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Meet FDNY Firefighter Regina Wilson - 'The Hero of My Own Story'

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Brooklyn Legends Tenacious Tuesday and thank you for spending time with us. We invite you to visit our Facebook page for today’s words of encouragement. 440 more words

Brooklyn, Influential Women, Accomplished Women, Role Models, Advocacy

Freedmen's Bureau Talk & Sources

Back in August I gave a talk about the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, more commonly known as the Freedmen’s Bureau. You can click here to view it online by… 154 more words

Pete Hill - The "Black" Ty Cobb

Today is the birth date of Negro League baseball player John Preston “Pete” Hill; born on October 12, around 1882 or 1884 in Virginia (Culpeper County). 193 more words

Negro League Baseball

A 40-year-old "Black man unknown" was buried this date, October 12th, in 1847 at Bethel Burying Ground

A Black man, approximately 40 years old, accidentally drowned and was buried this date, October 12th, in 1847 at Bethel Burying Ground. The process by which a stranger to everyone can evidently be buried at Bethel is unknown. 107 more words

African American Burial Grounds

In a Spiritual mood.

We’re more than the bodies our Souls live in.  We’re more than the faces which stare back at us from mirrors on the walls.  We’re more than the toys we own.  136 more words

African American History

Paying tribute - Gerald Levert.

Gone too soon.  Gerald Levert.  He came into our lives like a fast moving wind.  A bold Soul.  Sounding like his Father.  Looking like his Father.  37 more words

African American History