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McKinney, Texas Incident Is Nothing New: The Complicated Legacy Of Public Pools & Racial Discrimination

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

On June 18, 1964, black protesters jumped into a whites-only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, FL in an effort to combat segregation. The owner of the hotel combated this invasion of the “whites-only” space by people with a darker skin tone by pouring acid into the pool. Fast Foward to 2015,  on Friday, […]

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Sarah L. Fraser: One of the First Black Female Doctors in the United States

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

Sarah L. Fraser was one of the first black female doctors in America. Fraser was born on January 29, 1850. She was on of eight children to Rev. Loguen and wife Caroline. Fraser traveled with her father as he ministered through the country. She served as his secretary and studying German in her spare time. […]

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Clyde S. Cahill Jr.: United States Federal Judge & Appointed to State Senate

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

Clyde S. Cahill Jr. was a United States federal judge. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Cahill was in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1946, and then received a B.S. from Saint Louis University in 1949. Cahill was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1942 […]

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Australian Black Panther Party (1971)

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

Aboriginal revolutionary, scholar, political activist and Black Power activist Denis Walker and Sam Watson co-founded the Australian Black Panther Party in 1971. The BPP was declared to be “the vanguard for all depressed people, and in Australia the Aboriginals are the most depressed of all.” Headquarters for the Australian Black Panther Party was set up […]

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Schooled by Youtube: Heads of Hate #33: Harry Truman

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about Harry Truman started in the white house as vice president but eventually became president when Roosevelt died. During his two terms as president, he dealt with many international affairs including the start of the United Nations and the Korean War which bled […]

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History of Black Children and Adoption in the United States

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

Black parents and children were denied services through adoption agencies well into the 2oth century. The denial was often based on race, religion and often both. African-Americans had to turn to other means of caring for their children, which in most cases was informal adoption traditions. It was well into the 1940s before many states […]

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Chicago’s Oldest Black Bank At Risk Of Closure

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan, a thrift founded by 13 African-American men in 1934 as a depositor-owned lender, is seeking a $7 million lifeline. Crain’s reports that a federal consent order issued April 16 puts the pressure on the $110 million-asset lender to shore up its capital or face […]

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Poem: “First Fire” by Camille T. Dungy

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

Camille T. Dungy was born in Denver but moved often as her father, an academic physician, taught at many different medical schools across the country. She earned a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Dungy’s full-length poetry publications include Smith Blue (2011), a finalist for the William Carlos […]

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Lita McClinton: Murdered by White Husband In Attempt to Reach Social Elite Status

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

In January 1987, a beautiful and well-accomplished black woman, Lita McClinton, of a prominent Atlanta family was murdered. McClinton, 34, married millionaire James Vincent Sullivan, a white man. Although McClinton was madly in love, her parents never liked Sullivan. They worried how a biracial couple might fare in the South and they believed that Sullivan […]

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Theodore McMillian: First Black to Serve on the Missouri Court of Appeals

Jan 18, 2021 02:18 pm

Theodore McMillian was one of the first African-Americans admitted to Saint Louis University School of Law. He graduated first in his class in 1949. McMillian was born in St. Louis, he was educated at Lincoln University in Jefferson City (B.S., 1941) and Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1949). After completing his studies, he […]

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