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April 11, 2016

MLK Statue With Donald Trump Slogan “Make America Great Again” At University Of South Florida Draws Outrage And Anger

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A University of South Florida statue of Martin Luther King,  Jr was photographed wearing a hat with Donald Trump’s campaign slogan,  “Make America Great Again”.  The photo was posted on Instagram by “students4trump” with the banner  “MLK KNOWS -TRUMP 2016” and the caption,  “Pretty Self Explanatory” Continue reading “MLK Statue With Donald Trump Slogan “Make America Great Again” At University Of South Florida Draws Outrage And Anger”

Charles L. Reason: 1st African American To Teach At A Predominately White College

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 Charles L. Reason (1818 – 1864)was active in efforts to gain voting rights for black men. Reason believed strongly that industrial education was very important for blacks to gain their freedom. He also valued classical education as well and started a teachers training college in New York City. Reason and Charles B. Ray started the Society for The Promotion of Education among Colored Children, a black organization approved by the state legislature to oversee schools for blacks in New York City.In 1849, the mostly white Free Mission College (renamed New York Central College) in Courtland County, NY hired Reason as an instructor making him the first African American to teach at a predominately white college. Continue reading “Charles L. Reason: 1st African American To Teach At A Predominately White College”

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