October 1, 2014

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

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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...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African Americans and The Struggle For Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Today's post is a black history fact that I just learned about over the Easter weekend. A community easter egg hunt for children was being held at "the old Rosenwald school" in the county were I grew up in rural Alabama. I had no … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The African American Struggle for Education Equality

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Good Morning POU! Today we honor those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. This week, our topic will be the African American communities struggle to gain the rights to education. This being a holiday dedicated to the men … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: Let the Children Speak!

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Good Morning POU! This week the Open Thread topic will focus on our struggle for education, from the right to learn to the right to equality in learning. Today I would just like to share these news segments regarding some very bright … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists

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This week's open threads have highlighted the accomplishments of several African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists. Today's post is going to focus on the current host of  Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Neil deGrasse Tyson ( born October 5, … [Read more...]

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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