Archive for July 2010

Ralph J. Bunche

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1904 – 1971  Ralph Bunche blazed a lifelong record of achievement in the study of social interactions, acquired a keen understanding of racism at home and abroad, and pioneered the development of modern mediation techniques which he applied successfully to some of the most intractable conflicts of his era. One of America’s best known and
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Ed Bradley

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1941-2006 Edward Rudolph Bradley, Jr., was an American broadcast journalist, first in radio and then in television. He is best known for his work as an investigative reporter on the CBS television program 60 Minutes, for which he won 20 Emmy awards in the course of a 26-year career. Radio News Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
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Cool Papa Bell

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1903-1991  Cool Papa Bell was a baseball player who was renowned for his speed and prowess on the field. He was a legendary fixture in the so-called “Negro Leagues” during the first half of the 20th Century. Chasing Baseball Bell was born on May 17, 1903, in Starkville, Mississippi. The son of Jonas Bell, a
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Richard Allen

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1760-1831 Richard Allen was raised as a slave in the century leading to the American Civil War, but managed to obtain his freedom and went on to a religious career as an itinerant preacher. Later, after an experience with racism in a Philadelphia church, he embarked on a path of activism and devotion that led
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Julian Francis Abele

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1881-1950 Julian Francis Abele was an architect who designed hundreds of important buildings without receiving due recognition during his lifetime. He was the first African American student to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Architecture, and is revered today as the premier black American architect. A Brilliant Young Architect Abele was born in
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