#BlackHistoryMonth2020 is a time to celebrate Black history and think about ways to fight racial inequity. A Fair Chance found that when it comes to supporting diversity in the teacher workforce, there are simple steps teacher prep programs can take: http://bit.ly/2LDoNcl
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**Forgot to include the amazing fact from @google in the post earlier** As the great Maya Angelou said: every storm runs out of rain.
It's going to get better. And maybe there'll be a rainbow on the other side of it too
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Hair Love Across the Nation: 3 States Passed Laws Ending Black Hair Discrimination Within a Week l The Root #BlackHistoryMonth2020 https://www.theroot.com/hair-love-across-the-nation-3-states-passed-laws-endin-1841731428 …
Carolyn Beatrice Parker was the first black woman to earn a masters in physics in the US (@MIT, 1951). She was unable to defend her PhD dissertation due to her health. She contracted leukemia likely due to her work with polonium during WW2. #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #WomenInSTEMpic.twitter.com/BFULZKiihi
We commit to ensuring our elected officials look like the people they represent! Support training more Black women to run for office by giving to #EmergeCA at www.emergeca.org
#BlackHistoryMonth2020 photo montage is dedicated to the learners who have taught me so much. April Bell PhD, Nikia Grayson DNP, CNM - I’ll see Deb and Scotty today. #grateful
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Lifelong activist Nellie Griswold Francis, Nov 7, 1874 – Dec 13, 1969. “Your children will reap the harvest of our solidarity,—of our determination to stand together, to fight together, and, if needs be, to die together; for they are dying, every day, the men and women of our race, martyrs to lynch-law, the fiery stake and the awful savagery of peonage; that these, your children, may know full liberty and an equal chance in life. Or they must reap in the bitterness of sorrow the fruits of our passivity and indifference; the frittering of our strength by suffering, petty strife and narrow jealousies to becloud the larger vision of our responsibility to coming generations." #blackhistory#blackhistorymonth#blackhistorymonth2020#womenssuffrage
This month we honor and celebrate the legacy of leaders who helped pave the way for change during #BlackHistoryMonth2020 Let us never forget their example, leadership, and sacrifices for the betterment of mankind. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
#blackhistorymonth#pittsburghhistory#americanhistory#Repost@beyondtherailroad with @get_repost
On day 18 of Black History Month, Beyond the Railroad is celebrating Selma Burke, Harlem Renaissance sculptor whose rendering of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt graces the dime.
The former head of the U.S. Mint tried to take credit for Burke’s work but history has corrected this.
Burke was born in Mooresville, NC, on New Year’s Eve 1900. She was one of 10 children of a Methodist minister. As a child, she was fascinated by African ritual objects and other sculptures. She liked to mold figures from the soft clay from the bank of the Catawba River.
After college and nurse training in North Carolina, she moved to New York to become a private nurse, but the Harlem Renaissance gripped her and she turned her attention to art. After fellowships in Europe, one in which she studied with Matisse, she earned an M.F.A. at Columbia University.
Burke wanted to share her passion for art with others. In 1946, she opened the Selma Burke Art School in New York City and, later, the Selma Burke Art Center in Pittsburgh.
When the Recorder of Deeds in Washington opened a contest to sculpt President Roosevelt, Burke felt she couldn’t do so from photos so she wrote him to ask for a live sitting. To her surprise, he granted her one.
The rendering on the dime is officially credited to U.S. Mint chief engraver John Sinnock, but scholars believe Sinnock borrowed Burke’s design.
Her work can be viewed at the Schomburg Center for Research I’m Black Culture, in Harlem, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, in Washington, and more.
She died in New Hope, Penn., in 1995 at the age of 94.
#blackhistorymonth2020 #selmaburke#blacksculptors#blackartists#harlemrenaissance#nycblackhistory #pittsburghblackhistory
(Photo: John W. Mosley)
"One may never see a good teacher. It is what happens to those we teach that is important. It is in the child who reaches his potential that we see a good teacher.”
