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BHM Day 8: Fredi Washington

February 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image Fredericka “Fredi” Washington was an actress who gained success early in her career.  She is best known for playing “Paola” in the [...]

BHM Day 7: Sambo

February 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image The character “Sambo” has long been used as a way to degrade and stereotype black people.  But its origins are rarely discussed. The term [...]

BHM Day 6: Gerald Lawson

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Images Gerald Lawson was an electrical engineer who developed the Fairchild Channel F video game. He also founded and ran Videosoft, the company that [...]

BHM Day 5: Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

February 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb was an educator, activist and pioneering biologist. Born to a doctor and teacher, she graduated from Talladega College [...]

BHM Day 4: George & Willie Muse

February 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image George & Willie Muse were albino brothers who were kidnapped and added to a traveling sideshow.  They were born to sharecropper parents [...]

BHM Day 3: Roland Hayes

February 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image Roland Hayes is the first black concert performer to gain international fame.  He was born to former slaves and grew up singing in local [...]

BHM Day 2: The Fultz Quadruplets

February 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image The Fultz quadruplets were the first surviving identical African-American quads. Their parents were poor with six children already when they [...]

BHM Day 1: Black History Month

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Image Black History Month began as Black History Week, back in 1926.  It was extended to a month-long celebration in 1970. It was established by [...]

Black History Month Day 25: Daisy Bates

February 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Image Daisy Bates was a writer, publisher and civil rights activist who played a leading role in the Little Rock integration crisis in 1957. Daisy [...]

Black History Month Day 23: Diane Nash

February 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Image Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders and helped to found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Selma Voting Rights [...]

Black History Month Day 22: Ella Baker

February 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Image Ella Baker is one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.  She worked alongside W.E.B. Dubois, Thurgood Marshal and Martin Luther [...]

Black History Month Day 18: Eartha Kitt

February 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Image Eartha Kitt was born on a plantation, the product of rape, but went on to be one of the first mega-stars of her time. She had career highs like [...]
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