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The First Lady of the Black Press

The First Lady of the Black Press | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Chicago's own Ethel Payne was the third African-American to ever receive White House press credentials -- and she was only the second black woman to do so. We talk with the author of a biography about the importance of her legacy.
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World's First Black Flight Attendant Honored

World's First Black Flight Attendant Honored | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Doualla-Bell Smith had no idea that first flight - as terrifying as it seemed - would mark the beginning of an illustrious aviation industry career that would ultimately span nearly five decades and earn the honorable distinction of being known as one of the world's first black flight attendants.

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African American History in Florida 4-H

African American History in Florida 4-H | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Through the years, the overall objective of 4-H has remained the same: the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. 4-H serves youth through a variety of methods. Some of the contributions of African Americans within the Florida 4-H program are included on the following pages of history.

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50 Years Past Selma, Historic Town Makes Slow March Toward Change

50 Years Past Selma, Historic Town Makes Slow March Toward Change | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

When thousands gather this weekend in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," some will likely conclude that the town that changed America has not seemed to make much progress of its own.

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'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students

'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

At 91, Betty Ryan doesn't glamorize her decision to travel in 1965 to Selma, Ala., answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for support at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement.

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Who Will Preserve and Curate Black America?

Who Will Preserve and Curate Black America? | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

For centuries, African Americans have used the creative arts to redefine cultural narratives and to share unique aspects of the collective African-American experience with the world.

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Science Update: African American Scientists

Science Update: African American Scientists | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Since Benjamin Banneker and George Washington Carver left their marks on American science, African Americans have made great strides as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and inventors.

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Black History Month: Black History

Black History Month: Black History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Black History Month, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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First African-American Woman to Fly U-2 Spy Plane Promoted

First African-American Woman to Fly U-2 Spy Plane Promoted | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Merryl Tengesdal’s accomplishments are sky high. The Air Force pilot was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and is the first and only African-American woman U-2 pilot ever. Since 2004, Tengesdal has flown more than 3,400 hours and has taken on combat missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa.

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Life Lessons and Inspiration: Words of Black History Figures, Past and Present | WaldenU Blog

Life Lessons and Inspiration: Words of Black History Figures, Past and Present | WaldenU Blog | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Walden University faculty share their favorite quotes from African-American leaders and activists in honor of Black History Month.

 

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Nelson Mandela Biography

Nelson Mandela Biography | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994, following a 20-year anti-apartheid campaign. Read more about his life and legacy, and explore videos, photos and more, at Biography.com.
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African American Heritage Teaching Resources

African American Heritage Teaching Resources | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
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Black History Month: Country's First Black-Owned Newspaper Started In NYC

Black History Month: Country's First Black-Owned Newspaper Started In NYC | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Black History Month: Country’s First Black-Owned Newspaper Started In NYC
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Taking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum

Taking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

African American history is brought to life through engaging exhibits and captivating story adventures! The DuSable Mobile Museum is a traveling, interactive exhibit which explores the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African Haitian, who in 1779 became the first non-native person to establish a permanent settlement in Eschikagou (“the place of smelly onions”), which we now call Chicago.

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Rev. Willie T. Barrow, activist and civil rights icon, dead at 90

Rev. Willie T. Barrow, activist and civil rights icon, dead at 90 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

The Rev. Willie T. Barrow helped found Operation Breadbasket which later became the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and was the first woman to serve as organization's national vice president.

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Rev. Barrow attended garden dedications and blessed a number of our community gardens  25 years ago.

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Young and old can learn a lot about life on 9-day trail ride

Young and old can learn a lot about life on 9-day trail ride | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

In recognition of Black History Month, the Youth of Texas 4-H will journey back in time and relive the Old West, East

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Returning to Selma, 50 years after "Bloody Sunday"

Returning to Selma, 50 years after "Bloody Sunday" | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
On March 7, 1965, a peaceful march to demand voting rights turned violent when the demonstrators were attacked by police
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'Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement

'Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement
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Black History Now: Troy Berry, Charles County, Maryland's First Black Sheriff

Black History Now: Troy Berry, Charles County, Maryland's First Black Sheriff | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

It's Black History Month, a time we pay homage to the great stalwarts of the past and the prolific blacks of our time; those who are currently breaking racial barriers and paving ways for our next generation of black leaders. One of those leaders is Sheriff Troy Berry of Charles County, Maryland.

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Black History Unsung Heroes: Dr. Percy Julian

Black History Unsung Heroes: Dr. Percy Julian | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

As a chemist, Dr. Percy Julian did amazing things. Countless people benefited from his work, from patients with rheumatoid arthritis to servicemen whose lives were saved during World War II. But Julian—the grandson of slaves—had to confront numerous challenges in order to have a career in chemistry.

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Kids pose as inspiring trailblazers for Black History Month

Kids pose as inspiring trailblazers for Black History Month | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Because of Them We Can launches a new campaign for 2015 during Black History Month, featuring photos of cute kids as African American trailblazers.
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University of Chicago to honor its first African American professor, Julian H. Lewis today

University of Chicago to honor its first African American professor, Julian H. Lewis today | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Julian H. Lewis was a man who accomplished many significant “firsts” in his lifetime and yet he remains something of a mystery. A Black History Month event on Saturday, Feb. 21 will celebrate the life and legacy of Lewis, who was the first African American to teach at the University of Chicago, and who later was heralded as the father of anthropathology, a field that looks at racial differences in the expression of disease.

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Black History Month: A Medical Perspective

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
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Library of Congress: African American History

Library of Congress: African American History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.'
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