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Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858 - 1964)

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858 - 1964)

AfroPlex Media Feb 27, 2021 History

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was a writer, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women. Born into bondage in 1858 in R...

How America's public schools keep kids in poverty

How America's public schools keep kids in poverty

AfroPlex Media Jan 11, 2021 Education

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack r...

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Fred Hampton
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Fred Hampton

Activists and the broader black community considered the deaths of these men unjust, and their families ultimately received a settlement stemming from a civil lawsuit. Today, Hampton is widely remembered as a martyr for the cause of black liberation. Fast Facts: Fred Hampton Known For: Black Panther Party activist who was in a law enforcement raid Born: August 30, 1948 in Summit, Illinois. Parents: Francis Allen…

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1860 - Abraham Lincoln, “Cooper Union Address”

1860 - Abraham Lincoln, “Cooper Union Address”

AfroPlex Media Feb 27, 2021 Black History Daily

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln, a presidential candidate who had yet to win the Republican nomination, accepted an invitation to speak to the Y...

The race riot in Columbia, Tennessee, from February 25 to 28, 1946

The race riot in Columbia, Tennessee, from February 25 to 28…

AfroPlex Media Feb 26, 2021 Black History Daily

Watch as Emory Associate Professor of African American Studies, Carol Anderson, discusses some of the injustices and prejudices of the Jim Crow South ...

February 25, 1842 - Charles Lenox Remond became one of the first Black persons to give testimony before a state legislature

February 25, 1842 - Charles Lenox Remond became one of the f…

AfroPlex Media Feb 25, 2021 Black History Daily

In 1842 Charles Lenox Remond became one of the first African Americans to give testimony before a state legislature when he addressed a committee of t...

February 23, 1868 - W. E. B. Du Bois

AfroPlex Media Feb 23, 2021 Black History Daily

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-A...

February 23, 1979 - Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.

February 23, 1979 - Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Bl…

AfroPlex Media Feb 23, 2021 Black History Daily

Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black general in the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in 1932 in Topeka, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor...

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper died on February 22, 1911 at age 85.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper died on February 22, 1911 at ag…

AfroPlex Media Feb 22, 2021 Black History Daily

Poet and orator Frances E.W. Harper, the child of two free black parents, publicly advocated for abolition and education through speeches and publicat...

February 21, 1961 - Otis Boykin Patents Electrical Resistor

February 21, 1961 - Otis Boykin Patents Electrical Resistor

AfroPlex Media Feb 21, 2021 Black History Daily

Otis Boykin, Inventor, patented the Electrical Resistor the device used in all guided missiles and IBM computers, plus several other electronic device...

Frederick Douglass, died February 20, 1895, in Washington, D.C.

Frederick Douglass, died February 20, 1895, in Washington, D…

AfroPlex Media Feb 20, 2021 Black History Daily

Frederick Douglass, original name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, (born February? 1818, Tuckahoe, Maryland, U.S.—died February 20, 1895, Washing...

February 19, 1942 - Tuskegee Airmen Activated

February 19, 1942 - Tuskegee Airmen Activated

AfroPlex Media Feb 19, 2021 Black History Daily

On February 19,1942, the 100th Fighter Squadron was activated in the 332 Fighter Group which is better known as the Tuskegee Airmen. ...

On February 18, 1965 - Jimmie Lee Jackson was murdered while participating in a peaceful voting rights march.

On February 18, 1965 - Jimmie Lee Jackson was murdered while…

AfroPlex Media Feb 18, 2021 Black History Daily

Jimmie Lee Jackson (December 16, 1938 – February 26, 1965) was an African American veteran and civil rights activist in Marion, Alabama, and a deacon ...

Khalid Abdul Muhammad died from a brain aneurysm on February 17, 2001.

Khalid Abdul Muhammad died from a brain aneurysm on February…

AfroPlex Media Feb 17, 2021 Black History Daily

Muhammad remained national chairman of the New Black Panther Party until his death from a brain aneurysm on February 17, 2001. ...

Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1932 – May 6, 2002)

Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1932 – May 6, 2002)

AfroPlex Media Feb 16, 2021 Black History Daily

Brooklyn-born Otis Blackwell is without question one of the select songwriters whose songs literally helped redefine America's popular music in the ea...

On February 15, 1851 with the help of Lewis Hayden, Robert Morris, helped a fugitive slave Shadrack get to Canada and freedom.

On February 15, 1851 with the help of Lewis Hayden, Robert M…

AfroPlex Media Feb 15, 2021 Black History Daily

Robert Morris became one of the first black lawyers in United States after being admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1847. Morris was born in Salem, ...

Tomie Louis Gaines (November 3, 1922 - February 14, 2016)

Tomie Louis Gaines (November 3, 1922 - February 14, 2016)

AfroPlex Media Feb 14, 2021 Black History Daily

Tomie Louis Gaines was born on November 3, 1922 to Sally Gaines Glenn and Fred Glenn in Hartwell, Georgia. Gaines served in the early twentieth centur...

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1860 - Abraham Lincoln, “Cooper Union Address”

February 27, 1897 - Marian Anderson, the first Black American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, was born.

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858 - 1964)

The race riot in Columbia, Tennessee, from February 25 to 28, 1946

February 26, 2012 - Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen was stalked and murdered by an anti-Black racist

February 25, 1842 - Charles Lenox Remond became one of the first Black persons to give testimony before a state legislature

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