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#BlackHistoryMonth Profile: T. Thomas Fortune

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T. Thomas Fortune¬†(1856-928) was the preeminent black journalist of his day and was the first to popularize the term “Afro-American”.¬† As a black editor and journalist, he was key to the understanding of black leadership after Reconstruction. Born a slave in Florida’s Jackson County, encounters with the Ku Klux Klan, forced Fortune’s family to flee […]

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