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Blog Archive

Sat, 17.04.2021

Osceola, Seminole Leader, born

*The birth of Osceola is celebrated on this date c1804.   He was a Native and African leader and interpreter of the Seminole people in Florida. Pronounced Asi-yahola in Creek), Osceola was named Billy Powell at birth in the Creek village of Talisi, which means “Old Town.” The village site, now the city of Tallassee, Alabama, […]

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Thu, 15.04.2021

Robert Wright, Iowa Lawyer born

*Robert Wright was born on this date in 1925. He was a Black lawyer and public servant.  Born in Chicago, Illinois, Robert Wright was the son of Julius Wright and Myrtle Terrell. He graduated from East High School in 1943. After graduation, He enrolled in the United States Army and served in England, France, and […]

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Thu, 15.04.2021

Samuel J. Brown, Lawyer, and Activist born

*Samuel Joe Brown was born on this date in 1875. He was a Black lawyer and activist. Samuel “Joe” Brown was born in Keosauqua, Iowa, to Elizabeth (Henderson) Brown and Lewis Brown. Lewis, a teamster, traced the family lineage to the original 20 slaves brought to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. Moving north from Missouri, his […]

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Thu, 15.04.2021

Willie S. Glanton, Politician born

*Willie S. Glanton was born on this date in 1922. She was a Black lawyer and politician. Willie Stevenson was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Ervin S. Stevenson and Willie Ever Parker. She was a graduate of Tennessee State University and Robert Terrell Law School in Washington, D.C., she was admitted to the Iowa […]

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Thu, 15.04.2021

Luther T. Glanton Jr., Judge born

*Luther T., Glanton was born on this date in 1910.  He was a Black attorney, judge, and civil rights, activist. Luther T., Glanton Jr. was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the fourth of nine children of Luther T. Glanton Sr., a teacher and custodian at a local bank, and Katherine (Leigh) Glanton, a midwife, and homemaker. […]

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Thu, 15.04.2021

Amos v. Prom decided

*On this date in 1954, Amos v. Prom, Inc. was decided. this case involved a Black citizen being denied access to a public business based on race. The plaintiff was George Dunn and William Pappas citizens and residents of the State of Iowa. The defendant is a corporation organized under the laws of the State […]

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Sun, 11.04.2021

John L. Waller, Lawyer born

*John L. Waller was born on this date in 1850.  He was a Black lawyer, politician, journalist, publisher, businessman, military leader, and diplomat.  John Lewis Waller was born to slavery in New Madrid County, Missouri. At the end of the American Civil War, he moved with his family to a farm in Tama County, Iowa. […]

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Sun, 11.04.2021

Dorsey v. State Athletic Commission decided

*On this date in 1958, Dorsey v. State Athletic Commission was decided. The decision stated, Joseph Dorsey, Jr., is a Negro prizefighter. He brings this suit on his own behalf and on behalf of all other Negro professional prizefighters similarly situated. He asks for a declaratory judgment and an injunction to restrain the Louisiana State […]

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Sat, 10.04.2021

Career Aspirations as an Adult and why, Rocky

Rocky, is a Middle School blind student with a precise opinion about life. In this segment, he shares what he wants as a career and why

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Thu, 08.04.2021

Barzillai Lew, Colonial Soldier born

*Barzillai Lew was born on this date in 1743. He was a Black soldier and musician. Barzillai Lew’s story began with Primus Lew of Groton, Massachusetts, and Margret Lew. As free blacks, Primus and Margret Lew married in 1742 and they had two sons and two daughters. Primus was a musician in the French and […]

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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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