Month February 2020

Dr. Charles Henry Turner:  African American Educator, Zoologist, and Researcher

Dr. Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923) was a scholar and educator.  He was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in Zoology.  Turner specialized in entomology (study of insects).  Click the link to learn more.

Location, Location, Location:  The Cost of Racism for Businesses In Black Neighborhoods

New research on businesses in black neighborhoods (whether black-owned or not) suggest that racism is negatively impacting their revenue growth.  Click the link to learn more.

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Ja’Net Dubois “Willona Woods” of Good Times Has Died At Age 74

African American Actress, Ja’Net Dubois best known for her role as Willona Woods on Good Times has died.  Click the link to learn more.

Dr. Joseph L. White:  The Godfather of Black Psychology

Dr. Joseph L. White is hailed as the “Father of Black Psychology” and is credited with being a catalyst for the cross-cultural psychology movement.  Click the link to learn more.

The Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall:  First African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice

The life and legacy of Thurgood Marshall are truly remarkable! Click the link to learn some lesser know facts about his life.

Harry S. McAlpin:  First African-American Journalist To Receive White House Press Credentials

In 1944, Harry S. McAlpin became the first African American journalist to receive White House press credentials.  Click the link to learn more.

Dunbar Hospital:  Detroit’s First Hospital for African-Americans

Founded in 1918, Dunbar Hospital was founded in Detroit, MI.  It was the first community hospital for African-Americans in the city.  Click the link to learn more.

Amazing Grace:  The History Behind The Hymn 

John Newton penned the beloved hymn, “Amazing Grace” in 1772.   What many don’t know is that Newton was a former slave trader. Click the link to learn more.

Octavia Butler Quote

A powerful quote from the pen Octavia Butler!

The Deleted Passage Of The Declaration of Independence That Denounced Slavery

In developing the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson initially included a passage that challenged the inhumanity of slavery.  Needless to say, it was omitted from the final version.  Click the link to learn more.

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