March 26, 2017

Education

Thursday Open Thread: Another Set of Black History Factoids

The Wyoming Black Fourteen were African American members of the 1969 University of Wyoming (UW) football team who protested playing a game with Brigham Young University (BYU) because of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’s ban on black … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Another Set of Black History Factoids

Marion Thompson Wright, educator and historian, was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in history in the United States. Wright was born on September 12, 1902, in East Orange, New Jersey, the daughter of Moses R. Thompson and Minnie … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1900 Paris Exposition

Welcome to the Weekend POU! To conclude our week on looking at the 1900 Paris Exposition and "The Negro Exhibit" presented by W.E.B. Du Bois, we take a look at more pictures from the exhibit. You can find the entire collection at the Library of … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1900 Paris Exposition

Good Morning POU! The Georgia Negro was assembled by W. E. B. DuBois and his students at Atlanta University in the months preceding the World's Fair. Subtitled "A Sociological Study," it included four major sections: statistical charts showing … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1900 Paris Exposition

Good Morning POU! The Exhibit of American Negroes was a sociological display within the Palace of Social Economy at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris. The exhibit was actually a joint effort between Daniel Murray, the Assistant Librarian of Congress, … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1900 Paris Exposition

Good Morning POU! We continue our look at the African American exhibit displayed at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris and presented by W.E.B. Du Bois. Howard University class picture 1900 At the time, Du Bois was a professor of sociology at … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1900 Paris Exposition

Good Morning POU! This week we will take a look at the exhibit on African Americans compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois for the 1900 World's Fair in Paris. First, some background on why this exhibit was created. To do this, we must start with … [Read more...]