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Thu, 06.01.2022

Bobby Rush, Politician born

*Bobby Rush was born on this date in 1946. He is a Black politician, activist, pastor. Bobby Lee Rush was born in Albany, Georgia. After his parents separated when Rush was seven years old, his mother took him and his siblings to Chicago, Illinois. In 1963, Rush dropped out of high school; he joined the […]

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Sun, 02.01.2022

Nellie Quander, Teacher, and Community Activist born

*Nellie Quander was born on this date in 1880. She was a Black teacher and community activist born in Washington, D.C. Nellie May Quander was the daughter of John Pierson Quander and Hannah Bruce Ford Quander. The Quander family can trace their lineage three hundred years in Maryland and Virginia. They are one of the […]

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Sun, 02.01.2022

Norma Boyd, Teacher, and Administrator born

*Norma Boyd was born on this date in 1888. She was a Black teacher, public policy activist, and administrator. Norma Elizabeth Boyd was born and educated in public schools in Washington, D.C. In September 1906, Boyd attended Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in math. It was when only 1/3 of 1% of […]

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Thu, 16.12.2021

Harvey Gantt, Architect, and Politician born

*Harvey Gantt was born on this date in 1943. He is a Black architect and politician. Harvey Bernard Gantt was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to Wilhelminia and Christopher C. Gantt, a shipyard worker. He started to participate in the American Civil Rights movement in high school. In 1963, he was the first Black student at Clemson […]

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Thu, 16.12.2021

Matthew J. Perry, Lawyer born

*Matthew J. Perry Jr. was born on this date in 1921. He was a Black attorney and judge. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Matthew James Perry Jr. attended local segregated schools and started studying business. During World War II in the United States Army, he served from 1943 to 1946. He finished college after the […]

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Sun, 12.12.2021

The Battle of Honey Springs Occurs

*The Battle of Honey Springs occurred on this date in 1863. Also known as the Affair at Elk Creek took place during the American Civil War. This was a significant victory for Union forces to gain control of the Indian Territory. It was the most crucial confrontation between Union and Confederate forces, eventually becoming Oklahoma. In […]

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Tue, 07.12.2021

The Battle of Grahamstown Ocuurs

*The Battle of Grahamstown took place on this date in 1819. This was part of the Fifth Xhosa War at the frontier settlement of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The battle defended the town by the British garrison, aided by a group of Khoekhoe marksmen, attacking Xhosa warriors. When a British-led force seized […]

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Tue, 07.12.2021

The Xhosa Wars Begin

*On this date in 1789, we affirm the Xhosa Wars. Also known as the Cape Frontier Wars or the Kaffir Wars, were a series of nine wars or outbreaks between the Xhosa Kingdom and white European slave traders in what is now the Eastern Cape in South Africa. These war incidents were the longest-running military action in […]

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Wed, 01.12.2021

Milliken v. Bradley is Decided

*On this date in 1974, Milliken v. Bradley was decided. This was a significant United States Supreme Court case dealing with the planned desegregation busing of public-school students across district lines among 53 school districts in metropolitan Detroit. It concerned the plans to integrate public schools in the United States following the Brown v. Board of […]

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Wed, 01.12.2021

Nathaniel R. Jones, Lawyer, and Judge born

*Nathaniel R. Jones was born on this date in 1926. He was a Black attorney, judge, and law professor. Nathaniel Raphael Jones was born in the Smoky Hollow district of Youngstown, Ohio, several blocks from a federal courthouse that now bears his name. Although he lived in an integrated neighborhood and attended an integrated public […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The first thing you do is to forget that i’m Black.Second, you must never forget that i’m Black. You should be able to dig Aretha,but don’t play her every... FOR THE WHITE PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW HOW TO BE MY FRIEND by Pat Parker
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