DAY THREE OF BLACK HISTORY

Today I would like to share with you, the story of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, Marian Anderson.

Anderson was born on February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia, P.A. She was a gifted child who sung at the church she attended. Anderson’s aunt, Mary, convinced her to join the youth choir at the age of six. She would often sing solos and eventually gained some fans.

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BLACK HISTORY FACT OF THE DAY

Okay, let’s keep the black history facts going. Today we are turning our attention to Marcus Garvey. Garvey was a Jamaican political leader who stood for the rights of blacks. He was  also a journalist, a publicist, and an entrepreneur.

Garvey was born on August 17, 1887 in Jamaica. After his move to New York in 1916, he established the Negro World Newspaper and Negro Factories Corporation. His Universal Negro Improvement Association was the largest organization in African-American History in the 1920’s.

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HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

It is officially black history month so I figured for the rest of the month, I will talk about different black history figures.

For the first day of black history, I would like to turn your attention to Bayard Rustin. Rustin was part of the civil rights movements in the 1960’s.

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Bayard Rustin

Rustin was born on March 17, 1912 in west Pennsylvania. His family were active in the NAACP and the civil rights movement. He attended Wilberforce University. He completed four years but did not take his exams. He then attended Cheyney State Teachers college and joined  American Friends Service Committee.

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