February 10, 2016

Tuesday Open Thread: Making History- Black Men and Women in Swimming

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Simone Manuel (born August 2, 1996) is an American competition swimmer. She currently holds the American record in the 100-yard freestyle. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

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  Dudley Weldon Woodard (1881–1965) was an African American mathematician and professor, and the second person of African descent to earn a PhD in Mathematics, the first being Elbert Frank Cox, (PhD Cornell, 1925), Woodard's mentor. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: More Black Saints

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  Saints Perpetua and Felicity (believed to have died in 203 AD) are Christian martyrs of the 3rd century. Perpetua was a marriednoblewoman, said to have been 22 years old at the time of her death, and mother of an infant she was nursing. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: New Black History Facts

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  Eartha Mary Magdalene White (November 8, 1876 - January 18, 1974) was an American humanitarian, philanthropist, and businesswoman. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, White was the 13th child of a former slave. She was adopted by Clara … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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Warren M. Washington (born 1936) is an American atmospheric scientist, a former chair of the National Science Board, and currently senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Washington was born in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Famous African-American Magicians

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Did you know that America's first born magician was black? Harry Houdini was a big fan. Richard Potter, the first American-born stage magician and ventriloquist, black or white. Prior to Potter’s career in the early 19th century, the performance … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

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Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 – January 4, 1926) was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879. Mahoney was one of the first African Americans to graduate from a nursing … [Read more...]