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Southern University’s Library tells stories of former slaves
June 13, 2021
The John B. Cade Library at Southern University recently expanded its online archive of slave stories, accounts told by former slaves who were interviewed in the late 1930s and early 1940s ... read more »
June 9: The first African American Rhodes Scholar, Alain LeRoy Locke, passed away in New York, 1954
June 9, 2021
June 9: The first African American Rhodes Scholar, Alain LeRoy Locke, passed away in New York, 1954 ... read more »
June 8: In an effort to show his fitness for duty Col. Charles Young set out on a 497 mile trip via horseback from Wilberforce, OH to D.C., 1918
June 8, 2021
June 8: In an effort to show his fitness for duty Col. Charles Young set out on a 497 mile trip via horseback from Wilberforce, OH to D.C., 1918 ... read more »
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May 27: “Littlerock Nine” member, Ernest Green, became the first African American to graduate from Central High School, 1958
May 27, 2021
May 27: “Littlerock Nine” member, Ernest Green, became the first African American to graduate from Central High School, 1958 ... read more »
May 26: Miles Davis, considered by most to be a musical genius was born in Alton, Illinois, 1926
May 26, 2021
May 26: Miles Davis, considered by most to be a musical genius was born in Alton, Illinois, 1926 ... read more »
May 25: Entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker passed away at her villa in New York, 1919
May 25, 2021
May 25: Entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker passed away at her villa in New York, 1919 ... read more »
May 23: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was the undisputed middleweight champion for nearly 7 years, was born, 1954
May 23, 2021
May 23: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was the undisputed middleweight champion for nearly 7 years, was born, 1954 ... read more »
May 22: Poet, essayist, and novelist Langston Hughes passed away in New York City, 1967
May 22, 2021
May 22: Poet, essayist, and novelist Langston Hughes passed away in New York City, 1967 ... read more »
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Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On,’ was Released on May 21- Watch Live Performance
May 21, 2021
Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On,' was Released on May 21- Watch Live Performance ... read more / watch video »
May 20: C.O.R.E. organized Freedom Rides resumed in Birmingham after tremendous violence, 1961
May 20, 2021
May 20: C.O.R.E. organized Freedom Rides resumed in Birmingham after tremendous violence, 1961 ... read more »
May 17: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruled that public education can not be segregated on the basis of race, 1954
May 17, 2021
May 17: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruled that public education can not be segregated on the basis of race, 1954 ... read more »
May 14: Africans in Brazil rejoiced on this day as their country became the last in the western hemisphere to end enslavement, 1888
May 14, 2021
May 14: Africans in Brazil rejoiced on this day as their country became the last in the western hemisphere to end enslavement, 1888 ... read more »
May 10: Mathematician and current MIT student John Urschel was drafted in the NFL draft, 2014
May 10, 2021
May 10: Mathematician and current MIT student John Urschel was drafted in the NFL draft, 2014 ... read more »
May 9: An enslaved African named Caesar was released in exchange for his cure for poison and rattlesnake bites in S. Carolina, 1750
May 9, 2021
May 9: An enslaved African named Caesar was released in exchange for his cure for poison and rattlesnake bites in S. Carolina, 1750 ... read more »
May 8: Inventor Matthew A. Cherry received a patent for the tricycle, 1888
May 8, 2021
May 8: Inventor Matthew A. Cherry received a patent for the tricycle, 1888 ... read more »
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