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Stories about: African American

Diversity & Inclusion
Story Type Indicator - video. An “I Was Here” Ancestor Spirit Portrait is paired with a historical marker that says: Slavery in Fayette Co. On the N.E. corner of the Fayette County Courthouse lawn stood the whipping post established in 1847 to punish slaves for such offenses as being on the streets after 7 p.m. Fayette Co. was one of the largest slaveholding counties in Kentucky. By 1860, one in four residents of the city of Lexington were slaves.

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Inside the Stagecoach
Story Type Indicator - video. Jesse Swanagan smiles and carries his son, Jesse III, on his back in front of City Garden Montesorri School in St. Louis.

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Economic Opportunity
 Detroit

Economic Opportunity
Story Type Indicator - También en español. Detroit skyline

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Volunteering & Giving
Story Type Indicator - video. Najma Calhoun is a UNCF scholar and student at Oakwood University.

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Our History
 Robert “Patt” Patterson, center, at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Feb. 2, 1960. Patterson was refused service but remained seated throughout the day.

Economic Opportunity
Story Type Indicator - viewpoints. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP

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Small Business
 Mandy Bowman, founder of the Black Wall Street app

Small Business
Story Type Indicator - viewpoints. As Rebuilding Together marks its 45th year of bringing volunteers together to improve the living conditions of its neighbors, it is working with Wells Fargo to extend that revitalization effort to small businesses across the country.

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