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InHonor Of...Women's History Month

The Second Sex: Women’s History Month Vol.1

Wretched Illness! Ok, so my Black History Month literary blog series was prematurely cut short because of a rampant flu bug. I do apologize and will try harder to vaccinate and stay healthy. Instead of picking up where I left off, I’d like to start the next series for Women’s …read more →

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 10 In Honor of John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson January 19, 1918 – August 8, 2005 African American Entrepreneur and Publisher Started the first commercially successful black magazine, The Negro Digest, in 1942 Later produced the more successful Ebony (1945) and Jet (1951) magazines For more information: Ebony, March 1982, p. 129  (searchable in Google Books) …read more →

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 1 In Honor of Arthur A. Schomburg

Arturo “Arthur” Alfonso Schomburg 1874 – 1938 Foremost Bibliophile and Collector of Books On Black Culture and History Born in Santurce, PR in 1874 to a German father and mother of St. Croix US V.I. heritage. For more information: http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Alfonso_Schomburg

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 3: In Honor of Elsie B. Washington

Elsie B. Washington December 28, 1942 – May 5, 2009 Journalist, Writer and Editor Author of Entwined Destinies Considered the first contemporary African American Romance novel For more information: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104792999 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsie_B._Washington