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'Today we Honor' _Cudjo Lewis [Kazoola]... Last survivor of the Clotilde tribe, captured by warriors of neighboring Dahomey, taken to Whydah & imprisoned in a slave compound. He was sold by the King of Dahomey to william Foster, & forcibly transported to the U.S., asked to be repatriated, were denied & tried to recreate their homeland in Mobile [Africa Town], spoke their native language, used African gardening & cooking techniques & did everything they could to retain their West African…

'Today we Honor' _Cudjo Lewis [Kazoola]... Last survivor of the Clotilde tribe, captured by warriors of neighboring Dahomey, taken to Whydah & imprisoned in a slave compound. He was sold by the King of Dahomey to william Foster, & forcibly transported to the U.S., asked to be repatriated, were denied & tried to recreate their homeland in Mobile [Africa Town], spoke their native language, used African gardening & cooking techniques & did everything they could to retain their West African…

Until the killing of black men, black mother's sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.

Until the killing of black men, black mother's sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., (b. Sept 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, & public intellectual. The first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, he has received numerous honorary degrees & awards for his teaching, research, & development of academic institutions to study black culture. In 2002, he was selected to give the Jefferson Lecture, in recognition of his "distinguished intellectual achievement in the…

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., (b. Sept 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, & public intellectual. The first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, he has received numerous honorary degrees & awards for his teaching, research, & development of academic institutions to study black culture. In 2002, he was selected to give the Jefferson Lecture, in recognition of his "distinguished intellectual achievement in the…

Did you know that Denzel Washington is a two time Oscar award-winning actor; making him the first African American actor to receive two Academy Awards.

Did you know that Denzel Washington is a two time Oscar award-winning actor; making him the first African American actor to receive two Academy Awards.

In honor of Black History Month: the 2015 Coretta Scott King award winners announced at the ALA conference in early Feb. Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

In honor of Black History Month: the 2015 Coretta Scott King award winners announced at the ALA conference in early Feb. Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture. In 2002, Gates was selected to give the Jefferson Lecture, in recognition of his "distinguished intellectual achievement in the…

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture. In 2002, Gates was selected to give the Jefferson Lecture, in recognition of his "distinguished intellectual achievement in the…

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Awards: given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Ralph Bunche ♦ American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel.

Ralph Bunche ♦ American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel.

"George E. Alcorn is an African-American inventor with a B.A. in physics, a master’s degree in nuclear physics and a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics. Alcorn worked for the likes of Philco-Ford, Perkin-Elmer, IBM and NASA, created over 20 different inventions and was granted eight patents. Alcorn invented the imaging x-ray spectrometer – a device that helps scientists better understand what materials are composed of when they cannot be broken down. His breakthrough was regarded as a…

"George E. Alcorn is an African-American inventor with a B.A. in physics, a master’s degree in nuclear physics and a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics. Alcorn worked for the likes of Philco-Ford, Perkin-Elmer, IBM and NASA, created over 20 different inventions and was granted eight patents. Alcorn invented the imaging x-ray spectrometer – a device that helps scientists better understand what materials are composed of when they cannot be broken down. His breakthrough was regarded as a…

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