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Captured Imagination of America
Captured Imagination of America
Durwin Randle | 19 January

He became the symbol not only of the civil rights movement but of America itself; a symbol of a land of freedom where people of all races, creeds, and nationalities could live together as a “beloved community.”

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Shani Davis American Speedskater
Shani Davis American Speedskater
Durwin Randle | 11 January

Shani Davis became the first black athlete in 2016 to win a gold metal in an individual event at the Winter Olympic Games.

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Martin & Malcolm & America
Influential African-American Leaders
Durwin Randle | 4 January

James Cone cuts through the superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving towards convergence.

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Black History Weekly Wednesday
Black History Weekly Wednesday 2017
Durwin Randle | 8 December
With the year coming to an end within a couple of weeks, I figured you wanted to know that beginning
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Amelia Boynton - Black History Weekly Wednesday
Amelia Boynton – Black History Weekly Wednesday
Durwin Randle | 10 February

Amelia Boynton was actually born Amelia Platts. She helped plan the Selma to Montgomery March, which became known as Bloody Sunday with MLK and the SCLC.

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James Bevel - Black History Weekly Wednesday
James Bevel – Black History Weekly Wednesday
Durwin Randle | 3 February

James Bevel became a civil rights activist and played a part in setting up the children’s crusade in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. In 2008 at the age of 72, James Bevel was convicted of incest and died later that year of pancreatic cancer in Springfield, Virginia. Read More…

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Selma To Montgomery March Fifty One Years Ago
Selma to Montgomery March Fifty One Years Ago
Durwin Randle | 27 January

The march from Selma to Montgomery that took place 51 years ago was actually a total of three separate marches which began on March 7, 1965

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Percy Julian - Black History Weekly Wednesday
Percy Julian – Black History Weekly Wednesday
Durwin Randle | 20 January

Did you know that Percy Julian was one of the first Black Millionaires, before founding Julian Research Institute, a nonprofit organization that he ran. for the rest of his life.

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Rosa Parks - Black History Weekly Wednesday
Rosa Parks – Black History Weekly Wednesday
Durwin Randle | 13 January

When Rosa Parks arrived at the courthouse for trial with her attorney Fred Gray, she was found guilty for violating a local ordinance and was fined $10 along with a $4 court fee.

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Black History Weekly Wednesday
Black History Weekly Wednesday
Durwin Randle | 13 January

Black History Weekly Wednesday was created to honor people in Black History not only during the month of February, but each week throughout the year.

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Claudette Colvin - Black History Weekly Wednesday
Claudette Colvin – Black History Weekly Wednesday
Durwin Randle | 6 January

Claudette Colvin, was actually the first woman at 15-years-of-age that wouldn’t give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Tyrese Gibson - How God's Test Will Become Your Testimony
Tyrese Gibson – How God’s Test Will Become Your Testimony
Durwin Randle | 9 July

God always has a way of speaking to you just the way you need to hear it. Tyrese Gibson delivers

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Mae C. Jemison - Black History Month 2015
Mae C. Jemison – Black History Month 2015
Durwin Randle | 4 February

Early In Life Astronaut and medical professional Mae C. Jemison came into this world on October 17, 1956, in Decatur,

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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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