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Daily Almanac for Sunday, February 28, 2021: Black History Month Feature: Rosa Parks

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. […]

Daily Almanac for Friday, February 26, 2021; Black History Month Feature: Benjamin Banneker, inventor of the Wooden Clock

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 19, 1806) was a free African-American almanac author, surveyor, landowner and farmer who had knowledge of mathematics and natural history. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African-American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little or no formal education and was largely self-taught. He became known for assisting Major […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, February 25, 2021, Black History Month Feature: Boxer Muhammad Ali

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Muhammad Ali (/ɑːˈliː/; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of […]

Daily Almanac for Wednesday, February 24, 2021: Black History Month Feature, Booker T. Washington

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community and of the contemporary black elite. Washington was from […]

Daily Almanac for Tuesday, Februuary 23, 2021, Black History Month Feature: Crispus Attucks

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Crispus Attucks (c.1723 – March 5, 1770) was an American stevedore of African and Native American descent, widely regarded as the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and thus the first American killed in the American Revolution. Historians disagree on whether he was a free man or an […]

Daily Almanac for Sunday, February 21, 2021: Black History Month remembering Frederick Douglass

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Accordingly, he was described by abolitionists in his time […]

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