July 31, 2014

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Burlesque and Vaudeville Perfomers

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Jean Idelle was a black American burlesque dancer and singer who trained under Katherine Dunham and is credited as one of the first black performers to appear on stage with white dancers throughout the US and Canada. As a young woman, Idelle … [Read more...]

Wednesday Evening Thread: June 11, 1963

Governor George Wallace at Tuscaloosa University, Alabama, 1963

Color footage of the Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights, delivered from the President's office at 8 p.m. on June 11, 1963 President Kennedy speaks from the Oval Office in response to the National Guard being … [Read more...]

POU Livestream: Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou (Updated with video)

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Saturday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle for Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Hope you're have a wonderful weekend. We conclude our series with a look at the "Segregation Academy" and the correlation to today's Voucher movement, the impact of such schools on public education and the opportunities … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African Americans and the Struggle for Education Equality

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TGIF POU! Today we continue our topic of education equality with a look at the legacy of disparity in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Before the end of the Civil war, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African Americans and the Struggle for Education Equality

BOMBING AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL NOV 10 1958 MORGANTOWN WEST VIRGINIA

Good Morning POU! After reading about the bombing of Clinton High School in retaliation for black students whose parents tax dollars were supporting the school and had the audacity to want to also attend and receive the benefits of better … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle for Education Equality

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Happy Hump Day POU! Before the Little Rock Nine, there was The Clinton Twelve. In the summer of 1956, Clinton High School admitted the first black students into integrated classes since the landmark Supreme Court decision on Brown v. The … [Read more...]