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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968.
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Bookmobiles have a new mission: delivering banned books Today’s rebel bookmobiles serve a vital role by bringing the perspectives and experiences of other, different lives, pushing against efforts to deny their existence, writes H. L. M. Lee.
'Save the Books': Outcry Grows Over Digital Plan for Vermont College Libraries "How can you defend a higher education institution without books?" said a biology professor at Castleton University. "It's an embarrassing decision."
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'America in Black': The Plan To Erase Black History Forever See which states are passing laws that could prohibit the truthful teaching of American history.
Celebrate Women's History Month March 1-31, 2023
2/28/1879. Southern Blacks fled political and economic exploitation in "Exodus of 1879."
2/27/1872. Charlotte E. Ray became the first African-American woman to graduate from a law school, and the first to formally practice law in the United States.
2/26/1964. Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
2/25/1837. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania became the nation’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College.
2/23/79. Frank E. Peterson Jr. was named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.
2/22/1898. Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three daughters shot and maimed for life in Lake City, S.C.
2/21/1965. Malcolm X was assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally.
2/20/1874. Walter Moses Burton holds the distinction of being the first black elected sheriff in the United States.
2/19/1942. The Tuskegee Airmen were initiated into the armed forces.
Palmer Hayden, died February 18, 1973. He was a painter during the Harlem Renaissance.
Congress passed resolution readmitting Mississippi on condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise Blacks.
2/16/1857. Frederick Douglass was elected President of the Freedman Bank and Trust.
2/15/1848. Sarah Roberts was barred from a white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.
2/14/1867. Morehouse College organized in Augusta, Georgia. The institution was later moved to Atlanta.
2/13/1923. The first Black professional basketball team "The
Feb. 12, 1939. August Nathaniel Lushington died. He was the first African American to earn Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1897.
Feb 11, 1990. Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end apartheid in South Africa, was released from prison after 27 years.
Feb. 10, 1964, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was an American professional baseball pitcher who played in Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball. His career spanned five decades and culminated with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on 2/9/71.
Today in Black History
Historic bowling alley tied to 1968 Orangeburg massacre gets restored to commemorate the tragedy Police fired into a peaceful protest at South Carolina State, killing three. Now, 54 years later, the non-profit Center for Creative Partnerships is restoring the bowling alley whose refusal to desegregate sparked the protests.
On Feb. 7, 1926, Carter G. Woodson, initiated the first celebration of Negro History Week which led to Black History Month
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Columbus Day 2022: Here's what's open and closed | CNN Business Columbus Day, and now Indigenous People's Day, will be observed on Monday, October 10 this year, and while some will have the day off from work or school, others may wonder what errands they can run or what movies to see.
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