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Sun, 17.10.2021

Charlotte L. Brown, Teacher, and Acrivist born

*The birth of Charlotte L. Brown is celebrated on this date in 1839. She was a Black educator and activist. She was born in Maryland, the daughter of James E Brown, a slave, and Charlotte Brown, a free seamstress. Her mother purchased her father’s freedom and in 1850, thereafter they were living as Free people […]

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Sat, 09.10.2021

Louisia Bustill Robeson, Educator born

*Louisa Bustill Robeson was born on this date in 1853. She was a Black and Native American schoolteacher. Maria Louisia Bustill (sometimes called Louisa as a child) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of Igbo of Nigeria, Lenni-Lenape Native American, and Anglo-American descent. Her parents were Charles Hicks Bustill and Emily Robinson, prominent Black Quakers. Bustill’s ancestors […]

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Sat, 09.10.2021

Coahoma Community College Begins Classes

*Coahoma Community College (CCC) is celebrated on this date in 1924. It is a public historically black community college (HBCU). Located in unincorporated Coahoma County, Mississippi. The 99-acre (400,000 m2) campus lies in an agrarian setting along Clarksdale-Friars Point Road near the Mississippi River. The administration of CCC also operates Coahoma Early College High School […]

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Fri, 01.10.2021

Don Miguel Hidalgo, Revolutionary Leader born

*Don Miguel Hidalgo was born on this date in 1753. He was a Criollo Catholic priest, educator, and revolutionary military leader. Commonly known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or Miguel Hidalgo, was the second-born child of Don Cristóbal Hidalgo y Costilla Espinoza de los Monteros and Doña Ana María Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor, both criollos. On his […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Mary Fair Burks, Scholar, and Activist born

*Mary Fair Burks was born on this date in 1914. She was a Black educator, scholar, and activist. She was the daughter of Gustavus “Gus” Samuel and Ollie (née Williams) Fair. She attended Alabama State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English literature in 1933, and Michigan State University, where she earned a Master […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Thelma Glass, Educator, and Activist born

*Thelma Glass was born on this date in 1916. She was a Black educator and activist. She was born Thelma McWilliams in Mobile, Alabama, to a hotel cook and homemaker. She graduated from Dunbar High School (Mobile) and attended Alabama State University and Columbia University.  She married Arthur Glass in 1942, and both taught geography at Alabama […]

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Fri, 17.09.2021

Frank M. Boyer, Community Visionary born

*Frank Boyer was born on this date in 1858. He was a Black settler and teacher. From Washington County, Missouri, Francis Marion Boyer was the son of Henry Boyer, a freedman from Pullam, Georgia.  His father was a wagoner with the army units during the Mexican American War. As a child, he heard stories about New […]

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Tue, 14.09.2021

Derrick Bell, Educator, and Activist born

*Derrick Bell was born on this date in 1930. He was a Black lawyer, professor, writer, and activist. Born in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Derrick Albert Bell Jr. received a B.A. from Duquesne University in 1952. He was a member of the Duquesne Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and later served as an Air Force officer for […]

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Tue, 14.09.2021

Critical Race Theory, a definition

*Critical Race Theory (CRT) is affirmed on this date in 1971. This is a philosophical framework developed to challenge race class and gender issues. In the 1970s, Derrick Bell, one of the originators and other legal scholars began using CRT as a takeoff on “critical legal theory”, a branch of legal scholarship that challenges the […]

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Sat, 11.09.2021

John Morton-Finney, Lawyer, and Educator born

*John Morton-Finney was born on this date in 1889. He was a Black civil rights activist, lawyer, and educator. He was born Morton Finney to a former slave father and a free mother, George, and Maryatta “Mattie” (Gordon) Finney, in Uniontown, Kentucky. He was one of the family’s seven children. After the death of his […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

She does not know Her beauty, She thinks her brown body Has no glory. If she could dance Naked, Under palm trees And see her image in the river She would know. But there are no palm trees On... NO IMAGES by Waring Cuney.
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