#BlackHistoryMonth2020 #tuesdayMotivation#PublicEducation #WeEducateMiamipic.twitter.com/yn84hkskL6
Celebrate Black History Month with us! Let’s use this month to reflect on all the incredible people of color who have left such an amazing impact on our lives and our communities. 👏 ¡Celebra el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana con nosotros! Usemos este mes para reflexionar sobre todas las personas de color que han dejado un impacto increíble en nuestras vidas y nuestras comunidades. 👏
Had the honor & privilege of being in the presence of several warriors from the Maasai Tribe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚔️: Language - Maa, a language derived from Nilo-Saharan, related to Dinka and Nuer. They also speak the official languages of Tanzania and Kenya. Swahili and English. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚔️: The Maasai population is now estimated 900,000+/- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚔️: They use cows for literally everything. From tools to food, no part of a cow is gone wasted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚔️: The Adamu is the official jump of the Maasai men where they jump as high as possible. The adamu is part of the Eunoto ceremony, where boys transition to men. They make it look simple but it’s harder than it looks, clearly I look like an outsider 😂 but they wanted be to give it a go so 🤷🏾♂️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
An increase in clinical trial volunteers may help researchers find answers more quickly as they seek to end #Alzheimers – 90% of clinical trials are delayed by slow recruitment, and African American volunteers make up only 3-5% of all participants. Learn more about why you should volunteer for a clinical trial today: http://bit.ly/VolunteerAlz
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In light of Black History Month and because we are THRIVING I’m throwing it back to my college Senior project where I interviewed black women about their experiences with beauty, love, and being a black woman in America. My favorite part was where I asked each one to strip themselves of the very things that society deems as beautiful, look dead at the camera, and finish the sentence, “My Black is...” & as always thanks to the women who were a part of it. Ya’ll were part of the reason I graduated 😂😂✊🏾 In all seriousness, let’s continue to lift each other up. The women I interviewed came from different backgrounds, were all different ages, had different skin tones, and had different life experiences that were unique to them... but you’d be surprised at all the commonalities their stories had.
No matter who we are or what race we are, our stories and legacies all coincide whether we realize it or not. Black history IS American history and don’t you ever fuckin forget it! 👸🏽
#myblackis #blackgirlmagic✨ #filmproject#arizonastateuniversity #blackisbeautiful❤️ #blackhistorymonth2020#unapologetic #bethelight✨
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Happy Black History Month!!! Everyday is Black history and I'm happy to have this month to publicly display that!
Meet my Mother @kimtrigga2. Today is her solar return (birthday). .
I started this Black History Month with myself but I won't be here if not for my mother and her many sacrifices. .
Circa 1966, my mom was the youngest of eight children. She has always marched to the beat of her own drum and, generally, never falling for peer pressure. My mom is the life of the party! With her, you're guaranteed to laugh. .
But her life wasn't without trouble. She didn't graduate from high school, she was molested, and survived domestic abuse. She buried her 87 year old mother last year and her 19 year old son, Richie, in 2015. .
I've seen my mom go through many storms and she goes through them with so much grace. Despite the hard times, my mom is always willing to help and offer sound advice. .
As I go through my own storm my, mom is right by me. Every week she shares some uplifting advice. This week the message was to pray and ask for BIG things. And will later this week. .
I couldn't be with my mom this year or afford to buy her a gift. When I told her that she said "I don't worry about stuff like that. I just want to talk to you everyday." .
Yesterday my mom was in a car accident. For the most part she's fine but having some back pain. Please help me wish my mother a happy birthday and if you're in Chicago, please visit her for me! .
