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Blog Archive

Sat, 04.02.2023

Bill Stewart, Architect and Administrative Activist born

*Bill Stewart was born on this date in 1925. He was a Black architect, administrator, author, activist, and educator.  William Bill Stewart was the son of Frannie (Blount) and Arthur Stewart, born in Hamtramck, Michigan. He grew up in Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1941. He served in the United States […]

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Fri, 13.01.2023

Ernst Manasse, Philosopher and Professor born

*Ernst Manasse was born on this date in 1908. He was a white Jewish German American philosopher and classical philologist. Ernst Moritz Manasse was born in Dramburg, Pomerania Prussia. His ancestors lived in Dramburg as early as 1813, according to local documents proving that Aron and Moses Manasseh received civil rights that year. Manasse’s father, […]

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Fri, 13.01.2023

Viktor Lowenfeld, Art Professor born

*The birth of Viktor Lowenfeld is celebrated on this date in 1903. He was a white Jewish Austrian professor of art education. Born in Linz, Austria, Viktor Lowenfeld was always drawn to the arts. Through his narration, Lowenfeld mentioned that he was pulling toward music at four or five. He started to play the violin […]

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Fri, 13.01.2023

James Shepard, Educator born

*James Shepard was born on this date in 1875. He was a Black pharmacist, community activist, and educator. James Edward Shepard was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was the son of Rev. Augustus and Harriet Whitted Shepard. Shepard received undergraduate and professional training at Shaw University, graduating in 1894. The following year, he married Annie […]

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Tue, 03.01.2023

AAREG Testimony 2023, Dennis Ogelsby

Dennis Ogelsby is a pastor, author, and community activist. In this segment, he speaks on behalf of supporting African American Registry.

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Sat, 24.12.2022

Frances Baard, South African Teacher and Union Activist born

*Frances Baard was born on this date in 1909. She was a South African activist, and trade unionist, organizer. Frances Goitsemang Maswabi was born Frances Maswabi in Green Point, Beaconsfield, Kimberley, South Africa. Her father was Herman Maswabi from Ramotswa in Botswana, and her mother, Sarah Voss, was a Tswana person from Kimberley. She attended the […]

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Sat, 24.12.2022

Fatima Meer, South African Coloured Activist, born

*Fatima Meer was born on this date in 1928. She was a South African Coloured writer, academic, screenwriter, and activist. Fatima Meer was born in the Grey Streets of Durban, South Africa, into a middle-class family of nine. Her father was Moosa Ismail Meer, a newspaper editor of The Indian Views. Her mother, Rachel Farrell, was orphaned […]

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Tue, 06.12.2022

Nathan A. Murray, Teacher and Librarian born

*Nathanial Allison Murray was born on this date in 1884. He was a Black teacher and librarian. From Washington, D.C., his parents were educators Daniel Alexander Payne Murray and Anna Jane Evans Murray. His father, Daniel, was one of the first African American librarians for the Library of Congress and was considered a leading authority on the […]

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Tue, 06.12.2022

Charles Chapman, Educator born

*Charles Chapman was born on this date in 1876. Chapman was a Black educator and agribusiness advocate. Born in Cayuga County, New York, he studied at Howard and Cornell University.  Chapman was one of the seven founders (commonly referred to as Jewels) of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Cornell University in 1906. During the organization stages of the […]

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Sun, 27.11.2022

Verene Shepherd, Academic and Professor born

*The birth of Verene Shepherd is celebrated on this date in 1951. She is an Afro Jamaican academic and professor. Verene Albertha Shepherd was born in Hopewell, Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica, one of the ten children of Ruthlyn and Alfred Lazarus. She attended Huffstead Basic School, Rosebank Primary School, and St. Mary High School and then […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Your door is shut against my tightened face, And I am sharp as steel with discontent; But I possess the courage and the grace To bear my anger proudly... THE WHITE HOUSE by Claude McKay.
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