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Tue, 01.26.1300

African history in India, a brief history

*Republic Day in India is on this date from 1950. Many people throughout this country celebrate and affirm when India’s constitution came into force completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic.

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Sat, 01.26.1878

One of St. Paul’s finest S. E. Hall

*S. Edward. Hall was born on this date in 1878. He was an African American businessman and civil rights activist.

One of five children (two brothers and two sisters), he was born in Elgin, Illinois to John and Julia Hall. He came to St. Paul in 1900, married his wife Hattie in 1906 and opened his barbershop with his brother Orrie the same year. His place of business was located on 6th street near downtown and many of his customers were prominent white entrepreneurs in the early years of the Minnesota milling industry, the McMillians, Pillsbury’s, James J. Hill and others.

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Tue, 01.26.1892

Bessie Coleman, Aviator born

*Bessie Coleman was born on this date in 1892. She was an African American woman pilot and the first woman aviator and stunt-flier in the United States.

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Thu, 01.26.1899

Playwright May Miller born

*On this date we celebrate the birth of May Miller in 1899. She was an African American playwright and poet associated with New York’s Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.

Born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of a Howard University sociologist, Miller grew up in an intellectual household in which W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington were frequent guests. She graduated from Howard University in 1920, while there she earned an award for her one-act play Within the Shadows. Afterwards she taught secondary school and continued to write.

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Thu, 01.26.1922

The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill introduced

*On this date in 1922, the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill was introduced.   First introduced in 1918 by Representative Leonidas C. Dyer, a Republican from St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States House of Representatives as H.R. 11279. It was intended to establish lynching as a federal crime. The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill was re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives but […]

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Fri, 01.26.1923

Daisy Kadibil born

*Australia Day is celebrated on this date from 1788 as Australia’s official National Day.  Because of this we are celebrating the birth of Daisy Craig Kadibil in 1923.  She was an Aboriginal woman housekeeper, cook and Aboriginal activist. She was born in Jigalong, an Indigenous community in the Pilbara region in northwestern Australia. When she […]

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Fri, 01.26.1934

Artist Leo Twiggs born

*The birth of Leo Twiggs is celebrated on this date in 1934.  He is a Black artist and educator. Leo F. Twiggs was born in St. Stephens, South Carolina, as a child, he wanted to get a job in which he could wear a collar and tie.  This was a modest goal and extremely unlikely […]

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Tue, 01.26.1943

Sherian Cardonia, General born

*On this date in 1943, Sherian Grace Cadoria was born.  She is a retired Black Brigadier General military officer.  Born in Marksville, Louisiana.  She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women’s Army Corps, […]

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Wed, 01.26.1944

Angela Davis born

*On this date in 1944, Angela Davis was born. She is an African American educator and political activist.

From Birmingham, Ala., Angel Yvonne Davis lived in a section of town called “Dynamite Hill,” because of the violence used by white on Black to maintain residential segregation. Both of her parents were educators, working with the local NAACP, and instilling in their children not to accept the social oppression that American society gave black people.

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Sun, 01.26.1986

Kizzmekia Shanta Colbert, Immunologist born

*On this date in 1986 Kizzmekia Shanta Corbett was born.  She is a Black viral immunologist.  Kizzmekia “Kizzy” Shanta Corbett was born in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina to Rhonda Brooks.  She grew up in Hillsborough, a rural town in North Carolina,where she had a large family of stepsiblings and foster siblings. Corbett went to A.L. Stanback Middle School and graduated from Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina in […]

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Thu, 01.26.1989

‘Black and Blue’ debuts on Broadway

*On this date in 1989, Black and Blue made its Broadway stage debut.  This was is a musical revue celebrating the Black culture of dance and music in Paris between World War I and World War II.   Based on an idea by Mel Howard and conceived by Hector Orezzoli and Claudio Segovia, it consists of songs by artists such as W. C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, […]

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Fri, 01.26.1990

First Black woman Executive in MLB

*On this date in 1990, the first Black Woman executive in major league baseball MLB was named.

Elaine Weddington Steward was named assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox of the American League.

20th Century Baseball Chronicle
Year-By-Year History of major league Baseball
Copyright 1999, Publications International Ltd.
ISBN 0-7853-4074-2

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Johnson Publishing
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Chicago IL 60605

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

i can tell you about them i have shaken rivers out of my eyes i have waded eyelash deep have crossed rivers have shaken the water weed out of... HOW I GOT OVAH by Carolyn Rodgers.
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