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Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

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'Green Book' Helped Keep African Americans Safe on the Road

The Green Book, which was published from 1936 until the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, listed establishments across the U.S. (and eventually North America) that welcomed blacks during a time when segregation and Jim Crow laws often made travel difficult — and sometimes dangerous.

"Negro" in its denotative meaning is derived from the Coptic word, Negus meaning King. It is a title for emperors of Ethiopia. [Amharic ngus, from Classical Ethiopia ngu, King, ruler, verbal adjective of naga, to rule, become king; see ng in Semitic roots.] DENOTATIVE (d-nt-tv, dn-t) adj. 1. Denoting or naming; designative. 2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings.

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Starlets, Unsung: 7 Stories Of Lesser Known Black Women

Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.

1880's - unidentifed African-American settler family on the American prairie. Not such a little house, either! I wonder if the husband was a businessman or professional, he seems better dressed than most farmers of the era. Same location and couple as in https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38702878027094132/ , but just the couple and their youngest child.

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Making Ice Cream in a Sandwich Bag

Making Ice Cream: a surprisingly easy toddler activity

WASHINGTON — To pass the long morning, young women clap and sing along to a freedom song between speeches at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

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No Rich Child Left Behind

No Rich Child Left Behind - NYTimes.com