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The birth of George DeBaptiste, in 1815, is celebrated on this date. He was a Black abolitionist and businessman.
George DeBaptiste was born in 1815, into a wealthy, free black family from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He served as an apprentice to a well-known barber in Richmond, Virginia, visited the South as a valet, and worked as a [...]
Dr. Adam Banks is Associate Professor Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at the University of Kentucky. This post is taken from his blog site Talking Book: A Blog on Language, Literacy, Technology, and Culture. This blog site addresses:
“Technology and literacy issues; African American language and rhetoric; Cultural politics; Celebration of Black people [...]
Nearly one million soldiers from the African continent fought in World War II. Their stories are often forgotten. Here are stories highlighting their achievements.
Nearly Forgotten Forces of World War II
Indigènes: The French army’s exploited North African soldiers
The Story of Africa (BBC)
East African Campaign
West Africa Campaign
It is Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is a civil holiday that dates back to the Reconstruction era in American history. It is the day we honor our dead who have given national service, especially those who have served in the armed forces. It is a day we set aside to go to the cemetery [...]