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Sun, 20.09.2020

Nathaniel Jackson born

*The birth of Nathaniel Jackson is celebrated on this date, c 1798.  He was a white-American rancher and abolitionist.  He was born in Georgia, his exact birth date is unknown, the date 1798 was used in two censuses so it is a best guess based on the documentation.  He was the son of Joseph Jackson […]

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Fri, 18.09.2020

Jonathan Walker born

*The birth of Jonathan Walker is celebrated on this date c 1799.  He was a white-American reformer and abolitionist.  Jonathan Walker was born in Harwich, Massachusetts. During his youth he learned to sail and became captain of a fishing vessel. In early 1837, he went to Florida and became a railroad contractor. The condition of […]

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Sat, 12.09.2020

Charles Deslondes born

*The birth of Charles Deslondes is celebrated on this date c. 1789.  He was a Black abolitionist.  Charles Deslondes was born on the Louisiana plantation of Jacques Deslondes.  Plantation succession records have Charles described as being a “Creole Mulatto slave” by the name of Charles, “about 16 years old”, listed as a “field laborer.” Contrary to many […]

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Sat, 12.09.2020

Naomi Osaka born

*Naomi Osaka was born this date in 1997.  She is a Black Japanese professional tennis player.  She was born in Chūō-ku, Osaka in Japan to Tamaki Osaka and Leonard François. Her mother is from Hokkaido, Japan, and her father is from Jacmel, Haiti. She has an older sister named Mari who is also a professional tennis […]

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Thu, 10.09.2020

The Progressive Club opens

*The Progressive Club is celebrated on this date in 1963.  This was a historic clubhouse located at Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina. It was established in 1948 to provide a home for Esau Jenkins’ Progressive Club’s legal and financial assistance program, adult education program, and dormitory lodging. It also served as a community recreational, childcare, meeting place and grocery store. […]

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Wed, 09.09.2020

Esau Jenkins, Activist born

*Esau Jenkins was born on this date in 1910.  He was a Black businessman, preacher, and community organizer.   Jenkins grew up during the times of Jim Crow segregation, when educational opportunities were not readily available to him. From Johns Island, South Carolina, he was the only child of Peter Jenkins and Eva Campbell. He […]

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Tue, 08.09.2020

Frances Anne Rollin Whipper born

*On this date in 1845, Frances Anne Rollin Whipper was born.  She was a Black activist, teacher, doctor and author. Frances Rollin was born in 1845 in Charleston, South Carolina, into a free family of color who originally came from Santo Domingo (now known as the Dominican Republic). Her father was a well-to-do lumber merchant. She lived her early life as […]

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Fri, 04.09.2020

Sala Udin born

*Sala Udin was born on this date in 1943.  He is a Black politician activist and administrator.  Born Samuel Wesley Howze in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to William and Mary Howze; he was raised in the Hill District of the city; he was one of eleven children. In 1961, Udin graduated from Port Richmond High School in […]

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Fri, 04.09.2020

Emily Goodridge Grey born

*The birth of Emily Goodridge Grey is celebrated on this date in 1833.  She was a Black housewife, writer and abolitionist sympathizer.  Born in York, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of William and Emily Goodridge, she had three brothers William, Glenavon and Wallace and one sister Susan.  Her father, a former slave work with the […]

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Tue, 25.08.2020

John Rock, Abolitionist born

*John Rock was born on this date in 1825.  He was a Black teacher, and abolitionist.  From Salem County, New Jersey at an early age, John Stewart Rock had an insatiable appetite for learning. Although his parents were poor, they committed themselves to sending young Rock to school.  At eighteen, Rock began to teach at […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

If the drum is a woman why are you pounding your drum into an insane babble why are you pistol whipping your drum at dawn why are you shooting... IF THE DRUM IS A WOMAN by Jayne Cortez.
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