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Tue, 05.07.2022

Samuel Kelly, Soldier, and Administrator born

*Samuel Kelly was born on this date in 1926. He was a Black soldier and educator. Samuel Eugene Kelly was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, to James Handy Kelly, a minister, and Essie Matilda Allen-Kelly, a homemaker. Educated at Greenwich public schools, Kelly dropped out of high school in 1943 and joined the United States Army […]

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Tue, 05.07.2022

Qintard Taulor Jr., Author, and Historian born

*Quintard Taylor Jr. was born on this date in 1948.  He is a Black historian, author, and professor. He was born in Brownsville, Tennessee, to Quintard Taylor and Grace Taylor. He graduated from Carver High School in Brownsville. He received his B.A. degree in American history in 1969 from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and […]

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Mon, 04.07.2022

L. Alex Wilson, Teacher, News Journalist, and Activist

*The birth of L. Alex Wilson is celebrated on this date in 1909. He was a Black teacher, school principal, journalist, activist, and editor. Lucious Alexander Wilson was born in Florida. After being confronted by members of the Ku Klux Klan when he was younger and fleeing, he decided he would never run from racism again. As […]

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Wed, 22.06.2022

Lillian Bertha Jones Horace, Author, and Educator born

*Lillian Bertha Jones Horace was born on this date in 1880. She was a Black author, educator, and librarian. Lillian Bertha Amstead was born in Jefferson, Texas, to Thomas Amstead and Macey Ackard Matthews; she also had one sister, Etta. The family moved to Fort Worth when Lillian was two years old. Thomas failed to […]

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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

Butler College (Texas) is Founded

*On this date in 1905, we celebrate the founding of Butler College. This was a coeducational Black school in Tyler, Texas. Established by the East Texas Baptist Association, the school was originally called the East Texas Baptist Academy and was initially a combined elementary and high school. The school introduced college-level courses in the 1920s. […]

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Wed, 22.06.2022

I. M. Terrell High School (Texas) Opens

*The opening of I.M Terrell High School is celebrated on this date in 1882. This was a secondary school in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Jim Crow era. It was the city’s first Black school. Its original name was the East Ninth Street Colored School. Isaiah Milligan Terrell became its Principal and Superintendent of Fort […]

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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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Sun, 22.05.2022

Eugene Hickman Sr., Pharmacist, and Educator born

*The birth of Eugene Hickman Sr. is celebrated on this date in 1928. He was a Black Pharmacist and educator. From Louisiana, Hickman excelled in his pre-collegiate education in the segregated public schools of Louisiana and Texas. After a tour of duty in the United States Army, he enrolled in Texas Southern University. He completed […]

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Sun, 22.05.2022

Lillian Morris LeMon, Pianist, and Educator born

*On this date in 1894, Lillian Morris LeMon was born.  She was a Black pianist, music teacher, and administrator. Born Lillian Morris in Louisville, KY, her parents were William and Ada. Like many Blacks, the Morris went north in the early 20th century with the great migration, arriving in Indianapolis by 1902. She graduated from […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

This world is one great battlefield With forces all arrayed, If in my heart I do not yield I’ll overcome some day. I’ll overcome some day, I’ll overcome some day, If in my heart I... I Know the Lord Will Make a Way by Charles Albert Tindley.
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