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Wed, 05.06.2019

Prince Hall born

*Prince Hall was born (circa) on this date in 1748. He was a preacher, administrator, mason and businessman.   From Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies Prince Hall was free born black. His father, Thomas Prince Hall, was a white Englishman and his mother a free black French woman. In 1765, at the age of 17, he worked […]

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Tue, 14.05.2019

Black Love, Hollis Watkins

Mississippi Civil Rights pioneer and administrator Hollis Watkins shares some views on what he enjoys about the African American community

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Mon, 29.04.2019

Muhammad Ali stripped of title for religious stand

On this date in 1967, African American boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army and was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky, the future three-time world champ changed his name to Muhammad […]

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Wed, 03.04.2019

Katie McWatt born

*Katie McWatt was born on this date in 1931.  She was an African-American Community Activist, Educator and administrator.  From Minneapolis, Minnesota Kathleen Ann Curry was the daughter of an auto mechanic from a farm near Hastings, Minnesota. As a child she was the only African-American girl at her school and was subjected to racial slurs.  In the […]

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Sat, 16.02.2019

Ethel Ray Nance born

*Ethel Ray Nance was born on this date in 1899.  She was an African American writer, activist and administrator.   Ethel Ray was born in Duluth, Minnesota. She was the youngest of four children born to William H. Ray, an African American from North Carolina and a Swedish mother. She was raised in Iowa by a German […]

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Sun, 18.11.2018

Ijeoma Oluo, Information Literacy Ambassador born

*Ijeoma Oluo was born on this date in 1980. She is an African American Writer, Information Literacy Ambassador and poet. From in Denton, Texas, her father, Samuel Lucky Onwuzip Oluo, is from Nigeria and black, and her mother is Susan Jane Hawley from Kansas and is white. Her younger brother is jazz musician Ahamefule J. Oluo.   She was married to Chad R. Jacobson from […]

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Sun, 07.10.2018

Higher Education, Public Policy and Racism, Dr. Duchess Harris

Dr. Duchess Harris, author, professor, lawyer and activist talks about higher educations complicity and politics’ intersectionality with racism

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Wed, 12.09.2018

Julia Bullard Nelson born

*Julia Bullard Nelson was born on this date in 1842.  She was a white educator, Freedman Bureau teacher and activist for inclusive education and a woman right to vote. Born in High Ridge, Connecticut, Bullard moved to Minnesota with her family in 1857. She earned a teaching degree at Hamline University around 1862 and then […]

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Sun, 29.07.2018

Dorothy Cotton, Southern Activist born

*Dorothy Cotton was born on this date in 1930. She was an African American civil rights activist, who was a leader in the AmericanCivil Rights Movement. She was born Dorothy Foreman in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Her mother died when she was 3 years old, leaving her and her three sisters to be raised by their father, Claude Foreman, a tobacco […]

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Fri, 06.07.2018

An LGBT Message To Youth About Equality and Equity, Andrea Jenkins

City Council Member and LGBT Advocate Andrea Jenkins shares her views on equity and equality in society

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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