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Tue, 07.07.2020

Carrie Saxon Perry born

*Carrie Saxon Perry was born on this date in, 1931.  She was a Black politician. Carrie Saxon was born in Hartford, CT to David Saxon and Mabel Lee. She was primarily raised by her grandmother after her father left the family when she was only six months old.  She graduated from Howard University with a […]

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Tue, 07.07.2020

Sharon Pratt born

*Sharon Pratt was born on this date in 1944.  She is a Black lawyer, politician and administrator.  From Washington D.C., she was born to D.C. Superior Court judge Carlisle Edward Pratt and Mildred “Peggy” (Petticord) Pratt. Three years later, a sister, Benaree, was born. After she lost her mother to breast cancer at an early […]

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Sun, 05.07.2020

Adam Paine born

*The birth of Adam Paine is celebrated on this date in 1843.  He was a Black Seminole who served as a United States Army.   Sometimes referred to as Adam Payne, he was born in Florida.  Paine enlisted in the Army at Fort Duncan, Texas in November 1873, and joined other Black Seminoles known as the “Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts“.   Col. R. S. Mackenzie’s […]

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Sat, 04.07.2020

Carole Moseley Braun born

*Carol Moseley Braun was born on this date in 1947.  She is a Black diplomat, politician, and lawyer.  Carol Elizabeth Moseley was born in Chicago, Illinois.  Her father, Joseph J. Moseley, was a Chicago police officer and jail guard and her mother, Edna A. (Davie), was a medical technician in a hospital. Both her parents […]

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Tue, 30.06.2020

Madam Yoko born

*The birth of Madame Yoko is celebrated on this date in 1849.  Madam Yoko or Mammy Yoko was a leader of the Mende people in Sierra Leone.   Madam Yoko, originally called Soma, was born in the Gbo Chiefdom.  She changed her name to Yoko at her Sande initiation ceremony, during which time she became […]

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Thu, 25.06.2020

Duke Slater born

*”Duke” Slater was born on this date in 1898.  He was a Black football player and judge.   Frederick Wayman “Duke” Slater was born in Normal, Illinois, the son of George Slater, a Methodist minister. As a boy, he somehow picked up the name of the family dog, Duke, as a personal nickname, and he would carry it with him all […]

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Wed, 24.06.2020

Black Seminole Scouts formed

*On this date in 1870, Black Seminole Scouts are remembered.  Also known as the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts, or Seminole Scouts; they were commissioned by the United States Army between. Despite the name, the unit included both Black Seminoles and some Native Seminoles. However, because most of the Seminole scouts were of African descent, they were often attached to the Buffalo Soldier regiments to guide the troops through […]

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Wed, 24.06.2020

Gebhart v. Belton ruled

*On this date in 1952, Gebhart v. Belton was ruled.  This was a case decided by the Delaware Court of Chancery and affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court in the same year. Argued by Louis Redding, Gebhart was one of the five cases combined into Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 decision of the […]

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Mon, 22.06.2020

Celes King III born

*Celes King III was born on this date in 1923.  He was a Black administrator, pilot and activist.  From Chicago, Illinois, as a child he developed a love of flying, while playing with wooden airplanes. He would ride his bike to the runway of the Chicago Municipal airport to watch the planes take off and […]

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Mon, 22.06.2020

George L. Brown born

*George Brown was born on this date in 1926.  He was a Black politician.   George Leslie Brown grew up on a farm in Lawrence, Kansas.  He was a high school athlete in basketball, football and track before graduating from Lawrence Liberty Memorial High School in 1944. Brown graduated from the University of Kansas in […]

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Poetry Corner

Amos is a shepherd of suffering sheep; A pastor preaching in the depths of Alabama Preaching social justice to the Southland Preaching to the poor a new gospel of love With words... AMOS 1963 by Margaret Walker
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