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Black History Fact of the Day

Fannie Lou Hamer was born on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County, Miss. She lived in poverty and started picking cotton with her family at the age of six. 165 more words

John Lewis -- "what did you do?"



Day after day — hour by hour, now — the calendar and clock are turned back against the dream. 433 more words


"Ballad of Birmingham" By Dudley Randall

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Ballad of Birmingham was written by African-American poet Dudley Randall (1914-2000).  Randall was Detroit, MI’s first African American to become Poet Laureate.  406 more words

Black History

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone, James Baldwin

There is a fairly common conversation that happens online these days, where a white person complains about “identity politics”* and do we always have to be talking and thinking about race? 631 more words

Book Reviews

Performer provides insight through music

Carlie Pracht
Managing Editor

Galen Abdur-Razzaq is a master flutist who performs and presents to audiences on the relationship between jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. 222 more words

Campus News

Ella Jo Baker was born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Va. She studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. She graduated in 1927 as class valedictorian, moved to New York City and began joining social activist organizations. 109 more words