Month: February 2015

Mae C. Jemison - Black History Month 2015

Mae C. Jemison – Black History Month 2015

Early In Life Astronaut and medical professional Mae C. Jemison came into this world on October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama, the youngest child of Charlie Jemison, a roofer and carpenter, and Dorothy (Green) Jemison, an grammar school teacher. Her sister, Ada Jemison Bullock, became a child psychiatrist, and her brother, Charles Jemison, is a …

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Charles Sifford - Black History Month 2015

Charles Sifford – Black History Month 2015

American golfer Charles Sifford came into this world on June 2, 1922, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Considered the Jackie Robinson of golf, Charlie Sifford broke the game’s strict color barrier in 1961 when he became the very first black athlete to contend on the PGA tour. His early exposure to golf came on the courses …

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Zora Neale Hurston - Black History Month 2015

Zora Neale Hurston – Black History Month 2015

Given birth to in Alabama on January 7, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston invested her early adulthood studying at numerous colleges and gathering folklore from the South, the Caribbean and Latin America. She released her results in Mules and Men. Hurston was obviously a fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, rubbing shoulders with a lot of its …

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Dave Chappelle - Black History Month 2015

Dave Chappelle – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015

Dave Chappelle began making appearances in films such as Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Half Baked in the mid-1990s. He received two Emmy Award nominations for the wildly popular and controversial show, which frequently addressed race relations. Early Life Comedian and actor David Khari Webber Chappelle was born on August 24, 1973, in Washington, …

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