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Sun, 17.11.2019

Charles B. Purvis born

*Charles Burleigh Purvis was born on this date in 1842.  He was a black physician. Purvis was born in Philadelphia, PA., his parents were white abolitionist Robert Purvis and Harriet Forten Purvis. Charles was the fifth of eight children and worked on the farm as a young man. He attended some public schools, but most of his schooling was […]

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Sat, 09.11.2019

Cell Phone Pioneer Jesse Russell born

*Jesse Russell was born on this date in 1948.  He is an African American inventor and IT entrepreneur.   Jesse Eugene Russell was born in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America into a large African American family with eight brothers and two sisters. He is the son of Charles Albert Russell and Mary Louise Russell. His early childhood […]

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Thu, 24.10.2019

Harlem Hospital Opens

*Harlem Hospital opened on this date in 1897.  Now called Harlem Hospital Center and branded as NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, it originated in a three-story building that housed 54 beds. The hospital was originally served as a center for patients waiting to be transferred to Bellevue Hospital. Harlem Hospital was founded under the control of the Department of […]

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Sun, 20.10.2019

Martha Franklin, Nursing Pioneer born

*Martha Franklin was born on this date in 1870.  She was an African American nurse and activist.   Martha Minerva Franklin was born in New Milford, Connecticut to Mary E. Gauson and Henry J. Franklin.  Her father had been a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War.   She graduated from Meriden Public High School in 1890 as the only black student of her class. […]

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Sat, 07.09.2019

The Cell Phones Ally, Henry T. Sampson Jr.

*The birth of Henry Sampson Jr. in 1934 is celebrated on this date.  He was an African American engineer, inventor (closely associated with the cell phone), author and film historian.   Henry Thomas Sampson, Jr. was from Jackson, Mississippi, he graduated from Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1951. He attended Morehouse College before transferring to Purdue University, where he became […]

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Sun, 11.08.2019

Treasured Moments in Medicine, Dr. Jon Thomas

Dr. Jon Thomas, M.D. shares two treasured moments thus far in his career as a surgeon

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Fri, 05.07.2019

Treasured Career Moments (Psychiatry) Dr. Janet Taylor

Dr. Janet Taylor, shares two treasured career moments in her career as a psychologist

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Mon, 29.04.2019

Dr. Charles Drews’ letter, The Negro Physician In The Present War Effort (read by) Sylvia Drew-Ivie

Sylvia Drew-Ivie, activist, lawyer and mental health expert, shares her fathers legacy as a champion for African America. She reads his April 1943 letter, The Negro Physician in the present war effort

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Tue, 23.04.2019

My Science Interest And Inspiration, Dr. William C. Davis

Professor Emeritus (science) Dr. William C. Davis shares his interest and inspiration to become a research scientist

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Fri, 05.04.2019

Racism vs Bullying, (Defined), Virginia Richardson

Virginia Richardson, lifelong child and family advocate of the disabled shares the similarities and differences and intersectionality between racism and bullying

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

From deep sleep I sat upright And clutched his new lapels, For he was laughing. Back from the dead He came, I say, Laughing I asked not "Are you not dead?" But "What is it?" His talcum chin, And pebbles eyes, And... NIGHTMARE by James Emanuel.
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