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Rita Frances Dove: First African-American Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress

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"Eugenics in America lasted until at least 1974. That's when the North Carolina Eugenics Board stopped its operations..... But the Human Betterment League, which provided funding for eugenics, stayed open in North Carolina until the mid-1980s."

"Eugenics in America lasted until at least That's when the North Carolina Eugenics Board stopped its operations. But the Human Betterment League, which provided funding for eugenics, stayed open in North Carolina until the

MABEL HAMPTON - Historian Joan Nestle says: "I set out to... recreate the main themes of [her] life as an African-American lesbian woman, born at the beginning of the twentieth century, in the deep South. The evening became with a singing of the African-American national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which is what Ms Hampton would have expected. And then I delivered the talk... The Life of Mabel Hampton as Told by a White Woman." A multilayered, fierce, sweet story that few people…

Mabel Hampton (May 1902 – October was an American lesbian activist, a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and a philanthropist for both black and lesbian/gay

Cleveland police officers recently killed a 37-year-old African American woman who died after police slammed her head on the concrete, just outside of her family's home. Her brother explained that Tanisha Anderson was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic after the assault by the Ohio cops. The pronouncement came early Thursday about two hours after the police

Cleveland police officers recently killed a African American woman who died after police slammed her head on the concrete, just outside of her family's home. Her brother explained that Tanesha Anderson was pronounced dead at Cleveland.

A Jamaican teenager has written her name in the history books by becoming the country’s first female fencer to be crowned Pan American champion. Tia Simms-Lymn, who was born in Britain, claimed gold at the Cadet Junior Pan American Fencing Championships underway in Toronto, Canada, where 20 countries from the region are being represented. Entering …

A Jamaican teenager has written her name in the history books by becoming the country’s first female fencer to be crowned Pan American champion.

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Ed Bradley, journalist & one of the African Americans to break into network TV news. He is best known for 26 years of award-winning work on 60 Minutes.

Black Then | Arcola Philpott: First African-American “Motorman” was Actually a Woman

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The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city angering Seattle Italian-Americans.

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