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Sat, 07.12.2019

Claflin University founded!

*On this date in 1869 we celebrate the founding of Claflin University, a private American Historically Black University (HBCU).   Claflin was founded by Methodist missionaries who freed slaves to take their rightful places as full American citizens.  Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, an act by the South Carolina General Assembly on March 12, 1872, designated the South Carolina State Agricultural and […]

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Fri, 06.12.2019

The Oneida Institute begins Classes

*The Oneida Institute opening is celebrated on this date in 1827.  They were a short-lived (16 years) but highly influential school that was a national leader in the (then) emerging anti-slavery movement.   It was founded by George Washington Gale as the Oneida Institute of Science and Industry.   His former teacher (in the Addison County Grammar School, Middlebury, John Frost, now a Presbyterian minister in […]

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Thu, 05.12.2019

Saint Augustine’s University founded

*The founding of Saint Augustine’s University in 1867 is celebrated on this date.  They are a private American HBCU in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded by Episcopal clergy for the education of freed African slaves.   Originally Saint Augustine’s Normal School, the name changed to Saint Augustine’s School in 1893.   It became Saint Augustine’s Junior College in 1919, when it began offering college-level coursework.  It began offering coursework leading to a four-year […]

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Wed, 04.12.2019

Career Influences, Devon Glover

Devon Glover (the Sonnet Man), Spoken Word Artist and Educator shares his treasured career Influences that brought out his Hip Hop in Education.

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Fri, 29.11.2019

Felix Adler born

*Felix Adler was born on this date in 1851.  He was a white Jewish American professor, rationalist, lecturer and social reformer.   Felix Adler was born in Alzey, Rhenish Hesse, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, the son of a rabbi, Samuel Adler, a leading figure in European Reform Judaism. The family immigrated to the United States from Germany when Felix was six years old so that his father could accept the appointment […]

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Thu, 21.11.2019

Tallahassee’s son, James R. Ford born

*James R. Ford was born on this date in 1925.  He was an African American educator, politician, and businessman.   James Robert Ford was born in Leon County, Florida and grew up there, attending local segregated public schools. He went to college at Florida A&M University, where he earned his B.S. in 1950 and his MEd in 1959. He served […]

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Wed, 20.11.2019

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn born

*Rosalyn Terborg-Penn was born on this date in 1941.  She was an African American professor of history and author.   Born Rosalyn Marian Terborg in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother Jeanne Terborg was a clerical worker from Indianapolis, and her father Jacques A. Terborg was a Suriname-born jazz musician.  In 1951 her family moved to Queens, where she graduated from John Adams High School in 1959. In 1963 she received […]

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Thu, 07.11.2019

James M. Gregory born

*James Gregory was born on this date in 1849.  He was a black Professor, author and Dean.   James Monroe Gregory was born in Lexington, Virginia to Maria A. (Gladman) Gregory and Henry L., a local minister.  As a child the family moved to Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1859 they moved to Cleveland, Ohio where James entered public schools. The family moved […]

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Mon, 04.11.2019

Culturally Relevant Educator Willis N. Huggins born

*Willis Huggins was born on this date in 1886.  He was an African American historian, teacher and social activist. He was one of the earliest proponents of teaching African and African American history in American schools.   Willis Nathaniel Huggins was born in Selma, Alabama, His father, Reverend A. Z. Huggins, was a respected Baptist minister. As a youth, Huggins received his first education at the Selma Training […]

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Tue, 29.10.2019

Storer College opens

*As Fall semesters begin in America, we celebrate the founding or Storer College on this date in 1865.    Storer College was a historically black college (HBCU) located in Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Originally sent up as a normal school to train black teachers, it operated until 1955.  The school was established after the American Civil War with the help of philanthropic Baptists from […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

and yeah, brothers, while white/America sings about the unsink able molly brown (who was hustling the titanic when it went down) I sing to thee of Shine the stoker who was... I SING OF SHINE by Etheridge Knight.
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