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From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon4/15/18 3:10 PM 
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A name that should be added to the list of legal trailblazers is Samuel Tucker. He was the lawyer to cause the integration of the Alexandria, VA library in 1927. That was only the tip of the iceberg with regard to his constant fight for civil rights.

The close of this event at FUMC posed the question to the participants, "Where do we go from here?" Indeed, in light of the incident at Starbucks in Philadelphia that took place this week, where have we been and where do we go from here?

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From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon4/29/18 9:31 PM 
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When it comes to noteworthy Black women, we need to take a look at the accomplishments of Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox Corporation (one of the Fortune 500). She's one of those who was also among the STEM and STEAM pioneers and clawed her way (over 30 years) to where she is today. My thanks to Dan Waldschmidt for bringing her story to our attention.

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon6/24/18 2:51 PM 
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Well, Arié Moyal posted a video from "Decoded" that essentially sums up much of what's in this collection. Give a listen. Then come back here and find the sources of much of what's presented in the video. Why, you may even want to comment on some of what you've read and learned. To do so is very easy. Just click the "Reply" button.

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon7/14/18 11:04 PM 
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Black Congressional representation on the Hill faced many challenges. One Representative was essentially removed because of refusal to patronize his business. There were other strategies to prevent the darker race from enjoying full participation in all parts of the positive American lifestyle. A couple of books that document one phase of the implicit bias movement (that we now refer to as "unconscious bias") are

The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund

and

The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors

 

 

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon2/18/19 10:34 PM 
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It's now February 2019, a little more than one year since this archive was created. A writer colleague who is originally a UK citizen shared a question: "Who was the first person of color to be knighted by a British monarch?" Geoff amended the Quora question with an additional investigational request.

Well, I'm into research. There were two responses that could be considered responsive. The first related to Sir William Conrad Reeves via Wikipedia. However, that may not be responsive to the question.

The second item discovered related to not people of color generally but specifically Africans.

What about the first knighted in the 17th Century? If you have additional information, please do share it.

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon2/18/19 10:45 PM 
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This weekend, Cat Zultner shared a wonderful nugget about Ruby Brown, who in the 1950s became one of the first Black women to manage a no-kill animal care shelter. More about The National Humane Education Society can be found on their Facebook page.

 

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