Month: May 2018

Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboy

Subject Folkways; Black Cowboys; Dom Flemons Description The Latest from Folkways, a Label Marking 70 Years, revives music traditions from the African American ranch crews of the West. Creator Roger Catlin Source https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/songster-dom-flemons-carolina-chocolate-drops-brings-back-melodies-poems-black-cowboy-180969181/ Publisher SMITHSONIANMAG.COM File

Remembering Thomas Mundy Peterson, the First Black Man To Vote in the U.S in 1870

Subject The Iconic Voter; History Description Born on October 6, 1824, Thomas Mundy Peterson was a school custodian from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He became the first African American to vote in the United States. Creator Mildred Europa Taylor Source https://face2faceafrica.com/article/remembering-thomas-mundy-peterson-the-first-black-man-to-vote-in-the-u-s-in-1870 Publisher face2faceafrica.com File

Teen Who Grew Up in Homeless Shelters Earns Full Ride to Harvard University

Subject Higher Education; Inspiration Description A total of 39,506 people applied for a spot in Harvard University’s undergraduate class of 2021, and just 2,037 were accepted — that’s an acceptance rate of roughly 5.2 percent. Zero students were taken off the waitlist. Creator Abigail Johnson Hess Source https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/25/teen-who-grew-up-in-homeless-shelters-earns-full-ride-to-harvard.html […]

Edmond Albius, the Slave African Child Who Created the Multimillion-Dollar Vanilla Industry

Subject Man Behind The Vanilla Flavor Description Vanilla is one of the world’s popular spice. The expensive ingredient is the principal flavouring in ice-creams and cola drinks and is usually used in some fine perfumes and delicacies in the world. Creator Mildred Europa Taylor Source https://face2faceafrica.com/article/edmond-albius-the-slave-african-child-who-created-the-multimillion-dollar-vanilla-industry Publisher face2faceafrica.com […]

One Hundred Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI

Subject The Hellfighters Story; History; Military Description Their courage made headlines across the country, hailing the African-American regiment as heroes even as they faced discrimination at home. Creator Erick Trickey Source https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-hundred-years-ago-harlem-hellfighters-bravely-led-us-wwi-180968977/ Publisher smithsonianmag.com File

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