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Henry Highland Garnet - Black History Month
Henry Highland Garnet – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015
Durwin Randle | 28 January

Henry Highland Garnet was an African-American abolitionist born circa December 23, 1815 in Kent County, Maryland. Born being a slave,

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Fannie Lou Hamer - Black History Month 2015
Fannie Lou Hamer – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015
Durwin Randle | 21 January

Fannie Lou Hamer was born October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. In 1944 this lady met municipal rights activists

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Betty Shabazz - Black History Month 2015
Betty Shabazz – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015
Durwin Randle | 14 January

Betty Shabazz, also referred to as Betty X, was born Betty Dean Sanders. Even though her birth reports cannot be

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Lonnie-G Johnson - Black History Month 2015
Lonnie G Johnson – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015
Durwin Randle | 7 January

Finishing his master’s, Lonnie G. Johnson signed up with the Air Force and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command,

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Chaka Khan - The Best of Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan – Singer Of Funk – Part 2
Durwin Randle | 13 November

Read: Part 1 Success as a Solo Artist While she recorded with Rufus until the early 1980s, Chaka made an

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Chaka Chan - Singer of Soul Funk
Chaka Khan – Singer Of Soul Funk – Part 1
Durwin Randle | 6 November

Read: Part 2 The singer Chaka Khan was born on March 23, 1953, in Great Lakes, Illinois. She achieved great

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Eubie Blake - Ragtime Pianist and Composer
Eubie Blake – Ragtime Pianist and Composer
Durwin Randle | 1 November

Eubie Blake was born in Maryland on February 7, 1883. He became ragtime pianist and composer for American musicals. Eubie

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Eugene Allen - Black History Month
Eugene Allen – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 11 February

Born on July 14, 1919, in Scottsville, Virginia, Eugene Allen was in fact a African-American butler who served under eight

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Gordon Parks - Black History Month
Gordon Parks – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 10 February

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was given birth to on November 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas. His father, Jackson

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Mary J. Blige In The Studio
Mary J. Blige – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 5 February

Mary J. Blige was given birth to on January 11, 1971. At the age of 17-year, Blige was singing karaoke,

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Carter G. Woodson - Black History Month
Carter G Woodson – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 2 February

Carter Godwin Woodson was born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia to Anna Eliza and James Woodson. The first

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Martin Luther King Jr. 1965
Martin Luther King Jr.
Durwin Randle | 21 January

In 1960 King and his family moved to Atlanta, his native city, where he joined his father as co-pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. But this didn’t stop King.

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