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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 Nelsonwas 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 relocated […]

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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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Wed, 04.07.2018

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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Thu, 28.06.2018

Grade Today’s Athletes For Civil Rights Views, Dr. Harry Edwards

Sociologist and Civil Rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards shares the intersectionality of humanity and athletics and what grade he would give to today’s athletes for civil rights awareness

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Tue, 19.06.2018

Cudjo Lewis (the last African slave in America) born

*The birth of Cudjo Lewis, c 1840 is celebrated on this date. He was an African laborer in America, Historian and the last known survivor of the Middle Passage, the Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the United States. He was born Oluale Kossola in the present-day West African country of Benin to Oluale and his second wife […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

*Hear ye, hear ye This court is now in session His Honor, Judge Pigmeat Markham presidin Hear ye, hear ye, the court of swing It's just about ready to do that thing I don't... HERE COMES THE JUDGE by Pigmeat Markham
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