April 17, 2014

Education

Saturday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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Concluding this week's theme, here are the last 5 facts... FACT 1:In 1829, David Walker of Boston publishes An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World which calls for a slave uprising in the South.  The fiery-militant David Walker was born on … [Read more...]

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Friday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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It's Friday, the end of the work week and the start of the weekend. This week's open threads highlighted little known or interesting black history facts in celebration of black history month. FACT 1: In 1804, Lemuel Haynes is the first African … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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Continuing on with the theme... FACT 1:In 1787, free blacks in New York City found the African Free School, where future leaders Henry Highland Garnett and Alexander Crummell are educated. FACT 2: In 1787, Richard Allen and Absalom Jones form the … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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It's Wednesday aka Hump Day! Today. Today's open thread is highlighting more than 5 facts.  FACT 1:Before Wally Amos became famous for his "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookies, he was a talent agent at the William Morris Agency, where he worked … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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Continuing on with this week's theme, here are  5 more black history facts. FACT 1: Abolitionist Harriet Ann Jacobs published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book chronicles the hardships and … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

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To close out Black History Month,  this week's thread topic will be on some little known or just plain interesting black history facts. FACT 1: Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Sundown Town

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An excerpt from a CNN online article about Vidor, Texas's past and present as a Sundown Town" Peggy Fruge told me she'd welcome blacks to her neighborhood. Then she said this:"I don't mind being friends with them, talking and stuff like that, but as … [Read more...]