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DIASPORA | Julius Garvey to spotlight Caribbean diaspora contribution to US

WASHINGTON, DC - The contribution of members of the Caribbean diaspora to the United States will be highlighted as part of Black History Month, with the son of Jamaica's national hero, Marcus Garvey, Dr. Julius Garvey – set to give the  keynote address at a Black History Month forum on February 28.

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How ‘Uncle Tom’ still impacts racial politics

Published nearly 170 years ago, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe had a profound impact on American slavery. But Uncle Tom is not a relic from the 19th century: this complex figure still has a hold over Black politics. In fact, the Uncle Tom stereotype is quite possibly the most resilient figure in American history. He has survived pandemics, lived through 33 presidents (including President Joe Biden), and remains the most recognizable Black character in history.

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