Category Archives: Black History

#HappyMothersDay

Unlike Josephine Baker, she did not s survive the 1917 riots in East St. Louis, Illinois, and ran away a few years later at age thirteen and began dancing in vaudeville and on Broadway. Alternatively, in 1925, she did not … Continue reading

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#HappyMothersDay

Unlike Josephine Baker, she did not s survive the 1917 riots in East St. Louis, Illinois, and ran away a few years later at age thirteen and began dancing in vaudeville and on Broadway. Alternatively, in 1925, she did not … Continue reading

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Did You Know

broke the Beatles’ stranglehold on the U.S. pop charts Continue reading

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#Goodnight Linda Brown

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Final Celebration of #BlackHistory 2018

Black History Month – five Black women brought suit against General Motors Continue reading

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#BillyGraham and #AfroAmerican #History

As the nation mourned the death of “America’s pastor,” one aspect of the Rev. Billy Graham‘s life especially worth highlighting is his connection to the historic civil rights movement. The Christian evangelist evolved from a farmer’s son in the segregated … Continue reading

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Margaret E. Morton – The Woman Who Would Not Step Aside

In these days of analyzing confusing elections and examining consequential figures in our past, people who cleared a path for our future stand out.  Margaret E. Morton had an extraordinary career in Connecticut politics that was sparked by her role … Continue reading

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Ben Carson – Slaves and the Carnival Cruise Ship Filled with Hot Dying Men/Women and Children with Dreams and Aspiration of a Better Africa

              The Dialectical Fluidity of Race — Between self-definition and other-definition, between an individual’s chosen racial identity versus society’s imposed racial identity — facilitates an understanding of race as a social construction Ben Carson … Continue reading

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Watch Night 2017

On this day in 1770, America’s first-known “watch-night” service was held at St. George’s Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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President Obama Signs ‘Emmett Till Bill’ To Reopen Civil Rights Cold Cases

President re-opens Emmett Till Continue reading

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