December 3, 2016

Saturday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

(Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1907))

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!   GENERAL QUINTIN BANDERA (1834-1906) … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

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HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.!   EVARISTO ESTENOZ … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Afro-Cuban Political Figures

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GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! We continue our series on Afro-Cuban MARIANA GRAJALES COELLO "Mother of Cuba" (1808-1893) … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881), Jamaican born British Crimean War nurse, portrait. Also known as Mother Seacole.     Date: C.1850s

Mary Jane Seacole (23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881), née Grant, was a Jamaican-born woman of Scottish and Creole descent who set up a "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War, which she described as "a mess-table and comfortable … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African American Military Heroes

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Good Morning POU! Today's featured honoree was a United States Army Captain and the first African-American commissioned officer to receive the Medal of Honor. Riley L. Pitts Riley Leroy Pitts was born in Fallis, Oklahoma. He attended … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Military Heroes

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TGIF POU! Today's featured heroes all received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Civil War. "Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Military Heroes

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Good Morning POU! Today's Medal of Honor hero was also an honoree as "Badass of the Week" for his bravery in Vietnam. Charles C. Rogers Charles Rogers joined the U.S. Army through the Army ROTC program at West Virginia State College (now … [Read more...]