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Randi Dawson-Dedert
Randi Dawson-Dedert
Randi Dawson-Dedert

Randi Dawson-Dedert

Woman, dreamer, mom, wife, lover of life, seeker of truth, and loving every moment! I blog about my inspirations and aspirations @ http://lifebecomeseclectic.tu

{Spring Reads 2015 up on the blog today!} When spring rolls around and we’re blessed with long, sunny days, I suddenly start craving light, fun reads. I gravitate towards books I can race through in just a few days.

The Real Jane Austen by Paula Byrne

Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks

The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books by John Carey

The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot by Rebecca Mead

17 Travel Books for Explorers, Drifters, and People Who Don't Mind Getting Lost | Bustle

recycled cardboard egg boxes filled with sweets, chocolate eggs, home baked biscuits and nougat.

Books by kellyxenos at Studio_Calico

Career Books Every Young Woman Needs to Read. My to-read list is already full but I will definitely get around to some of these.

Thelma Porter carrying her books as Miss Subways, 1948. Porter became the first black Miss Subways, more than three decades before Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America in 1983. Women of all races competed against one another until the pageant ended in 1976.

Beautiful Strength in Sister's...

Mary McLeod Bethune is well known as an educator, administrator, and federal government appointee under several Presidents, On the night before the election in 1920 in Daytona, Florida, with her efforts having produced one hundred brand new African-American voters, Bethune was approached by no less than eighty Ku Klux Klan members warning her to stay away from the polls.the following day in open defiance, Bethune herself marched her voters to the polls to vote for their very first time

Wedding portrait, Quincy, FL, 1910. Florida Memory.

Nichelle Nichols - Became the first African-American to place her handprints in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre, along with the rest of the Star Trek cast. In 1992, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6633 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more trivia »

“Beach Beauties”, 1947 [The Beach House Album, 1946-49]

Amanda Randolph (September 21, 1896 - August 23, 1967) was a singer, pianist, restauranteur, and actress. She was the first African American to star in a regular televsion show ("Amanda", on Dumont in 1948) and portrayed Louise on the Danny Thomas Show/. She also appeared on Broadway in "Shuffle Along", in several Oscar Michaux films, and as Sapphire's mother Ramona on the Amos 'n' Andy radio show. #TodayInBlackHistory

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938 as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Born in Boston, Ms. Jones was encouraged by both parents to pursue art and she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1927. After studying art at Harvard and Columbia, she established the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute, the black preparatory school founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown in Sedalia, North Carolina.

14 Books to Read in 2014 | All Things E....I have knocked some off this list already can't wait to read the rest.

French Lavender, Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tarts