In 1987, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, was the primary neurosurgeon on a team that performs the first successful surgery to separate conjoined twins connected at the back of the head (occipital craniopagus twins). #blackhistorymonth2020
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"On a daily basis, our son sees two Black fathers that face the world, its beauty and challenges with strength and courage. We have taught him doing your best is the only way. This example will continuously show him how great it is to be men who strive to meet their goals. Because we are Black men, he has the opportunity to see people who look like him doing positive things, thus it helps him see he too can achieve all. Representation matters." 🙌🏿🙌🏾🌈👑👨👨👦
Chase and Terrance became dads through foster care, and together they adopted their son. They began their training as foster parents after dating four month. "We dated and hit it off right away ... We both wanted a family and although at the time we were in separate homes, we knew we could work together to be great parents." They're currently planning their wedding for summer 2020.🤵🏾🤵🏾
“We first we don't just look at our history as a one month celebration. We embrace our heritage all year. Together as a family we've gone to visit Martin Luther King's home, the Civil Rights Museum and the Center for Human Rights Change. We talk about what it means to be Black in America, the positive things that our ancestors have done and the areas where we still need growth." #BlackHistoryMonth
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Week #3 celebrating Black History Month! Today we recognize Justice Thurgood Marshall, who as an attorney successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954). He was also the first African American U.S. Solicitor General and member of the Supreme Court. Learn more at:
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@thevoodoodiva Pierre Toussaint was a former slave from Haiti who was transported to New York City by his owners in 1787. He later gained his freedom in 1807. Toussaint is acknowledged and respected as one of the leading black New Yorkers of his time.
Toussaint later went on to become a philanthropist, delivering charitable services by establishing an orphanage for refugees and offering them employment opportunities. Toussaint also contributed to institution and construction of the St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, in New York City. Pierre Toussaint was acknowledged as venerable by Pope John Paul II and is highly regarded by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Story by @haitiantimes
#blackhistorymonth2020 #blackamericanhistory#pierretoussaint#haitianhistory #honortheroots#moneygod #zoegod
Excited to be partnering with our friends at @nyumosaic to bring you this special event in honor of Black History Month! Join us in a night of reflection, conversation, and finger-painting!
Happening this Friday, Feb 21st at 3:30pm - 5:00pm in Kimmel Room 906 🙌
Patricia Bath was the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1973. #blackhistorymonth2020
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Give Us Free!
Happy Black History Month
To the ones that have come before us.
To you, that stood firm in defense of truth, dignity, and respect for all.
To your honor – we sing!
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1- The African American cultural life has unfortunately been washed out and colonized. We're a compilation of countries, nations, beliefs, languages, skills, intellect, authority, families, entrepreneurship, rulers, kings, queens, discoveries. #BlackHistoryMonth2020
“The Church needs the Carpenter from Nazareth to decnstruct the house that racism built and remake it into a house for all nations.” Amen @JemarTisby#BlackHistoryMonth2020
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#BlackHistoryLoading. As a people, we have come a long way. Many individuals have paved the way before us to allow us to be in the positions that we are in today. Black History Month is a celebration of the amazing achievements of our people, but it isn’t only about what happened 10, 20, 30+ years ago. Our successes today are tomorrow’s black history, and thus, the journey of our people is still being written, in other words, #BlackHistoryLoading.
Let’s shine light on where we are today, and pay homage to someone that helped pave the way for you to be where you are today in your line of work.
Dr. Myles Vanderhurst Lynk became the first black physician in Jackson, Tennessee and founded the first medical journal published by an African American, The Medical and Surgical Observer. Dr. Lynk was a cofounder of the National Medical Association for African American Physicians in 1895 and a founder and the first president of the Bluff City Medical Society, in Memphis, TN.
In 1900 Lynk founded the University of West Tennessee, with departments of medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing. In 1907 the school moved to Memphis. When the school closed in 1924, it had issued 216 medical degrees.
If Dr. Lynk hadn’t paved the way, I wouldn’t be a member of Bluff City Medical Society today. Thank you Dr. Lynk for your dedication and sacrifice.
Shoutout to @earlcampbellmd for starting this campaign! Don’t hesitate to join in! #blackhistoryloading
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i know i'm late and not even american, but what are you reading for black history month? i highly recommend james baldwin's novels and essays. he's one of my favorite authors. #blackhistorymonth#blackhistorymonth2020
Thalmus Rasulala (born Jack Crowder; November 15, 1939 – October 9, 1991) was an American actor with a long career in theater, television, and movies. Noted for starring roles in Blaxploitation films, he was also an original cast member of ABC’s soap opera One Life to Live from its premiere in 1968 until he left the show in 1970.
