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Blog Archive

Sat, 25.06.2022

Carter Westley, Lawyer, Activist, and News Journalist born

*Carter Wesley was born on this date in 1892. He was a Black lawyer, newspaperman, and political activist. Carter Walker Wesley was born in Houston, Texas. He grew up in the city’s first and most successful black neighborhood, Freedmen’s Town. Shortly after completing high school, Westley moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated magna cum laude in […]

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Wed, 22.06.2022

Hazel Harvey Peace, Educator, and Humanitarian born

*Hazel Harvey Peace was born on this date in 1907. She was a Black educator, activist, and humanitarian. She was born Hazel Bernice Harvey in Waco, Texas, to Allen H. and Georgia Mason Harvey; the family moved to Fort Worth as a baby. Peace’s father was a Pullman Porter on the Missouri and Pacific Railroad, and her […]

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Wed, 22.06.2022

Lulu Belle Madison White, Activist born

*Lulu Belle Madison White was born on this date in 1907. She was a Black teacher and activist in Texas during the 1940s and 1950s. Lulu Belle Madison was born in Elmo, Texas, to Samuel Henry Madison and Easter Madison. She was the tenth of their twelve children. Elmo was a predominately black community thirty-five […]

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Wed, 22.06.2022

Opal Lee, Teacher, and Juneteenth Activist born

*Opal Lee was born on this date in 1926. She is a Black retired teacher, counselor, and activist in the movement to make Juneteenth a federally recognized holiday. She was born in Marshall, Texas, and was the oldest of three children of Mattie (Broadous) and Otis Flake. When she was ten, she and her family moved to […]

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Mon, 20.06.2022

Freedom Riders Conviction Vacated After 75 Years

*On this date in 2022, a 1947 Freedom Riders conviction was officially vacated. “We failed these men,” said Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour, who presided over the special session and at one point paused to gather himself after becoming emotional. “We failed their cause, and we failed to deliver justice in our community,” Baddour said. “And for […]

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Mon, 20.06.2022

Joseph Felmet, Activist, and Journalist born

*Joseph Felmet was born on this date in 1921. He was a white-American journalist, pacifist, and activist. Joseph Andrew Felmet was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended Lee H. Edwards High School and delivered newspapers for The Asheville Times. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1942 with a bachelor’s […]

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Mon, 20.06.2022

Igal Roodenko, Activist born

*Igal Roodenko was born on this date in 1917. He was a white Jewish Ukrainian American printer, activist, and pacifist. Igal Roodenko was born in New York City. His parents, Morris (Moishe) and Ida, were from Zhytomyr, near Kiev, in present-day Ukraine. They fled persecution under the Russian Tsar and emigrated to Palestine in 1914, […]

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Mon, 06.06.2022

The Credjafawn Club is Formed

*On this date in 1927, the Credjafawn Club was formed. This was a social Black activist woman’s group formed in St’ Paul, Minnesota. An offspring of the cities Rondo community, ten young adults who sensed the lack of social activities for persons in their age bracket were its beginnings. “The name was devised from a letter […]

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Wed, 25.05.2022

John G. Fee Jr., Abolitionist, and Minister born

*John G. Fee Jr. was born on this date in 1816. He was a white-American abolitionist, minister, and educator. John Gregg Fee Jr. was born in Bracken County, Kentucky, the son of John Fee and Elizabeth Bradford, whose mother was a Quaker from Pennsylvania. His father inherited a bondsman who reached the term of his indenture. […]

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Wed, 25.05.2022

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Abolitionist born

*Cassius Marcellus Clay was born on this date in 1810. Nicknamed the “Lion of White Hall,” was a Kentucky planter, politician, and abolitionist.   Cassius Marcellus Clay was born to Sally Lewis and Green Clay, one of the wealthiest planters and enslavers in Kentucky, who became a prominent politician. He was one of six children who survived […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Wall to wall of foreign names, of places that I’ve been Time and time and time again, I’ve long prayed for my dream The journey of my true return, my brothers... I STILL LONG FOR YOU performed by Miriam Makeba,
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