Dr. Ossian Sweet
Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A143138

Dr. Ossian Sweet’s Black Life Mattered

...his parents sent him north. He worked his way through prep school and college at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the first black university owned and operated by black Americans. He...

Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?

...a surprise to Americans that Canadians, too, claim Tubman as a national hero. The “North Star” of freedom had been a haven for escaped slaves and free blacks since the...
By Unknown; distributed by Epoch Film Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Birth of a Nation”: 100 Years Later

...as they pass a bill permitting the intermarriage of blacks and whites. We can’t hear what’s going on—The Birth of a Nation is a silent film—but the scene is identified...

What If the World Were Flat and Columbus Had Fallen Off the Edge of the Earth?

...seriously that he believed had Columbus and his crew perished on their voyage, “There is a reasonable chance that northern Europeans would have found the Americas. This would have made...