Born Jack Crowder in Miami, Florida, he appeared in many films and made guest appearances in TV shows. Notable Blaxploitation film roles include Sidney Lord Jones in Cool Breeze (1972), Dr. Gordon Thomas in Blacula (1972) and Robert Daniels in Willie Dynamite (1974); he also was the assistant director of The Slams (1973). On television, he was known as Skeeter Matthews on Sanford and Son, Ned in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Lt. Jack Neal on One Life to Live, Bill Thomas (Raj and Dee’s father) on What’s Happening!!, and Omoro Kinte (Kunta Kinte’s father) in Roots. He also appeared on the first-season episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Richard Pryor as a priest in the “Exorcist II” sketch.
He also appeared on The Twilight Zone, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Sophisticated Gents. His other film roles include Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Mr.Ricco (1975), Bucktown (1975), The Last Hard Men (1976), The Boss’ Wife (1986), New Jack City (1991). His last film role was as General Afir in Mom and Dad Save the World. #thalmusrasulala#blackhistorymonth#blackhistory365#blackhistorymonth2020
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Happy birthday to Tobi Morrison and Audre Lorde. We are forever indebted to those that came before us. #BlackHistoryMonth2020 https://twitter.com/blkwomenradical/status/1229738636465364992 …
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Documentary Film, “Secrets of the Hollow: “Last Disintegrated School making it West Coast debut featured at Pan African Film Festival2020.
Did you know that there were parts of New York that were racially segregated? “Segregation was not just a Southern problem”—Thurgood Marshall.
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Black history isn’t just Civil Rights legends and movement icons; famous scientists, inventors, athletes and poets. It’s also all the untold stories; folks who lived, loved and thrived in quieter yet no less remarkable ways. God moved amidst their struggle for liberation, too.
#BlackHistoryMonth2020 Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone was an African-American businesswoman, inventor and philanthropist. She was one of the first African American women to become a millionaire. In the first three decades of the 20th century, she founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered on cosmetics for African-American women.Due to the high demand for her product in St. Louis, Turnbo opened her first shop on 2223 Market Street in 1902. She also launched a wide advertising campaign in the black press, held news conferences, toured many southern states, and recruited many women whom she trained to sell her products. Due to the growth in her business, in 1910 Turnbo moved to a larger facility on 3100 Pine Street. In addition to a manufacturing plant, it contained facilities for a beauty college, which she named Poro College. The building included a manufacturing plant, a retail store where Poro products were sold, business offices, a 500-seat auditorium, dining and meeting rooms, a roof garden, dormitory, gymnasium, bakery, and chapel. It served the African-American community as a center for religious and social functions.
2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the Coloured Hockey League. The all-Black league, founded in 1895, was first a way to attract young men to Sunday worship, but became a driving force for the equality of Black Canadians. By 1900, CHL games out-drew those of white counterparts. The annexation of Africville, a Black community in Halifax, killed the league. Learn the story this Black History Month, link in bio.
2020 marque le 125e anniversaire de la Coloured Hockey League, une ligue composée exclusivement de joueurs noirs. Cette ligue a été conçue comme un moyen d’attirer les jeunes hommes noirs à l’église le dimanche. Plus tard, elle sera perçue comme un moteur potentiel pour l’obtention de l’égalité des Canadiens noirs. Apprenez l'histoire: encyclopediecanadienne.ca/fr/article/coloured-hockey-league.
As I prepare to speak to a classroom of 4th graders at my daughter’s school, on this 3rd Tuesday of #BlackHistoryMonth2020, I’m reminded of when #JessieJackson showed up on Sesame Street to lead kids from various world cultures in saying #IamSOMEBODYhttps://youtu.be/iTB1h18bHlY pic.twitter.com/mOrYNStJPk