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Uncover the hidden secrets of Black Wall Street in 1921 (Tulsa)

The Black community deserves to know all of Black history.

For too long, students and churches have heard the stories of oppression, slavery, and dehumanization of Black men, women, and their families.

However, history also has another story to tell – one of success, generational wealth, and unwavering faith.

The tales of hope, perseverance, and the attainment of those things are the stories we need to know to rescue our communities from falling apart.

UMI is committed to inspiring people about Black community development, teaching you how to reengage your students and congregations, and refreshing how you teach Black history with the wisdom of Jesus.

Building a City on a Hill, our latest release, includes stories that detail Black legacy builders’ remarkable achievements.

The history of slavery and segregation is not the full story, and to move forward, we must know the rest.

To get a glimpse of one of the stories featured in our book, watch the 10-minute video on the events that happened in Greenwood, Tulsa. Learn about the Tulsa race massacre. Then, buy the book at BuildingaCityonaHill.com.

A “free town” formed by Africans who escaped slavery in Colombia

About an hour outside Cartagena, Colombia is a little town with a big history.  San Basilio de Palenque has about 3500 inhabitants and was formed by African slaves who escaped Spanish rulers 400 years ago. A hip hop group from the community is preserving that history with their music. Their Urban Voice is Kombilesa Mi. The Palenquero language is influenced by the Kikongo language of Angola and Congo where many of the slaves who settled in this region originated. The language is also mixed with Portuguese which was spoken by the slave traders who first brought Africans to the Americas.

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Stories of black Americans, who fled to the USSR to escape race discrimination | RT Documentary

Hundreds of African Americans moved to the Soviet Union escaping racial discrimination in the 1930s. At home, African Americans faced a lack of prospects and restrictions which separated them from society. Fed up with constant prejudice, several hundred African Americans left the ‘land of dreams’ to live freely in the Soviet Union.

00:00 – Afro-Russians

2:23 – Why did black Americans go to the USSR

5:17 – No place for racism

8:06 – James Lloydovich Patterson

11:16 – The first black Soviet football player

12:20 – ‘Why are you black?’

15:29 – US vs Russia

17:30 – ‘My heart is in Russia’

19:30 – Fleeing racism

22:26 – Home

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Nazi prejudice and propaganda – the racist crimes against the “children of shame” | DW Documentary

After World War I, relationships between French occupation troops and German women were banned. But they happened anyway, and liaisons involving black soldiers produced a number of mixed-race children. Many were later persecuted by the Nazis. Around 100,000 French troops were sent to occupy Germany’s Rhineland region in 1920. About 20,000 of these soldiers came from the French colonies of Tunisia, Morocco, French Indochina, and Senegal. The African troops became targets of a harassment campaign called “Die Schwarze Schmach,” or “The Black Disgrace.” German political parties, the media, and many organizations tried to discredit French occupation policies by falsely claiming that black French soldiers were systematically raping German women and children. The presence of black, North African, and Asian troops in Germany was depicted as a threat to the “German race” and the future of European civilization. Between 1919 and 1928, several hundred mixed-race children were born in Germany’s Rhineland region — the product of liaisons between local women and French occupation troops. These children, their mothers, and extended families were socially ostracized from the very beginning. In the 1930s, these children became victims of racist Nazi policies. In 1937, Adolf Hitler secretly ordered hundreds of them to be forcibly sterilized. A special unit of the Gestapo was set up to carry out this task. This documentary, directed by Dominik Wessely, tells the story of a forgotten crime. It also explains how propaganda and toxic “fake news” reports can create an environment in which horrific crimes can be committed.

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