Black History Month

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The Declaration of Independence: The Ideals

Posted about 1 month ago by kathryn Coker
What Does July 4th Mean? Some might say it is a holiday, a time for fireworks and grilling. Other people might reply “it’s when the Declaration of Independence was signed.” […]
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Commemorate Freedom: Juneteenth 2021

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
Virginia State Holiday As of October 2020, Juneteenth is a permanent statewide holiday in Virginia. Virginians, like others across America will celebrate in various ways ranging from parades, dancing, visiting historical sites, […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Juneteenth

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to month six of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. How’s it been going to far? I don’t know about you, but historically this is about the time […]
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VIRGINIA PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN WORLD WAR II: “ENEMIES WITHIN & WITHOUT”

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
Prisoners of War Arrive During World War II, the U.S. was “home” to over 425,000 prisoners of war (POWs). They were Japanese, German and Italians from the Axis countries  captured […]
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MEDICAL INJUSTICES

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Great strides in medical history have often been made as a result of research and experimentation, and the first human successes were arguably the result of successful experiments, often on […]
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AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND ACTIVIST: NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS

Posted about 5 months ago by kathryn Coker
Another trailblazing woman I discovered recently is Nannie Helen Burroughs, an educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman from Orange, Virginia. Why Remember This Native Virginian? Burroughs […]
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Black Suffragists and Activists: Addie Waites Hunton

Posted about 5 months ago by kathryn Coker
In preparation for Black History Month, I did a little research and uncovered some fascinating people like Addie Waites Hunton, an African American suffragist, activist, writer, political organizer, and educator.   […]
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Black History Month: Picturing Families

Posted about 6 months ago by Lisa Crisman
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History develops themes for Black History Month each year. The themes “reflect changes in how people of African descent in […]
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Explore Black History Across America

Posted about 6 months ago by Katherine Daigle
The roots of Black History Month spans back to 1926 when what is now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), established the second week […]
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The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Posted about 6 months ago by Meg Raymond
Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History”, established Negro History Week in 1926. He chose the second week in February because of two important birthdays – Frederick Douglass on […]
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