Month: February 2013

Kareem Abdul Jabbar – Black History Month

Early In Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Years Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born in New York City in 1947. A dominant high school basketball player, Abdul-Jabbar was recruited to play at UCLA and led the Bruins to three national titles. His dominance continued in the NBA, first for the Milwaukee Bucks, and later the Los Angeles Lakers. Abdul-Jabbar …

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Eugene Allen - Black History Month

Eugene Allen – Black History Month

Born on July 14, 1919, in Scottsville, Virginia, Eugene Allen was in fact a African-American butler who served under eight U. S. presidents, including Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter. Eugene witnessed firsthand some of history’s major events, as well as the changing perspectives on race in political arenas. Growing up during …

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Angela Davis - Scholar, Civil Rights Activist

Angela Davis – Black History Month

Angela Davis is best known as a radical African American educator, activist for civil rights and issues surrounding the private prisons. She is currently a professor at the Unversity of California-Santa Cruz, a job she was once fired from for ties to communism. In 1970, she was imprisoned for charges related to her involvement with …

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Gordon Parks - Black History Month

Gordon Parks – Black History Month

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was given birth to on November 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas. His father, Jackson Parks, was a veggie farmer, and the family lived modestly. Parks encountered cut-throat discrimination as a child. He went to a segregated elementary school and has not been permitted to get involved in activities at …

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