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Blog Archive

Fri, 16.04.2021

Advice to Parents of non-white Students with Disabilities, Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is a High School Social Worker. Her work is excellent and she shares advise to parents of disabled students on advocating with schools for their children.

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Fri, 16.04.2021

Annie Ford, Slave Teacher born

*The birth of Annie Ford is celebrated on this date in 1842.  She was a Black slave and homemaker.  Born Annie Helm, she was from Owensboro, Kentucky, and was one of two daughters of an African slave woman and her white-American master. As a child, she worked in the house of her master mainly taking […]

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Fri, 09.04.2021

Mary Frances Early, Music Professor born

*Mary Frances Early was born on this date in 1936. She was a Black Music teacher and professor. Mary Frances Early was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Atlanta’s Turner High School and went on to graduate from Clark College (later Clark Atlanta University) with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1957. Early began her postgraduate […]

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Fri, 09.04.2021

Cleveland Abbott, Athlete and Teacher born

*Cleveland Abbott was born on this date in 1894. He was a Black football player, coach, and educator. Cleveland Leigh “Cleve” Abbott was born in Yankton, South Dakota., one of seven children to Albert Abbott and Mollie Brown Abbott. Abbott attended and graduated from high school 1908-1912 Watertown, South Dakota. He was an outstanding, multi-sport […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

Texas Southern University opens

*Texas Southern University was founded on this date in 1927.  They are a public historically black university (HBCU) in Houston, Texas. The university is one of the largest and most comprehensive HBCUs in the nation with over 10,000 students enrolled and over 100 academic programs. The university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund formed

*On this date in 1987, we celebrate the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). They are an American non-profit organization that supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), medical schools, and law schools. The organization is named after the Supreme Court’s first Black Justice, Thurgood Marshall. The […]

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Sun, 04.04.2021

Longview Negro High School begins classes

*Longview Negro High School began classes on this date in 1874.  This was one of the earliest Schools for Blacks in the State of Texas.  The town of Longview, Texas was founded in 1870 when deeded to the Southern Pacific Railroad one hundred acres of land.  In its beginning, this was for all grades except […]

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Sat, 03.04.2021

Reginald Buckner, Jazz Ambasador born

*Reginald Bucker was born on this date in 1938.  He was a Black musician and educator.   Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Reginal Tyrone Buckner grew up with an appreciation for the central location where many Jazz musicians of yore started.  He also was raised in the Strangers Rest Baptist church community.  Buckner was exposed […]

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Fri, 02.04.2021

The Carnegie Colored Library, Houston opens

*The Carnegie Colored Library is celebrated on this date in 1913. It was established by Houston’s African American community in the Fourth Ward. Because of Jim Crow, Blacks were prohibited from accessing the Houston Lyceum and Carnegie Library, so Black leaders organized their public library in Houston’s Booker T. Washington High School in 1909. Native […]

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Wed, 31.03.2021

George William Cook, Educator born

*George William Cook was born on this date in 1855.   He was a Black educator, administrator and activist.   Born a slave in Winchester, Virginia, he was one of 8 children of Eliza and Peyton Cook. His family moved to Harrisburg, PA where he worked in the home of a Dr. Mooma.  It was there […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

*Hear ye, hear ye This court is now in session His Honor, Judge Pigmeat Markham presidin Hear ye, hear ye, the court of swing It's just about ready to do that thing I don't... HERE COMES THE JUDGE by Pigmeat Markham
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