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April 14: On This Day In History...


1775  —  The first American society for the abolition of slavery was organized by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.

1865  —  President Abraham Lincoln was shot… 119 more words

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Top 25 Game Changers In Gospel History

There are milestone moments that define the growth and development of any industry. Listed below are those game changing moments — and people — that have helped to shape the evolution of today’s gospel industry, fueling its popularity and success. 394 more words

Daily Bread

Black Victorians: History Claims We’ve Only Ever Been Slaves

The Black Victorians. Who were they? And why haven’t we heard more about them? Similar to the legend that was Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial aristocrat (unearthed by filmmaker… 898 more words

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A Little Positivity: Coast Guard Names Training Facility In D.C. After 1st Black Woman In Service

Dr. Olivia Hooker, the first African-American woman to actively enroll in the U.S. Coast Guard, was honored last week with not one, but two commemorative namesakes at the Guard’s training facilities. 311 more words

National

A Little Positivity: Coast Guard Names Training Facility In D.C. After 1st Black Woman In Service

Dr. Olivia Hooker, the first African-American woman to actively enroll in the U.S. Coast Guard, was honored last week with not one, but two commemorative namesakes at the Guard’s training facilities. 311 more words

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Miss Community Celebrates Women in History: Dr. Mae Jemison

On September 12, 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the very first African American woman in space when she embarked on an orbiting mission on the space shuttle… 110 more words

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Miss Community On Women in History: First Female President of Africa

The 23rd President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first female elected president. Johnson was born in October 23, 1938 in Monrovia, Liberia. Before serving in government, Johnson was schooled in Madison Business College, Harvard University, University of Colorado and Wisconsin with Bachelors degree’s in Economics and Accounting and a Master’s in Public Adminstration.  49 more words

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