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The Life and Times of Angela Davis…

BRILLIANT ~ COURAGEOUS ~ CAPTIVATING A brief synopsis reprinted from Biography: Early Life “Writer, activist and educator Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis is best known as a radical African-American educator and activist for civil rights and other social issues. She knew about racial prejudice from her experiences with discrimination…

Oscars 2013

THE RED CARPET I didn’t see all of the Red Carpet action, just bits and pieces so this will be short: (1) Robin Roberts is an inspiration. Seeing her out and about and looking like a warrior (in a good way) just makes me smile. She is phenomenal. (2) I am a big fan of…

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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