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Black Collegiate Education in the United States (1828 …

Details: In 2019 that number has declined to 101 HBCUs serving approximately 228,000 students in 19 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. In contrast, there were 2.1 million Black college and university students in the U.S. in 2019. After the 2020 summer of Black Lives Matter protests, some HBCUs experienced a surge in enrollment.

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(1955) Brown v. Board of Education II

Details: Board of Education II •. (1955) Brown v. Board of Education II. OPINION: MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court. These cases were decided on May 17, 1954. The opinions of that date, n1 declaring the fundamental principle that racial discrimination in public education is unconstitutional, are incorporated herein by reference.

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Highlander Research and Education Center (1932- )

Details: The Highlander Research and Education Center formerly known as Highlander Folk School is a leadership school and cultural training center located in New Market, Tennessee. It was primarily known as a training center for labor and civil rights activists from across the United States from … Read MoreHighlander Research and Education Center (1932- )

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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (1940- ) •

Details: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF or, alternately, the ‘Inc. Fund’) provides legal services in the fight against racial discrimination. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) program for reform had long combined legal challenges to de jure segregation … Read MoreNAACP Legal Defense and …

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(1973) Keyes v. School District No. 1, Denver, Colorado

Details: Syllabus. Keyes v. School District No. 1, Denver, Colorado. Argued: October 12, 1972 — Decided: June 21, 1973. Petitioners sought desegregation of the Park Hill area schools in Denver and, upon securing an order of the District Court directing that relief, expanded their suit to secure desegregation of the remaining schools of the Denver school district, particularly those …

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Rosenwald Fund Schools (1912-1932)

Details: Although the first schoolhouses were completed in 1912, the Rosenwald Fund was officially established in 1917 and was used primarily to fund projects to enhance education for blacks, especially in the South. Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) was a multimillionaire Jewish merchant and one of the founders of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, then the

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(1967) The Arusha Declaration

Details: The Arusha Declaration, which was passed on January 29, 1967, summarized Tanzania’s commitment to socialism and the significant role that it was to play in the country’s development.. The document was originally written by Julius K. Nyerere, who served as the first president of Tanzania between 1964 and 1985.The Tanganyika African National Union …

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Freweini Mebrahtu (1965- ) •

Details: Freweini Mebrahtu (Ge’ez: ፍሬወይኒ መብራህቱ) is an Ethiopian Chemical Engineer and the creator of reusable menstrual sanitary pads for women and girls in Ethiopia. Mebrahtu was born in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in 1965 and is the youngest daughter of seven children. Her parents did not receive a formal education, but her

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Hakeem Jeffries (1970- ) •

Details: Hakeem Jeffries (1970- ) Hakeem Sekou Jeffries is a four-term Congressman representing New York’s 8th congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens. On November 28, 2018, Jeffries’ House colleagues elected him Democratic Caucus chairman putting him three steps away from making history as the first African American Speaker of the House.

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Jo Ann Hardesty (1957- ) •

Details: Jo Ann Hardesty (1957- ) Jo Ann Hardesty is the first African American woman to serve on Portland’s City Council and the third black woman to serve as an Oregon State Representative. Hardesty was born as one of ten children on October 15, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland where her father worked as a longshoreman while her mother stayed home.

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(1903) W.E.B. Du Bois, "Training Negroes for Social Power"

Details: In this 1903 article published in The Outlook, a New York magazine, W.E.B. Du Bois, then teaching at Atlanta University, describes his educational philosophy and in the process, contrasts his views with those of the Tuskegee educator Booker T. Washington who was then at the … Read More(1903) W.E.B. Du Bois, “Training Negroes for Social Power”

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Thomas Dexter Jakes (1957- ) •

Details: Thomas Dexter Jakes (1957- ) Thomas Dexter Jakes, megachurch pastor, best-selling author, playwright and movie producer, came from humble beginnings. He was born on June 9, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia. Jakes was born into an entrepreneurial family. His father Earnest, Sr., owned a janitorial service that had three offices and 52 employees.

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Graca Machel (1945- ) •

Details: Graca Machel (1945- ) Graca Simbine Machel is a former freedom fighter, prominent educator, philanthropist, and the only woman in modern times to be first lady of two nations, Mozambique and South Africa. Graca Simbine was born on Oct. 17, 1945 at Incadine, Gaza Province, Mozambique. Her father died 17 days before she was born, leaving her

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Piri Thomas (1928-2011)

Details: Author and activist Piri Thomas became one of the first Americans of Puerto Rican descent to win literary acclaim when he published his 1967 memoir Down These Mean Streets.. Born Juan Pedro Tomas to Cuban and Puerto Rican parents on September 30, 1928 in Harlem, Thomas spent the first years of his life in extreme poverty.

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Samia Suluhu Hassan (1960- ) •

Details: Hassan, the sixth president of Tanzania, and the first woman to head this nation was born in the town of Makunduchi, Tanzania which is located on the island of Zanzibar, on January 27, 1960. Her mother was a homemaker, and her father was a schoolteacher. After completing her secondary education in 1977, Hassan obtained an advanced diploma in

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Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (1942- ) •

Details: Brigadier General Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, a Cuban of African descent, was the first black astronaut in space. Tamayo Méndez was born in Guantánamo, Cuba on January 29, 1942. Orphaned at the age of one year, he was ultimately adopted by foster parents Rafael Tamaya and Esperanza Méndez. He began working at the age of 13, shining shoes and

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Pearl Primus (1919-1994)

Details: Pearl Primus (1919-1994) Pearl Primus, dancer and choreographer, was born on November 29th, 1919, in Trinidad. Her parents, Edward and Emily Primus, immigrated to the United States in 1921 when Pearl was still a small child. Primus was raised in New York City, and in 1940 received her bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-medical science from

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Chica da Silva (1731/1735-1796)

Details: Fair use image. Francisca da Silva de Oliveira, better known as Chica da Silva (or spelled Xica da Silva), was a Brazilian woman born into slavery, who went on to gain her freedom and become a powerful and well-known member of Brazilian society. Silva was born between the years 1731 and 1735 (exact year is unknown) to a slave mother, Maria da

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