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Thu, 04.07.2024

John Alcindor, Doctor and Activist born

*John Alcindor was born on this date in 1873.  He was a Black British physician and activist. John Alcindor was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and educated at Saint Mary’s College. After winning one of the four Island Scholarships, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University, Scotland, graduating from there with a medical degree in […]

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Mon, 27.05.2024

Mary Armstrong, Nurse born

*Mary Armstrong was born on June 7, 1847.  She was a Black slave and nurse. She was born Mary Adams into slavery near St. Louis, Missouri, on a plantation to Sam Adams and Silby. Mary, her baby sister, and her mother belonged to plantation owners William and Polly [Pauline] Cleveland. Mary’s father belonged to William Adams, a […]

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Mon, 27.05.2024

Georgia Rooks Dwelle, Pediatric Physician born

*The birth of Georgia Rooks Dwelle is celebrated on this date in 1884.  She was a Black physician who specialized in obstetrics and pediatrics. Georgia Rooks Dwelle was born in Albany, Georgia, to former slaves Rev. George Henry Dwelle and Eliza (Dickerson) Dwelle. Her father was a founder of the Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia […]

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Wed, 10.04.2024

Caroline Still Anderson, Doctor and Abolitionist born.

*Caroline Still Anderson was born on this date in 1848. She was a Black doctor and abolitionist. Early life and education Caroline Still was born in Philadelphia and was the oldest daughter of four to Letitia and William Still. Both of her parents were leaders in the American abolitionist movement. Her father led the Philadelphia branch […]

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Sat, 17.02.2024

Education Importance in Black America, Dr. Robert Jones Jr

Dr. Robert Jones, Jr., is an educator, agronomist, and administrator. He shares two reasons for more African Americans to pursue education excellence in this segment.

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Fri, 02.02.2024

Winifred Burks-Houck, Environmental Organic Chemist, was born.

*Winifred Burks-Houck was born on this date in 1950. She was a Black environmental organic chemist and environmental justice advocate. Winifred Burks was born in Anniston, Alabama, to parents Matthew Burks and Mary Emma Goodson-Burks. She was the great-granddaughter of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Education Burks began her education in Anniston, having attended elementary and high school in […]

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Fri, 02.02.2024

Bettye Washington Greene, Research Chemist born.

*Bettye Washington Greene was born on this date in 1935. She was a Black industrial research chemist. Bettye Washington was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended segregated public schools and graduated from I.M. Terrell High School around 1952. Washington graduated from Tuskegee Institute with a B.S. in chemistry in 1955. She earned her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from […]

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Fri, 02.02.2024

Alma Levant Hayden, Chemist born.

*Alma Levant Hayden, a Black chemist, was born on this date in 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated from South Carolina State College with honors in 1947.  Originally planning to be a nurse, she found herself so interested in chemistry that she gained a master’s degree in chemistry from Howard University. Levant joined the National Institute of […]

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Fri, 02.02.2024

The Crownsville Hospital Center of Maryland opens.

*The Crownsville Hospital Center opened on this date in 1911. This was a psychiatric hospital for Blacks located in Crownsville, Maryland. The first group of 12 patients arrived and lived in a work camp in a willow curing house adjacent to one of the willow ponds. Staff worked with them to prepare roads and to […]

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Sat, 16.12.2023

Charles H. Wright, Physician and Philanthropist, born.

*Charles H. Wright was born on this date in 1918. He was a Black physician, author, and philanthropist. Charles Howard Wright was born in Dothan, Alabama. He graduated from Southeast High School in 1935. He attended Alabama State College (now Alabama State University), graduating in 1939, and entered Meharry Medical College, graduating in 1943. Wright served two […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

O Africa, know thou not my call? Know thy rivers not my love? Claim thy mountains not my heart? O Africa! Homeland of my own! I come with my heart afire; I come with... SONG OF INNOCENCE by Julius E. Thompson.
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