Author : joe bodego

Civil RightsPerformance

Odetta Gordon

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Anointed as the queen of American folk music by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Odetta Gordon, a coloratura soprano, was born Odetta Holmes on December...
Civil Rights

Rufus Andrew Lewis

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Rufus Andrew Lewis was born on November 30, 1906 (d. 1999), to the late Lula and Jerry Lewis in Montgomery, Alabama. He was the youngest...
Science - Technology

Wesley L. Harris

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Aerospace engineer Wesley L. Harris was born in Richmond, Virginia on October 29, 1941. His parents, William Harris and Rosa Harris worked in Richmond’s tobacco...

Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington first studied journalism at Fordham University but then discovered an interest in acting. He made his feature film debut in the comedy A...

Reece “Goose” Tatum

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Reece “Goose” Tatum excelled at two sports, baseball and basketball, but is most famous for his basketball career with the Harlem Globetrotters. Known as “Goose”...
Civil RightsPolitics

Maude Craig

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Maude Evangeline Craig Sampson Williams (1880-1958), a suffragist, civil rights activist, and educator, was born and raised in East Central Austin. After she graduated from...
EducationThe Word


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Prominent in the pantheon of Afrocentric scholars is Chancellor James Williams, the son of a former slave, born on December 22, 1898, in Bennettsville, South...