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Tue, 06.04.2021

James Perkins Jr., Politician born

*James Perkins Jr. is celebrated on this date in 1952.  Is a Black Businessman, teacher and politician.  James Perkins Jr. grew up in Selma, where his parents were an elementary school principal and a nurse.  He graduated in 1971 in the first racially integrated class at Selma High School; he organized an unsuccessful effort to […]

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Wed, 31.03.2021

George Liele, Pastor born

*The birth of George Liele is celebrated on this date in 1752.  He was a Black pastor. George Liele was born into slavery in Virginia and taken to Georgia.  As an adult, he was converted by Rev. Matthew Moore of Burke County, Georgia, in 1777. He continued to worship in Moore’s white church for four years until Savannah […]

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Thu, 18.03.2021

John W. Bowen, Clergyman born

*John Wesley Bowen was born on this date in 1855.  He was a Black teacher and Methodist clergyman.  John Wesley Edward Bowen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Edward Bowen and Rose Simon Bowen.  Edward Bowen, a carpenter, was originally from Maryland and later lived in Washington, D.C., but moved to New […]

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Sat, 06.03.2021

Rastafarianism, a brief story

*Rastafarianism is affirmed on this date in 1930.  Also known as Rastafari and the Rastafari movement, it is a religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. It is classified as both a new religious movement and a social movement by scholars of religion. There is no central authority in control of the movement and […]

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Fri, 05.03.2021

Quakers and American Abolition, brief story

*Quakers and American abolition are affirmed on this date in 1787.  Quakers (the Religious Society of Friends) were the only large religious American denomination to make it a requirement of membership to refuse to enslave people.  Quakers struggled internally for a century to come to this place.    Quakers such as John Woolman and Benjamin Lay […]

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Fri, 19.02.2021

Thomas Detter, Author born

*The birth of Thomas Detter is celebrated on this date in 1830.  He was a Black author and minister. Thomas Detter was born in Maryland and educated in Washington, D.C., public schools. According to his father’s will, he was to have been apprenticed as a shoemaker until his twenty-first birthday. Detter emigrated to San Francisco, […]

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Thu, 18.02.2021

James Zwerg, Minister and Activist born

*James Zwerg was born on this date in 1939.  He is a white-American retired minister and activist.   James Zwerg was born in Appleton, Wisconsin where he lived with his parents and older brother, Charles. His father was a dentist who provided free dental care to the poor on one day per month. He was involved […]

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Tue, 16.02.2021

Black Catholicism, a brief article

*Black Catholicism is celebrated on this date in c 100.  Catholicism in African America comprises Black people, beliefs, and practices in the Catholic Church.   Catholic Christianity among African descended people has its roots in the earliest converts to Christianity, including Mark the Evangelist, the unnamed Ethiopian eunuch, a figure in the New Testament of […]

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Sun, 24.01.2021

Albery Whitman, Poet born

*Albery Whitman was born on this date in 1851.  He was a Black poet, minister and orator.   Albery Allison Whitman was born into slavery at a farm near Munfordville, Kentucky. After years as a manual laborer, working at a plow shop, on railroad construction and as a teacher, Whitman attended Wilberforce University in 1870. […]

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Sat, 16.01.2021

Samuel Bacote, Minister born

*The birth of Rev. Samuel W. Bacote is celebrated on this date in 1866.  He was a Black minister.  The son of former slaves, Bacote was born in Society Hill, South Carolina. His mother died when he was three months old, leaving him to be raised by his father and grandmother.  His father was literate […]

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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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