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It’s Presidents’ Day! #CelebratingBarack&Nem!!

“Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as…

From Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” – Elizabeth Keckley, William Slade and Lydia Hamilton Smith #BlackHistoryHighlights

There were three African-American characters in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln who deserve a little more spotlight.* 1. ELIZABETH KECKLEY (1818 – 1907) She was a Seamstress, Civic Activist and Author and was played by Gloria Reuben in the film. Born a slave in Dinwiddie County, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818–1907) purchased her freedom in 1855 and supported herself as a…

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