Monday, February 18, 2019

Black History Month Happenings

During the month of February, we celebrate the history and accomplishments of African Americans with Black History Month.   Here are some various ways that...

Lewis Latimer and Lasting Light

Lewis H. Latimer was born on September 4th in 1848 and died on December 11 in 1928. He had 3 siblings and 2 daughters...

15 Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

Each week in February, Fine Arts will highlight one of the four fine arts discipline strands. In dance, black artists create and exhibit choreography...

Dizzy Gillespie and My Love of Jazz Music

When I started high school, there were basically three ways to hear music – on the radio, buy a vinyl record and play it,...

Taking Us Out of This World

Did you know Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in Space? Now you do. Her life gets more exciting! On October 17, 1956,...

Hungry for Discovery

From a humble background in Jinja, Uganda to a respectable career built off unwavering fascination for science, Dr. Peter Lwigale is a man of...

Aretha: Queen of Soul

R-E-S-P-E-C-T......., when you hear that word, who do you automatically think of? The one and only Aretha Franklin! Born on March 25, 1942 in...

Prejudice Will Not Prevail: Percy Julian

Percy Julian was a renowned African-American Chemist who cemented his fame with his ground-breaking work with beans. He was ambitious and determined. When life...
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