Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” 1963

Month: January 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” 1963

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History & Meaning of Yellow Roses

History and Meaning of Yellow Roses Primary Significance: Friendship, Joy, Get Well       Yellow roses have a shorter, albeit no less fascinating, history than other roses. It wasn’t until around the 18th century that yellow roses were discovered growing naturally in parts of the Middle East. Prior to this, roses in cultivation predominantly existed in various shades of pink and to a lesser extent, white. However, once the first yellow roses were introduced, their popularity quickly spread. During roughly this same time period, new rose cross-breeding and hybridization techniques were being innovated. These experiments would play an important role

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He is KING: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

NAME: Martin Luther King Jr. OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Minister BIRTH DATE: January 15, 1929 DEATH DATE: April 04, 1968 EDUCATION: Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, Boston University PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia PLACE OF DEATH: Memphis, Tennessee FULL NAME: Martin Luther King Jr. ORIGINALLY: Michael King Jr. AKA: MLK Jr. AKA: Martin Luther King AKA: MLK BEST KNOWN FOR Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race

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African- American Artist

Artists by Nationality: African-American Artists Chronological Listing    Use ctrl-F (PC) or command-F (Mac) to search for a name  Joshua Johnson 1763-1824 Robert Scott Duncanson 1821-1872 Painter Edward M. Bannister 1828-1901 Painter Art Prints Harriet Powers 1837-1911 Textile Artist Edmonia Lewis 1845-1911 Sculptor Bill Traylor 1856-1949 Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859-1937 Painter Art Prints William Edmondson 1870-1951 Meta Warrick Fuller 1877-1968 Sculptor George Herriman 1880-1944 Writer/Illustrator Art Prints William Edouard Scott 1884-1964 Painter James Van Der Zee 1886-1983 Photographer Art Prints Clementine Hunter 1887-1988 Sargent Claude Johnson 1887-1967 Sculptor Laura Wheeler Waring 1887-1947 Painter Horace Pippin 1888-1946 Palmer Hayden 1890-1973 Painter John Wesley Hardrick 1891-1968 Archibald Motley 1891-1981 Painter Art Prints Alma

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African- American: Dr. Hale Williams

Born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine. An African-American doctor, in 1893, Williams opened Provident Hospital, the first medical facility to have an interracial staff. He was also the first physician to successfully complete open-heart surgery on a patient. Williams later became chief surgeon of the Freedmen’s Hospital. CONTENTS Synopsis Early Life Opens the First Interracial Hospital Completes First Open-Heart Surgery Marriage and Later Career Death and Legacy Early Life Daniel Hale Williams III was born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, to Sarah Price Williams and Daniel Hale

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W. E. B. Dubois – Radical Activist and Scholar

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. He became a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963 at the age of 95. On Feb. 23, 1868, W. E. B. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Mass., where he grew up. During his youth he did some newspaper reporting. In 1884 he graduated as valedictorian from high school. He got his bachelor of arts from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., in 1888, having spent summers teaching in African American schools

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The Black Arts Movement

The Black Arts Movement

“Sometimes referred to as ‘the artistic sister of the Black Power Movement,’ the Black Arts Movement stands as the single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature–possibly in American literature as a whole. Although it fundamentally changed American attitudes both toward the function and meaning of literature as well as the place of ethnic literature in English departments, African-American scholars as prominent as Henry Louis Gates, Jr., have deemed it the ‘shortest and least successful’ movement in African American cultural history.” –“Black Creativity: On the Cutting Edge,” Time (Oct. 10, 1994) With roots in the Civil Rights Movement,

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MLK Day of Service – January 20th 2014

    “Taking Pride in the Work We Do Together” Get ready for the January 20th MLK Day of Service! MEET US IN THE GAYBORHOOD at William Way LGBT Community Center. 12-5pm, Reception 4-5. Street Cleanup & Beautification / On-Site Volunteering for Hearts on a Wire & GALAEI / Accepting clothing donations for Philly AIDS Thrift throughout the day / Taking Pride in the Work We Do Together. Everyone welcome! #‎TEAMBAYARD        

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