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Addie Waites Hunton, a crusader for justice and women’s rights

If William Alphaeus Hunton Jr. is an “Unsung Valiant,” as his wife, Dorothy, wrote in his biography, Hunton’s mother was an even more obscure personality, but one, like her son, worthy of consideration.
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Black history month commemoration features Civil Rights activist Claudette Colvin

Civil Rights Activist Claudette Colvin is commemorated at Black History month film festival.
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Naval hero John Henry Lawson

If you’ve never heard of the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, you are not alone. Not until it was brought to my attention by Harlem resident Mani Gilyard was I aware of an organization of African-American stamp collectors.
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Book review: ‘The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women’

Edward Lewis opens up about being a creative force behind a magazine for black women.
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The Schomburg’s indomitable Jean Blackwell Hutson

During the recent groundbreaking ceremony at the Schomburg Center as part of the $22 million renovation project, Jean Blackwell Hutson’s name was invoked by several of the notables at the event.
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Dr. James McCune Smith, America’s first Black physician

In Carla L. Peterson’s “Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City,” one of the longest citations in the index is given to Peter Guignon, her great-great-grandfather.
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A soulful poet of Harlem: Safiya Henderson-Holmes

It was while working recently on a documentary about the history of 555 Edgecombe and 409 Edgecombe, two sites in Harlem where a number of iconic African-Americans live and have lived, that I was reminded of the poet Safiya Henderson-Holmes, ...
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The immortal, rebellious Rosa Parks

One indisputable date on the American historic calendar is Dec. 1, 1955.
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Pauli Murray: Lawyer, priest, feminist, poet and civil rights activist

If Pauli Murray were alive today, she would be celebrating her 105th birthday.
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The extraordinary voice of Minnie Riperton-Rudolph

Remembering the life and voice of Minnie Riperton.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Mel Daniels dominated the court

Basketball buffs up to the minute on their NBA trivia know what Ralph Simpson, Steve Smith, Kevin Willis and Spencer Haywood have in common.
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A true Renaissance woman, Gwendolyn Bennett

For many years in various books on the Harlem Renaissance, Gwendolyn Bennett’s name has popped up.
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Council members honor African-American ballerina Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland solidified her place in history when she was named the first African-American principal of the American Ballet Theatre in its 75-year history.
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Keeping it real with the new ‘Star Wars’ directors

The two men, pictured above, are creative, fun, rich and (notice their posture) very down to earth. In the law of attraction, you must “let go of negative thoughts” and know that you are going to be successful, despite appearances ...
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