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Our FLOTUS Celebrates Dance at the White House During Black History Month

“Looking out at these beautiful, talented young women, I know that we have the power to keep reaching higher and defying the odds, and achieving those firsts, and seconds, and thirds, and hundreds, and thousands until a black principal dancer is no longer a cause for headlines.

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Black History 365 - First first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for African-Americans

In 2016 for my Black History 365 series, I explore the obvious and not so obvious parts of American history that those called Black have taken part in. 214 more words

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Black History in Iowa

February marks Black History Month, or African-American History Month, in the U.S. and Canada. It’s true that the population of Iowa is mostly white, and African-Americans only make up about 3.4% of the… 281 more words

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Daniel A. Payne: 1st African American To Become A College President

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Daniel A. Payne (1811-1893) was a religious leader, teacher, author, historian, and college president. Payne was a staunch advocate of education and training of ministers. 317 more words

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Frances Harper

Did you know? Frances Harper born Frances Ellen Watkins (1825-1911) was a lecturer, abolitionist, poet, and author. Frances published her first collection of poems in 1845, titled Forest Leaves. 63 more words


Daisy Bates

Did you know? Daisy Bates born Daisy Lee Gatson (1914-1999) was an civil rights activist, journalist and newspaper publisher. Daisy and her husband started the Arkansas State Press which was an African American pro civil rights newspaper. 37 more words


Black History They Didn't Teach You In School: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment 

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service studying the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men in Alabama under the auspices that they would receive free healthcare from the United States government. 589 more words