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Bramlett to present ‘Notable African Americans of Stanly County’ program – The Stanly News & Press

In observance of Black History Month, the Stanly County Historical Society, the Stanly County History Center and the E.E. Waddell Center will present a program “Notable African Americans of Stanly County” on Feb. 24.

The program will be at 2:30 p.m. at the E.E. Waddell Center, at 621 Wall St., Albemarle.

The program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Presenter Lewis P. Bramlett will share information about black men and women from Stanly County who have distinguished themselves as educators, musicians, athletes, doctors, soldiers, law enforcement officers, elected officials, community leaders and more.

Some of those to be recognized grew up in Stanly County, made significant contributions to their community and then moved on to become well-known outside of…

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30 notable African Americans from S.C.

Each year, Black History Month is recognized during February to celebrate achievements by African Americans and remember the important role of blacks in U.S. history.

It was first started by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland, who founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History– now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

In 1926, ASALH officially launched a Negro History Week,” which was strategically planned during the month of February as it contains Frederick Douglass’ birthday (Feb. 14) and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12).

By the 1960s, college and universities started to recognize February as Black History Month on campus and when Gerald Ford became president, he decreed Black History Month a national…

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News Brief: “Possibility of Her,” notable women panel on tap for African-American Film Festival


Jashell Mitchell (Photo from Communities First)

Jashell Mitchell, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for the National Football League will be among panelists as the African-American Film Festival continues Jan. 10 at the Flint Institute of Arts.

“The Possibility of Her,” a feature-length documentary, highlights 12 women of color in non-traditional pursuits. Other panelists in non-traditional roles are Dr. Beverly Walker Griffea, president of Mott Community College;  Theresa Stephens-Lock, Chief of Public Safety at Mott College; and Carrie Edwards-Clemons, Deputy Fire Chief of Flint.

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. featuring the Roger Jones Jazz Trio. The film begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 300; donation of $5 per person is suggested. The…

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Publishers Weekly names SIUE’s Reinking’s book to list of New and Notable Titles of African American Interest

Publishers Weekly names SIUE’s Reinking’s book to list of New and Notable Titles of African American Interest | RiverBender.com

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Notable African deaths in 2018: Annan, Masekela, Shagari et al.

Over the course of the year, Africa lost a number of its illustrious sons and daughters. The loss started early in the year when a renown musician was announced dead – Hugh Masekela of South Africa.

Late in the year, Nigeria lost a former president in the person of Alhaji Shehu Shagari – its first executive president who incidentally was deposed by the current president Muhammadu Buhari.

In between Masekela and Shagari, there is the death of yet another former president, a strong anti-apartheid voice, a leading opposition chief in southern Africa and the biggest loss by a mile, the death of Kofi Annan.

As part of…

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Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The Department of Library and Information Science in the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University/Purdue …
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