María Elena Moyano

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    María Elena Moyano On November 29th, 1958, Maria Elena Moyano was born to parents Dona Eugenia Delgado Cabrera and Don Hermógenes Moyano Lescano in the district of Barranco, Lima, Peru. As a teen she became a community activist and a member of a youth movement for freedom in Villa El Salador, Peru called […]

Clive Campbell aka DJ Kool Herc

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    Clive Campbell aka DJ Kool Herc April 16th, 1955 Clive Campbell was born in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Keith and Nettie Campbell. Clive was exposed to Jamaican Dance Hall music and toasting as a child. Toasting is the act of the Jamaican Dance Hall Selectors (the equivalent to Hip Hop DJ’s) rapping or […]

Truganini

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  Truganini In 1812 on Brundy Island in Tasmania the daughter of Chief Mangana was born and her name is Truganini, little did anyone know the history of the Aboriginal Tasmanian people would coincide with Truganini’s life. She would face much tragedy early in life which also continued throughout her life; before she turned eighteen […]

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

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      Dr. Carter G. Woodson December 19th, 1875 James Henry and Anne Eliza Woodson gave birth to one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Carter G. Woodson, in New Canton, Virginia. As a young child Woodson’s family was poor and sharecropping was a means his family used to support themselves.  As […]

On the Shoulders of Giants African History Curriculum App Release

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On the Shoulders of Giants African History Curriculum App Release   On the Shoulders of Giants released our much anticipated African history Curriculum App on December 25th. Creator Joseph Ward held a live stream via YouTube/Google Hangouts to talk about the app and answer questions. *Android Users Only* To download the app visit http://ontheshoulders1.com/store/.   […]

Rev. John C. Mickle Jr.

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Rev. John Charles Mickle Jr. John Charles Mickle Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914 to parents John Charles Mickle Sr. and Ethelyn Simmons Mickle. Mr. John Mickle Sr. was a high school principle and Mrs. Ethelyn was an elementary school teacher so education was highly important within the Mickle household. Rev. Mickle graduated […]

Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis Raiford Chatman Davis was born on December 18th, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia to parents Kince and Laura Davis. While registering with his mother at the county courthouse Davis’ name would change from R.C. for Raiford Chatman to Ossie, due to the county clerk’s misunderstanding of the pronouncing of Davis’ name. Because the clerk […]