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This Seat Is Taken

I witnessed something many years ago that continues to stay with me. I’ll likely always remember it because it was an incredibly appalling experience.

The year was 2002, and the event was a Black History celebration at the Memphis church where I worshipped. 886 more words

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Einstein on Race and Racism

Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said: “The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people. 27 more words

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Black History: African American Cartoonist George Herriman

Date: Sun, 1880-08-22

*George Herriman was born on this date in 1880. He was an African American cartoonist whose comic strip Krazy Kat has been said by many to be America’s greatest cartoon…

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Today In Charleston History: August 22

1863 – Bombardment of Charleston. 1:30 a.m.

A Federal shell burst just north of the City Market at the corner of Pinckney and Church Streets. It was a 200-pounder shot from the “Swamp Angel.” British war correspondent and illustrator, Frank Vizetelly, was staying at the Charleston Hotel on Meeting Street. 405 more words

History - South Carolina

Twentieth Century Golf Club

—By Dino Robinson

Dr. Joseph Howard, intent on gathering people who had a love for golf, sent out letters to various community members in request for a meeting. 936 more words


Unsung Americans: J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. and Rufus Stokes

J. Ernest Wilkins: 

Reference; Schomburg Center

After receiving a PH.D. in physics from the University of Chicago at age 19, Wilkins studied mechanical engineering at New York University, taught mathematics at Tuskegee University, and took part in the research that led to the development of the atomic bomb during World War 2.

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Systematic Racism: Sundown

I made a previous post on Black towns and cities in the U.S; successful places that mostly disappeared, because of racism and other factors sadly. 53 more words