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mdhurd, Author at Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture

TIPHC Newsletter, Apr. 14-20, 2019

Historians expose early scientists’ debt to the slave trade Image: Hans Sloane collected this specimen of cacao in Jamaica in the 1680s. Sloane often collected on or near slave plantations, taking advantage of slavery’s infrastructure to advance his science. (NHM Images) (ScienceMag.org) At the dawn of the 1700s, European science seemed poised to conquer

TIPHC Newsletter, Apr. 7-13, 2019

40 Years a Slave: The Extraordinary Tale of an African Prince Stolen from His Kingdom Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori was West African royalty before he was enslaved on a Mississippi plantation. Image: Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori (Library of Congress) (History) After a shackled journey across the Atlantic, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori was desperate to

TIPHC Newsletter, Mar. 31-Apr. 6, 2019

Seventy-Five Years Ago, the Military’s Only All-Black Female Band Battled the War Department and Won The women of the 404th Armed Service Forces band raised morale and funds for the military, but they had to fight discrimination to do so Photo: The 404th AFS Band pictured in Fort Des Moines (Women's Army Corps and

TIPHC Newsletter, Mar. 24-30, 2019

New TIPHC Exhibit! “Biscuits and Business” The Legacy of Lucille Smith and Southern Black Chefs                    Lucille Smith In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture presents, “Biscuits and Business: The Legacy of Lucille Smith and