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April 20 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 20 *

1853 – Harriet Tubman starts as a conductor on the Underground

1871 – Third Enforcement Act defines Klan conspiracy as a rebellion… 679 more words

African American History

In Memory -Dorthy Height

Dorothy Height: a civil rights heroine, educator and social activist ; She was a woman who had her finger print on all things American and as the President said,” deserves a place in our history”.    3/24/1912 – 4/20/2010

first posted 4/22/2011

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Black History Month: A Salute to Dorothy Height

Born on March 24, 1912, in Richmond, Virginia, African-American activist Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for civil rights and women’s rights. The daughter of a building contractor and a nurse, Height moved with her family to Rankin, Pennsylvania, in her youth. 639 more words

Black Women

YES! Just What I Needed To See.

I watched a video yesterday from the Arsenio Hall late night television show, of a young black woman answering someones comment on her speaking voice.  She put into words an idea I have been trying to project via my blog and, eventually, my book.   790 more words

Black History Month Quote of the Day

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has to overcome to reach his goals.

— Dorothy Height


Celebrating Black History Month with My SHEroes! (Pt 2)

It is so important to never forget our past as we look to the future of who we are.  This is one of the many reasons that I felt it necessary to pay homage to some of the extraordinary women that helped shape my world view as an African-American woman. 628 more words