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Thu, 19.11.2020

William Shockley Jr, Eugenicist born

*On this date in 1910, William Shockley Jr. was born.  He was a white-American physicist and inventor.   William Bradford Shockley Jr. was born to American parents in London and was raised in his family’s hometown of Palo Alto, California from the age of three.  His father, William Hillman Shockley, was a mining engineer who speculated in mines for a living […]

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Thu, 19.11.2020

George Imes born

*George Imes was born on this date in 1883.  He was a Black physicist and educator.  From Franklin County, PA George Lake Imes was the son of George Imes and Lucinda Clark.  His father, and his older sister Aura Imes, taught at the Hygienic School in Steelton, PA.  Imes attended there and Steelton High School, […]

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Wed, 18.11.2020

Edward B. Ramsey, Doctor born

*Edward Burrell Ramsey was born on this date in 1852. He was a Black doctor.  A native of Hogansville, Georgia, he was the son of Ed and Frances Ramsey.  His father was a mulatto man and a wealthy landowner in Troup County where Hogansville is located.   Ramsey was the second of eight sons and the […]

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Wed, 18.11.2020

J. Marion Sims born

*J. Marion Sims was born onthis date in 1813.  He was a white-American doctor, often called the Father of gynecology.  From Lancaster, SC, James Marion Sims was one of two sons of John Jarrett “Jack” Sims who was a county sheriff and Mahala Mackey Sims.  His brother’s name was John Jarrett Sims Jr.  J. Marion […]

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Wed, 18.11.2020

John Henry Jordan, Doctor born

*John Henry Jordan was born on this date in 1870.  He was a Black doctor and philanthropist.   He was born in Hogansville, Georgia, and was the second son of Berry and Isabella Jordan, who were both former slaves. His mother died when he was two.  Jordan was educated at Clark College in Atlanta before relocating […]

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Sun, 15.11.2020

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Sr. born

*Charles Crutchfield was born on this date in 1939.  He is a Black Obstetrician and Gynecologist.  From Jasper, Alabama Charles Edward Crutchfield is one of 6 children of Charles and Cessie Crutchfield.   His siblings are Doris Jean, Albert, Dessie Lee, Napoleon, Josephine.  He attended Walker County Technical High School.  In 1955 young Crutchfield moved to […]

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Wed, 11.11.2020

Dr. Nathan Thomas born

*Nathan M. Thomas was born on this date in 1803.  He was a doctor and abolitionist.  He was born in was born in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson Co., Ohio, the son of Jesse and Avis (Stanton) Thomas, both devout Quakers. He studied medicine with local practitioners and at the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati. In […]

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Sun, 08.11.2020

Provident Hospital, Florida opens

*On this date in 1938, Provident Hospital opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   Located at 1409 Sixth Avenue, it was founded by two African American physicians, Von D. Mizell and James Sistrunk.  During Jim Crow in the south, none of the existing hospitals in Fort Lauderdale would accept Black patients. In 1937, a young Black […]

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Thu, 29.10.2020

Marguerite Thomas Williams born

*Marguerite Thomas Williams was born on this date in 1895.  She was a Black geologist.  From Washington D.C., Marguerite Thomas was the sixth of six children born to Henry C. and Clara E. Thomas. She attended Washington Normal School #2, later known as the Normal School for Colored Girls (and then accredited by congress as […]

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Thu, 22.10.2020

Black Southern Midwife history, Jonathan O’Dell

Southern white author Jonathan O’dell shares African American Midwife history during Jim Crow that inspired his book the Healing.

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Popsicle Cold Now that the story has moved out of the headlines the widow of the dead black hero stands alone at the public market purchasing polluted pork with government... POPSICLE COLD and CLAIRVOYANCE by Norman Jordan.
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