AFRICAN STUDY GROUP….WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021 @ 11AM) is a Special Meeting of the AACS’s AFRICAN STUDIES GROUP

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Topic: African Studies Time: Aug 18, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99385439008?pwd=bk5NZmpTUlhOK2QvMGdpUWVLR2c5Zz09 Meeting ID: 993 8543 9008 Passcode: 320382 AACS’s AFRICAN Study Group (PASG) Meeting:                                                        Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @11am-1pm AGENDA Libation Welcome - 11AM Moment of Silence for the Passing of Rashidi Runoko Brief Tribute to Rashidi Runoko- Rob Whiting https://www.washingtoninformer.com/runoko-rashidi-a-giant-in-pan-african-scholarship/ […]

Twenty Africans arrived in Jamestown

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August 20, 1619: Twenty Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first blacks to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies.

The Nat Turner revolt

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August 21-22, 1831The Nat Turner revolt, ran its course in Southampton County, Virginia.

James Stone of Ohio enlisted

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August 23, 1861 James Stone of Ohio enlisted to become the first black to fight for the Union during the Civil War. He was very light skinned and was married to a white woman. His racial identity was revealed after his death in 1862.

Emmett Till

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August 28, 1955: Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black child from Chicago is brutally murdered in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman. His murderers are acquitted, and the case bring international attention to the civil rights movement after Jet magazine publishes a photo of Till’s beaten body at his open-casket funeral.

Guion (Guy) S. Bluford, Jr.

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August 30, 1983 Guion (Guy) S. Bluford, Jr. was the first black American astronaut to make a space flight on board the space shuttle Challenger

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