June 27, 2017

Friday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

Today's post are excerpts from The New Woman, Social Science, and the Harlem Renaissance: Ophelia Settle Egypt as Black Professional by Louise L. Stevenson On Ophelia's childhood, growing up with her grandparents who were former slaves: As a very … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

We continue to look at the legacy of Ophelia Settle Egypt, a pioneer in sociology. Ophelia Egypt left a legacy for the future. In the early 1950s, Mrs. Egypt, a social worker in Southeast Washington, DC saw a problem in her community, and set … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

Good Morning POU! We continue to look at the writings and legacy of Ophelia Settle Egypt. Ophelia Egypt's research and oral history of former slaves revealed far more than was previously thought as the most thorough research into life on … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

Good Morning POU! We continue to look at the research and works of Ophelia Settle Egypt. (Yes, that is an actual painting in the post, no author listed, circa 1825). During 1929 and 1930, an Africa-American scholar named Ophelia Settle … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

This week we will take a look at the works of Ophelia Settle Egypt. In the late 1920s, Ophelia Settle Egypt conducted some of the first and finest interviews with former slaves, setting the stage for the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Debbye Turner Bell (born September 19, 1965, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American TV anchor, veterinarian, talk show host, former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant three days before her 24th birthday. Debbye Turner, raised in … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Carole Anne-Marie Gist (born May 8, 1969) is an American TV host, model and first African-American woman to win the Miss USA title. Gist first won the title of Miss Michigan USA and went on to win the Miss USA crown on March 2, 1990, in Wichita, … [Read more...]