Black History Weekly Wednesday

Each Wednesday, 365 days a year, we honor and celebrate Black History of someone who has helped change the world, yesterday, today & the world to come.

Tyrese Gibson - How God's Test Will Become Your Testimony

Tyrese Gibson – How God’s Test Will Become Your Testimony

God always has a way of speaking to you just the way you need to hear it. Tyrese Gibson delivers a message that millions of people, including myself, needed to hear. That your text will become your testimony. At times when you going through the struggle you loose focus. Here's what happens. The devil has …

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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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Henry Highland Garnet - Black History Month

Henry Highland Garnet – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015

Henry Highland Garnet was an African-American abolitionist born circa December 23, 1815 in Kent County, Maryland. Born being a slave, he and his loved ones escaped to New York when he was nine years of age. During the 1840’s and decades afterward Henry grew to become an abolitionist. His “Call to Rebellion” speech persuaded slaves …

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Fannie Lou Hamer - Black History Month 2015

Fannie Lou Hamer – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015

Fannie Lou Hamer was born October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. In 1944 this lady met municipal rights activists who actually encouraged blacks to register to vote. She slowly became active in helping. In addition, she worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) that fought racial segregation and injustice throughout the South. In …

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Betty Shabazz - Black History Month 2015

Betty Shabazz – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015

Betty Shabazz, also referred to as Betty X, was born Betty Dean Sanders. Even though her birth reports cannot be found, she was most likely born on May 28, 1934. Shabazz married Nation of Islam spokesperson Malcolm X in 1958. Following her husband’s assassination in 1965, Shabazz went on to a career in university administration …

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Lonnie-G Johnson - Black History Month 2015

Lonnie G Johnson – Black History Weekly Wednesday 2015

Finishing his master’s, Lonnie G. Johnson signed up with the Air Force and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command, where he helped develop the stealth bomber program. His other projects included working as a systems engineer for the Galileo mission to Jupiter and the Cassini mission to Saturn. Johnson also came up with the …

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