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InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 18 In Honor of James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938 1st African-American Professor at New York University (NYU), Creative Literature and Education Most noted for penning “Lift E’vry Voice and Sing” Author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist For more information: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/175/pages/jwj.htm http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/johnson/life.htm …read more →

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb 8. In Honor of Freedom’s Journal

Freedom’s Journal March 16, 1827 to March 28, 1829 (weekly) 1st African American owned and operated newspaper in the United States According to African American journalist, Garland Penn, Cornish and Russwurm’s objective with Freedom’s Journal was to go up against other local newspapers published in New York City that attacked …read more →