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Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • Michael Jackson-“A Gift from God”African American music history-part 2

    Michael Jackson “A Gift from God”  African American music history – part 2   By Ahmad Daniels     Perceptive, courageous, gifted and self-actualized are just a few of the adjectives that so inadequately describe Michael Jackson; a man whose untimely death has taken the world by surprise.  Michael’s demise epitomizes the passing of an…

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  • African American politicians/Leaders -part 1

    A CALL TO ACTION           African Americans have displayed great leadership abilities throughout history.  Most have showed their leadership abilities by forging the way for others. Many have played key leadership roles such as inventors, educators and humanitarians. Much of the comforts that we enjoy today are because of them.   Historians…

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  • Pioneers of African American Music History – Part 1

    Harry Burleigh was the father of negro spirituals.  He is the earliest known composer of African American religious music.  Much of his music is widely known.  During his career he achieved national and international success as a composer, arranger and a performing artist.   Harry Burleigh was born on December 2, 1866.  Burleigh learned to…

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  • African American Music History pt-3

    Early African American Musician and Composer/African American music history Roland Hayes was born in 1887 in Curryville Georgia.  He was the son of ex-slaves, Fanny and William Hayes.  When he was eleven his father died and his mother moved the family to Chattanooga Tennessee.  His family was very poor; he was forced to drop out…

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  • Pioneer in Medicine/Little known black history facts

    Among the most famous and well known African American inventors is Dr. Charles Drew. It is a little known black history fact that his researches on the storage of blood plasma lead to his invention of the Blood Bank.  As a physician, surgeon and researcher who transformed the face of medicine. As an inventor his…

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