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E. Melvin Porter: Oklahoma’s First African American State Senator

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

E. Melvin Porter, Oklahoma’s first African American State Senator held his seat for 22 years. Porter born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in 1930, was a staunch civil rights leader and politician in Oklahoma. He served in the US Army before attending Tennessee State University. In 1959 he graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law. In 1961 […]

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Tracing the Roots: The Tale of Alex Haley

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

By Ishan Sen The record-breaking 1977 TV miniseries, “Roots,” was actually an adaptation of a book published three years earlier: “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” The author, Alex Haley, was awarded with a special Pulitzer Prize as the book eventually found its way into publication in 37 languages. Born as Alexander Palmer Haley on […]

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[Video] Harry Winston Jerome: Renowned Track and Field Athlete

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Harry Winston Jerome was a renowned track and field athlete. He was the first man to share the world 100-yard and 100m records. While attending the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship in 1960, Jerome ran the 100m in 10.0 sec, tying German Armin Hary’s world record; in 1962 he ran the 100 yards […]

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Gail Fisher: Broke Several Barriers as a Young Black Actress in the 1960s

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Actress Gail Fisher broke several barriers as a young Black actress in television during the 1960s. She was the first Black performer to get dialogue in a nationally aired commercial, and as Peggy Fair on Mannix, only the second Black woman (the first being Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek) cast as a regular character in […]

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Jersey Joe Walcott: American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Jersey Joe Walcott was a renowned boxer. Walcott was born “Arnold Raymond Cream around Camden, New Jersey and was raised along with eleven brothers and sisters. When Walcott was 14, his father passed away and he was left to help support his family. He got a job working at a soup factory and during this […]

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[Video] Mayme Hatcher Johnson: Wife of Notorious Harlem Gangster Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Mayme Hatcher Johnson was the wife of notorious Harlem Gangster, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson. Johnson was born in 1914 in NC, and moved to New York City in 1938, where she found work as a waitress in a club owned by singer/actress Ethel Waters. In 1948 she met and married Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, the legendary Harlem […]

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The Dossier: “The King of Harlem” Bumpy Johnson

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Born October 31, 1905, in Charleston, South Carolina, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson would go on notoriety as an enforcer and kingpin in Harlem’s underworld. At an early age his older brother Willie was sent from South Carolina after he was said to have killed a White man. Johnson himself would be sent to Harlem in 1919 to […]

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Poet William Waring Carney’s, “No Images”

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

“No Images” She does not know her beauty, she thinks her brown body has no glory. If she could dance naked under palm trees and see her image in the river, she would know. But there are no palm trees on the street, and dish water gives back no images. -William Waring Cuney William Waring […]

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The Queen Of Harlem’s Underworld Of Organized Crime: Madam Stephanie St. Clair, The Inspiration Behind Gotham’s Fish Mooney

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Stephanie St. Clair was born in Martinique, an island in the East Caribbean in 1886 and came to the United States via Marseilles, France. In 1912 she arrived in Harlem. She was known for her deep involvement in the seedy gangster underworld. According to those who knew her, she was arrogant, sophisticated and astute to the […]

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Walter Edwards: Prominent Real Estate Developer & Junk Business Owner

Apr 17, 2020 08:00 am

Walter Edwards, one of Oklahoma City’s most prominent African American entrepreneurs and a real estate developer, also owned a junk business. He is credited with ending residential segregation in Oklahoma City and influencing the Federal Housing Authority to approve mortgages to African Americans. Born in Maston, Mississippi, on March 23, 1891, Walter Edwards acquired only […]

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