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Mon, 11.06.1939

Michael Schwerner, Activist born

*Michael Schwerner was born on this date in1939.  He was a Jewish American civil rights activist. 

 

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Fri, 07.25.1941

Emmett Till, Teen ‘Hate Crime’ Victim 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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Sun, 05.30.1943

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

Andrew Goodman, Activist born

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

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Wed, 08.12.1987

Amie Bramme Sey, Media Journalist born

*Amie Bramme Sey was born on this date in 1987. She is an Afro Swedish multi-media host and programmer. Ami-Miriam “Amie” Bramme Sey was born in Stockholm and grew up on Södermalm as the daughter of Maudo Sey and sister of the singers Seinabo Sey (half-sister) and Fatima Bramme Sey. She has studied at Södertörn […]

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Sun, 10.07.1990

Seinabo Sey, Singer born

*Seinabo Sey was born on this date in 1990. She is an Afro Swedish singer. Seinabo Sey was born in Södermalm, Stockholm. She is of both Swedish and Gambian ancestry. She moved to Halmstad, Sweden, at the age of eight, and attended Östergårdsskolans music program for musically gifted teenagers. Sey was inspired musically by artists such as Alicia […]

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Sat, 03.07.1998

Amanda Gorman, Poet born

*Amanda Gorman was born on this date in 1998.  She is a Black poet and activist. Amanda S. C. Gorman was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1998 and was raised by her mother, Joan Wicks, a teacher with her two siblings. She has a twin sister, Gabrielle, who is a filmmaker. Gorman has said she grew […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Black is the first nail I ever stepped on; Black the hand that dried my tears. Black is the first old man I ever noticed; Black the burden of his years. Black is... NEGRITUDE by James Emanuel
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