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Sun, 05.30.1943 story

James Chaney, Activist born

On this date we remember the birth of James Chaney, an African American civil rights activist, in 1943.

Chaney was born in Meridian, MS, the son of Ben and Fannie Lee Chaney. His parents instilled a strong and resilient sense of racial pride in him at an early age. In 1959, he and a group of friends were suspended from high school for wearing buttons criticizing the local chapter of the NAACP for its unresponsiveness to racial issues. Chaney was expelled a year later for a similar incident and went to work with his father as a plasterer.

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Tue, 11.23.1943 story

Andrew Goodman, Activist born

Andrew Goodman was born on this date 1943. He was a Jewish American civil rights activist.

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Fri, 07.25.1941 story

Emmett Till, Teenager born

Emmett Till was born on this date in 1941. He was a young African American boy whose murder is still a graphic reminder of the volume of 20th century white racial hate in America against Black people.

Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till was from Chicago, the son of Mamie Carthan and Louis Till. His parents separated in 1942, and Mamie largely raised him. His father was drafted into the United States Army to fight in World War II in 1943. He was accused of and executed by the U.S. Army for raping two Italian women and murdering a third.

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Fri, 11.20.2009 video

Black Love, Julia Anderson Mann

Julia Anderson Mann speaks of her affection for her race and gender.

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Fri, 11.20.2009 video

Black Critique, Thomasina Petrus

Singer and actress Thomasina Petrus talks about beauty and power among black women.

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Mon, 11.23.2009 video

Black Critique (My Generation), Brian Kasoro

Magazine publisher Brian Kasoro speaks about pursuing black perfection for those under thirty.

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Fri, 11.27.2009 video

Science and Girls, a Perspective, Valarie Johnson McCullar

Scientist Valarie Johnson McCullar talks about why more girls are not involved in science.

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Thu, 12.03.2009 video

Black Critique, Ty Kelly

Young Tech Ty Kelly talks about media’s affect on black perception.

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Wed, 12.16.2009 video

My Treasured Public Policy Moments, Neva Walker

(former) Minnesota House Representative Neva Walker talks about some of her memories at the state capitol.

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Fri, 01.15.2010 video

Buying from a Black Business, Ashley Lauren

Small business owner Ashley Lauren talks about the importance of keeping our money in the black community.

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