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Black Poetry Day on October 17th honors past and present black poets. The day also commemorates the birth of the first published black poet in the Un [...]
It was a move that drew international attention and controversy when Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted their fists to give the Black Power salute d [...]
On Oct. 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was co-founded by civil rights activists Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, Califo [...]
Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most [...]
All at once in the mid-19th century, the Mexican American war ended, and the Gold Rush began. California swelled with a sense of both optimism and fo [...]
Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American writer of novels, short stories, children's books, and journalism. Her 1946 debut novel [...]
Standing on her own in the male-dominated business, rapper MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out misogyny and sexism in the hip ho [...]
Jazz music would not be the same without pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk. Monk was born on Oct. 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, [...]
Uganda gained her independence on October 9, 1962. Since 1894, she was a British protectorate that was put together from some very organized kingdoms [...]
American civil rights activist and minister Jesse Jackson was born as Jesse Louis Burns. He grew up in a time of strict racial segregation, went to a [...]
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