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2010-02-01 15:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Black History Month, Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org) has added a new feature highlighting free lesson plans, teacher resources and student activities to bring the inspiring stories of black leaders to life. From the contributions of prominent leaders such as a W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, to the advances brought about by black scientists, to the story of the Underground Railroad, Black History Month provides a...

2009-07-17 12:47:00

Black Journalists' Association Commends the Strength and Vitality of the Group Working on Behalf of People of Color WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Association of Black Journalists, (NABJ) extends its congratulations and appreciation for the great work the organization has done to achieve a shared mission. "Few organizations can achieve a...

2009-02-21 12:00:00

Stamps highlight NAACP's 100th Anniversary To see the stamps, visit this link: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2009/sr09_020.htm NEW YORK, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sacrifices of 12 civil rights pioneers were immortalized on postage today during the NAACP's annual meeting in New York City. The Civil Rights Pioneers stamp sheet, bearing six 42-cent First-Class commemorative stamps, are available nationwide today. They were dedicated by U.S. Postal Service Board of...

2009-01-17 12:16:00

W.E.B. Du Bois' The Gift of Black Folk originally part of K of C 'Racial Contribution Series' NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1924, Jim Crow laws were still enforced in many parts of the United States and the KKK was experiencing a resurgence. Martin Luther King Jr. had not yet been born, and the Civil Rights Act would not be enacted for another 40 years. Nonetheless, it was the year in which the Knights of Columbus commissioned and published a landmark history of black...

2008-08-12 03:00:26

By Fitch, Nancy-Elizabeth Vernon J. Williams, Jr., The Social Sciences and Theories of Race. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Pp. 151. Cloth $50.00. Paper $20.00. The Social Sciences and Theories of Race is a small, provocative, and thought-provoking collection of essays by Vernon J. Williams Jr., a professor at Indiana University. It is a mixture of genres, including history of ideas, African American and U.S. intellectual history, biography, and historiography....

2008-02-09 03:00:24

By Palmer, Robert Gasman, Marybeth Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were created to provide educational opportunities for African Americans when other higher education venues restricted their participation. HBCUs are credited with nurturing and producing leaders who embraced W. E. B. Du Bois's concept of the "Talented Tenth, " and exhibiting fortitude in advancing social equality for all. Over the years, as legalized segregation was overturned and efforts were made to...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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