June 26, 2017

Monday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

This week's threads are going to highlight the world of beauty pageant winners. I haven't watched one in years, but over the past few years, there have been a ton of black beauty pageant contestants crowned winners for several different … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

This week's threads will highlight historic black churches in the United States and how the church became a common theme within Afircan-American homes and culture. The term black church or African-American church refers to Protestant churches … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. From 1942 to 1946, the project was under … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

This week's posts will highlight the small and often overlooked group of African American Mormons who have been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) almost since its founding on April 6, 1830. Most Mormons are members of … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Another Set of Black History Factoids

Good morning POU'ers , since this is Black History Month this week's open thread's will highlight some new black history facts and people. Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was an American civil rights activist, … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black Women and Rock n Roll

This week's open threads will highlight some of the "hidden figures" in Rock N Roll.  The first person highlighted will probably have a biopic made about her life. Some historians consider her the creator of rock n roll.   Sister … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The scientists, mathematicians and engineers of NASA

This week's open thread will focus on the scientists, engineers, and mathematicians that were involved in the space race. Mary Winston Jackson (April 9, 1921 – February 11, 2005) was an American mathematician and aerospace engineer at the … [Read more...]