. https://t.co/MnCNsLY7O2
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Happy 66th birthday to Ruby Bridges! She was the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school. Here's a visual reminder of what she faced every day and why what she did was so powerful. https://t.co/MnCNsLY7O2

Black soldiers share their racism experience in Vietnam in the 1970s. It shows how the white supremacists taught the Vietnamese people to hate them. https://t.co/fUai2gHzpe

The Vietnam war was the first major conflict in which black soldiers were fully integrated into the American Millitary. The Executive Order 9981, officially desegregated the armed forces in 1948, though many units remained segregated until late 1954.

Quoted @africanarchives

Black soldiers share their racism experience in Vietnam in the 1970s. It shows how the white supremacists taught the Vietnamese people to hate them. https://t.co/fUai2gHzpe

Chadwick Boseman’s movie Da 5 Bloods captures this continuing struggle and the troubled history of Black Vietnam veterans. https://t.co/cf6HCbZqtQ

Black soldiers share their racism experience in Vietnam in the 1970s. It shows how the white supremacists taught the Vietnamese people to hate them. https://t.co/fUai2gHzpe

Quoted @africanarchives

More than 8000 post black women in Mississippi and S. Carolina were given involuntary hysterectomies (removal of uterus) between 1920s and 80s when they went to see white doctors for other complaints. These came to be known as ‘Mississippi Appendectomies’ https://t.co/5axSH3cNTB

More than 8000 post black women in Mississippi and S. Carolina were given involuntary hysterectomies (removal of uterus) between 1920s and 80s when they went to see white doctors for other complaints.

These came to be known as ‘Mississippi Appendectomies’ https://t.co/5axSH3cNTB

The number of involuntary hysterectomies performed in the US during the 20th century are mindblowing and they include Fannie Lou Hamer who awoke from what she thought would be a minor surgery without a uterus. #MississipiAppendectomy https://t.co/CsRklsPLYn

The ‘Mississippi Appendectomy’, was the medical practice that provided involuntary sterilization to poor, black, women who were deemed unfit to reproduce. These practices were not limited to Mississippi. An estimated 100,000 to 150,000 poor people were sterilized annually. https://t.co/FPasHYEE3k

The ‘Mississippi Appendectomy’, was the medical practice that provided involuntary sterilization to poor, black, women who were deemed unfit to reproduce. These practices were not limited to Mississippi. An estimated 100,000 to 150,000 poor people were sterilized annually. https://t.co/FPasHYEE3k

More than 8000 post black women in Mississippi and S. Carolina were given involuntary hysterectomies (removal of uterus) between 1920s and 80s when they went to see white doctors for other complaints.

These came to be known as ‘Mississippi Appendectomies’ https://t.co/5axSH3cNTB

More than 8000 post black women in Mississippi and S. Carolina were given involuntary hysterectomies (removal of uterus) between 1920s and 80s when they went to see white doctors for other complaints. These came to be known as ‘Mississippi Appendectomies’ https://t.co/5axSH3cNTB

Wise words from Fred Hampton https://t.co/XUpMyTdRFT

Quoted @africanarchives

William O'Neal, an FBI informant, infiltrated the Black Panthers and set up Fred Hampton for $300. Fred Hampton, was executed in his sleep by race soldiers, sleeping next to his pregnant wife, Akua Njeri. https://t.co/1sgxPlXZdr

William O'Neal, an FBI informant, infiltrated the Black Panthers and set up Fred Hampton for $300.

Fred Hampton, was executed in his sleep by race soldiers, sleeping next to his pregnant wife, Akua Njeri. https://t.co/1sgxPlXZdr

Happy birthday to activist and Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. He was murdered at just 21 years old. https://t.co/UeVch5DMBl

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