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Thu, 14.10.2021

Walter Fauntroy, Pastor, and Activist born

*Walter Fauntroy was born on this date in 1933. He is a Black politician, pastor, and civil rights, activist. The fourth of seven children, Walter Edward Fauntroy was born and raised in Washington, D.C. His mother, Ethel (Vines) Fauntroy, was a homemaker. His father, William Thomas Fauntroy, Sr., was a clerk in the U.S. Patent […]

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Thu, 14.10.2021

The Golden Stool of The Ashanti, a story

*The Golden Stool is celebrated on this date c 1700. This is the royal and divine throne of kings of the Ashanti people and the ultimate symbol of power in Asante. The Golden Stool is a curved seat 46 cm high with a platform 61 cm wide and 30 cm deep. Its entire surface is […]

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Sat, 09.10.2021

Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church is Founded

*Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church was founded on this date in 1836. It is located in Princeton, New Jersey. The church was formed after the Nassau Presbyterian Church allowed former Black members to form their church after a fire had devastated the Nassau church. The church is among New Jersey’s oldest African American Presbyterian congregations. The […]

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Sat, 09.10.2021

William Robeson, Minister, and Abolitionist born

*William Robeson was born on this date in 1844. He was a minister, and abolitionist. William Drew Robeson was born a slave, his father was Benjamin Robeson, and his mother was named Sabra. They were enslaved on the Roberson plantation near Cross Road township in Martin County, North Carolina. He was a descendant of the Igbo […]

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Sat, 09.10.2021

Grant AME Church (Albuquerque) Begins Services

*Grant AME Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico is celebrated on this date in 1892. This is the oldest Black church in Albuquerque. Grant Chapel AME’s first location was a rented house located at 201 1st St SW. The following year the New Mexico Township Company donated land to the AME to build a church. This […]

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Sun, 03.10.2021

The Beale Street Baptist Church, a story

*Beale Street Baptist Church is celebrated on this date in 1869. Also known as, First Baptist Church or Beale Avenue Baptist Church, it is a historic church built by a congregation of freed slaves in Memphis, Tennessee. It was designed by the prominent Memphis architectural firm Jones & Baldwin, a partnership between Edward Culliatt Jones […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

The Holt Street Baptist Church Begins Services

*The Holt Street Baptist Church is celebrated on this date in 1909. This was a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama. The Holt Street Baptist Church building is located at the corner of Holt Street and Bullock Street, was completed in 1913. The first reverend was I.S. Fountain. From 1939 until 1952, Charles Kenzie Steele was […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Charles K. Steele, Minister, and Activist born

*Charles K. Steele was born on this date in 1914. He was a Black preacher and a civil rights activist. Charles Kenzie Steele was the son of a coal miner, an only child from in McDowell County, West Virginia. At a young age, he knew that he wanted to be a preacher, and he started […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church is Founded

*On this date in 1877, we celebrate Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.  This is a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention. The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church congregation was organized by freedmen and free people of color. It was first known as the Second Colored Baptist Church. The church trustees paid […]

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Fri, 10.09.2021

Trevor Huddleston, Bishop born

*Trevor Huddleston was born on this date in 1913. He was a white English Anglican bishop and racial justice activist. He was best known for his anti-apartheid. Ernest Urban Trevor Huddleston was the son of Ernest Huddleston and was born in Bedford, Bedfordshire, and educated at Lancing College, Christ Church, Oxford, and Wells Theological College. […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

She does not know Her beauty, She thinks her brown body Has no glory. If she could dance Naked, Under palm trees And see her image in the river She would know. But there are no palm trees On... NO IMAGES by Waring Cuney.
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