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Seacole, Mary: Helper during the Crimean war

Mary Seacole

1805-1881

Seacole was born Mary Grant in 1805, in Jamaica. She is of Scottish and Creole descent (mixed-race). Growing up, Seacole learned of herbal medicine in the Caribbean. 76 more words

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New Book Alert: Lateef Ibirogba presents 'Giants of History'

History buffs, writers, students and others will love ‘Giants of History’, a coffee-table book by Lateef Ibirogba.

The book profiles 150 “giants”, who have played great roles in shaping the world mostly for the better, and being pioneers that left the world way different than they met it. 286 more words

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No Alibis – Educating children about racism

by Margarita Aragon

This past October I sat in the assembly room of my children’s primary school for the Year 1 presentation for parents. After a group of children in animal masks told us about their visit to the farm, and a few songs, another group of children came to the forefront of the stage to act out the story of… 1,981 more words

Racism

Two for one, Tuesday and Wednesday

Sorry for falling off the face of the earth like that. Not sure how many are following my day-to-day doings while I’m over here in England, but I still feel the need to apologize for not posting yesterday. 1,673 more words

EuroSpring 2014

"Mary Seacole: A Very Great Victorian"

Further to my earlier blog post on Mary Seacole, I received a kind note from Dr. Elizabeth N. Anionwu, Professor Emeritus of Nursing at the University of West London. 2,597 more words

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