November 28, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: Black Indians

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This week's open threads have highlighted some notable Black Indians and their accomplishments. To conclude this subject, I am going to talk about Illinois Jacquet. Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 – July 22, 2004) was an … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Indians

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Charley Patton (died April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Indians

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George Bonga (August 20, 1802 – 1880) was a fur trader of African-American and Ojibwe descent, one of the first African Americans born in what is now Minnesota. He was the second son of Pierre Bonga and an Ojibwe mother. George was schooled in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Notable Black Indians

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This week's open thread topic will focus on  highlighting some notable Black Indians.   Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an African American sculptor who worked for most of her career inRome. She gained fame … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Notable Black Indians

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Good morning POU Family.  We are officially officially 24 days away from Thanksgiving, and this week's open threads will focus on notable notable Black Indians.   Black Indians are people of African-American descent, usually with … [Read more...]

Sunday Jazz Brunch Open Thread: Ray Brown

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Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an influential American jazz double bassist and cellist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald, among many others. Ray Brown was born in Pittsburgh, … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Passing

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GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! And now for the conclusion of our series on Passing.... This is lengthy, but well worth the read. ELSIE ROXBOROUGH … [Read more...]

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