AfroPlex Media

AfroPlex Media

A Los Angeles based blog that covers the many complexities and multi-faceted, non-monolithic aspects of the Black American community.

Frederick Douglass was a leader in the abolitionist movement, an early champion of women’s rights and author of ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.’ 

The NAACP or National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was established in 1909 and is America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.

Henry Highland Garnet (December 23, 1815 – February 13, 1882) was an African American abolitionist and orator. He was the first black minister to preach to the United States House of Representatives.

Journalist and nurse Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African American airline flight attendant in the United States when she joined Mohawk Airlines in 1958. While she is most commonly known for her achievement in the airline industry, she spent much of her career as an activist for minority and women’s rights.

On February 10, 1964, the United States House of Representatives passed The Civil Rights Act of 1964 after 70 days of debate.

In January 1811, five hundred slaves of south Louisiana rose in active rebellion against their masters in the largest slave revolt in American history.

Grace Towns Hamilton was the first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly.  She was a lifelong advocate of rights for the disadvantaged, and was instrumental in key district reapportionment efforts and black voter registration that helped bring minority representation into Georgia politics.

James West is a U.S. inventor and professor who, in 1962, developed the electret transducer technology later used in 90 percent of contemporary microphones.

Accomplished poet, novelist and playwright, Paul Laurence Dunbar died of tuberculosis on February 9, 1906 at the young age of 33.

Clifford L. Alexander Jr. was born in New York City on September 21, 1933, the son of Clifford L. and Edith (McAllister) Alexander.

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