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Jeremiah Hamilton: Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire

Prince of Darness

by Shane White Jeremiah Hamilton: Prince of Darkness At a little after ten o’clock on Tuesday evening, July 14, 1863, the second day of the New York Draft Riots, a mob marched down East 29th Street chanting menacingly “68, 68,

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New York’s First Black Firefighters


By Ginger Adams Otis Black Firefighters It’s no secret that FDNY firefighters are among the best in the world, but here’s a little-known fact about New York’s Bravest: a black woman was among the city’s earliest black firefighters. Her name

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Celebrating Black History Month 2015


by The History Reader Black History Month is an annual event for celebrating the central role of African Americans in the U.S., as well as other countries, including Canada and the U.K. Originally instituted in 1976 as “Negro History Week,” every

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