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Fri, 09.04.2021

Ludie Clay Andrews, Nurse, and Nursing Advocate born

*Ludie Clay Andrews was born on this date in 1874. She was a Black nurse and administrator. Ludie Clay Andrews a Mulatto was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she graduated from Eddy High School. Shortly after, she entered into nurse training at MacVicar Hospital at Spelman College in Atlanta, graduating in 1906. Spelman College later closed its […]

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Thu, 08.04.2021

Hannah Moore, Writer born

*Hannah More was born on this date in 1745. She was a white-English poet and abolitionist. From Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England, Moore was the most influential female member of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the African Slave Trade. She was educated at Bristol, an important slave-trading town, and began to publish her writing in […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

Gloster B. Current, Administrator born

*Gloster B. Current was born on this date in 1913. He was an administrator and activist. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, his family came to Detroit in 1923. After graduating from Northwestern High School, he attended the Detroit Institute of Musical Art and the Detroit Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. from West Virginia State College in […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

Cecilia Suyat Marshall, Activist born

*Cecilia Suyat Marshall was born on this date in 1928.  She is an Asian-American activist and historian. She is of Filipino descent.   Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat was born in Pu’unene, Maui, in Hawaii.  Her parents emigrated from the Philippines in 1910. Her father owned a printing company and her mother died when she was young. […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

Mae Jackson, Social Worker and Mayor born

*Mae Jackson was born on this date in 1941. She was a Black social worker. Mae Allison Jackson was born in the east-central Texas town of Teague. Despite the difficulties of growing up in a Jim Crow Southern town during the 1940s and 1950s, Jackson determined a successful course for her life. Jackson learned the value of […]

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Wed, 31.03.2021

Coralie Franklin Cook, Activist born

*Coralie Franklin Cook was born on this date in 1861.  She was a Black activist, suffragist, orator and scholar.  Descended from slaves owned by President Thomas Jefferson, Coralie Franklin was born in Lexington, Virginia the younger of two daughters from Albert Barbour Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Edmondson. Her parents were enslaved by Southern First Families […]

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Fri, 26.03.2021

The National Conference on Lynching convenes

*On this date in 1919, the National Conference on Lynching took place in Carnegie Hall, New York City. The goal of the two-day conference was to pressure Congress to pass the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. It was a project of the new NAACP, which in April released a report, Thirty Years of Lynching in the United […]

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Fri, 26.03.2021

Moorfield Storey, Lawyer and Activist born

*Moorfield Storey was born on this date in 1845.   He was a white-American lawyer, anti-imperial activist, and civil rights leader.   Moorfield Storey was born in 1845 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His family descended from the earliest Puritan settlers in New England and had close connections with the abolitionist movement.  His father was a Boston lawyer. Young Storey went to the […]

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Thu, 25.03.2021

Ionia Rollin Whipper, Obstetrician born

*Ionia Rollin Whipper was born on this date in 1872.  She was a Black obstetrician and public health outreach worker.   From Beaufort, South Carolina, both of Whipper’s parents were from Black families which had been free before the American Civil War. Her father, the lawyer William James Whipper, moved from Philadelphia to South Carolina […]

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Sat, 13.03.2021

Mary Patterson Langston, Abolitionist born

*The birth of Mary Patterson Leary Langston is celebrated on this date in 1835.  She was a Black educator and abolitionist.   Born Mary Sampson Patterson in North Carolina, she was the daughter of a formerly enslaved man who highly valued education; for this reason, he brought his family to Oberlin, Ohio, to secure a […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

North of Dark North of Shango In kangaroo jungle of West Lost Dressed in hide of fox Dressed at last to kill Thirteen grains of sand Seven memories ... MEDICINE MAN by Calvin Hernton.
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