Marian Anderson: A Voice of a Lifetime

Calvin Mitchell wrote an excellent tribute to Marian Anderson. He states, “Marian Anderson—one of the greatest concert and classical singers of the twentieth century—was honored on a stamp issued by the United States Postal Service on January 27, 2005. She was the first female singer and the eighth woman to be honored in the Black Heritage Stamp Series issued annually

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Black History Month Facts

1963 – More than 200,000 people march on Washington, D. C., in the largest civil-rights demonstration in U. S. history; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech. 1963 – Four young Black girls are killed in the bombing of a Birmingham, AL church. 1964 – President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964, giving government

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Black History Month Facts

1955 – Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, AL leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 1957 – Little Rock Nine integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. 1960 – Four Black student stage famous sit-in at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, NC. 1961 – Freedom rides

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Heritage Highlights – Week of January 20

Week of January 20 1/20/1992 – President Bush declares M. L. King, Jr. birthday national holiday. 1/21/1824 – Osai Tutu Kwamina defeated British at Assamaka, Ashanti. 1/22/1793 – Benjamin Banneker helped plan Washington, DC. 1/23/1977 – First ABC-TV showing of “Roots”. 1/24/1991 – Aids recognized as major health threat to African Americans 1/25/1966 – Constance B. Motley appointed federal judge,

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Heritage Highlight – Week of January 13, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His religious upbringing in the King home shaped his destiny and thereby shaped the destiny of Black Americans, now and for evermore.  He graduated from Morehouse College at the age of nineteen and entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.  He graduated at the top of his class

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Heritage Highlights – Week of January 6, 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019! As we celebrate and look forward to the coming year here are some history making events that happened this week.  We will post some more through out this year.  Thanks for visiting. 1/6/1773 – Massachusetts slaves petition for freedom. 1/7/1923 – Roland Hayes acclaimed after Boston recital. 1/8/1811 – Slave revolt in New

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