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    Blog posts of '2014' 'February'

    (0) Making A Difference
    It was a good day - they bring their friends and so we are needing more adults to help supervise and keep order.  There was electricity today and so then Brice can use the microphone and how that helps!! Today they got palm oil and dried fish along with the regular of rice, beans, spaghetti, and tom...
    (0) Clara Brown
    Clara Brown Clara Brown was a slave from Virginia, who spent her entire life looking for her 10-year-old daughter, Eliza Jane. Brown was sold on an auction block in the early 1800s. By the time she was 18, she had conceived four children, each of whom were sold off to different owners. Brown would ...
    (0) Black History Month Factoid
    After retiring from baseball, Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson helped establish the African American-owned and -controlled Freedom Bank....
    (0) Oliver Hill
    Oliver Hill was a civil rights lawyer who was key to ending “separate but equal” in America and a prestigious member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Presidential Medal of Freedom Award recipient worked to obtain landmark legal decisions involving equality in pay for black teachers, access to s...
    (0) Black History Month Factoid
    Garrett Morgan, inventor of the three-way traffic signal, also became the first African American to own a car in Cleveland, Ohio....
    (0) Selena Sloan Butler
    Selena Sloan Butler After following the success of the National Congress of Mothers PTA, African-American teacher and Spelman College graduate Selena Sloan Butler heard the call to start the National Colored Mothers Parent-Teacher Association in 1926. She would later hold the title of its first nat...
    (0) Black History Factoid
    Both Condoleeza Rice and Martin Luther King, Jr. started college when they were just 15 years old. She studied political science at the University of Denver; he majored in sociology at Morehouse College in Atlanta. ...
    (0) Black History Month - Piney Woods School
    Piney Woods School  Established in 1909, the Piney Woods School was originally founded in a poverty stricken section of Mississippi under a tree. The Piney Woods School is located in Piney Woods, Mississippi. It is currently the largest African-American boarding school and the second oldest contin...
    (0) Black History Month Factoid
    Liberia was founded and colonized by expatriates. The West African country is one of two sovereign states in the world started as a colony for ex-slaves and marginalized blacks. Sierra Leone is the other....
    (0) Black History Month - William Lloyd 'Little Willie' Adams
    William Lloyd 'Little Willie' Adams William Lloyd “Little Willie” Adams was a black Baltimore businessman who gave opportunities to a number of black entrepreneurs by funding their dreams. When there was no black savings and loan, there was Adams. He later became a venture capitalist, building small...
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