Black History: Norma Merrick Sklarek
Black history fact for 2/6: Norma Merrick Sklarek was the first African American woman to officially pass her exam and become an architect in both New York (1954) & California (1962). In 1980, she also became the first African American woman to fellow with the American Institute of Architects.
Black History: Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield
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Black History: Edward Orval Gourdin
Black history fact for 2/4: Edward Orval Gourdin (1897-1966) was the first person of any race to long-jump more than 25 feet, surpassing that distance by 3 inches in a college international meet at Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23, 1921. This year he also became the first African American to win the pentathlon in the National Amateur Athletic Union championships. In …
Black History: William Wells Brown
Black history fact for 2/3
Black History: Jack L. Cooper
Black history fact (for 2/2): Jack L. Cooper (1889-) was a Black radio pioneer and ventriloquist. He used the comedy routine he emulated to claim that he was “the first 4 negroes on radio”. In 1927, he originated a community news broadcast in Chicago about black Americans called, “The Negro Hour”. It was a pioneering achievement that set precedents in …
First Day Of Black History
Hey there Kings and Queens! I’m late with my black history post, so I need to post for each day I’ve missed. Black history fact for 2/1: James William Charles Pennington (1807-70) was the author of the first history of black people written by an African-American for children entitled, “The Origin and History of the Colored People.”
Give up or put through?
Good morning Kings and Queens! Today’s quote is from Thomas Carlyle who said- “The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway in the of the strong.” Which are you? Are you the one whose going to give up every time they run into a problem? Or are you …
Call it serendipity, but whenever I get discouraged and I’m just about ready to give up on my dreams, I run across something inspiring that makes me want to complete the journey, win or lose.
Don’t Dwell On The Past
Good morning Kings and Queens! You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” The only effects you should allow your past failures to have on you, are making you smarter and better prepared for your future. …
Stop Asking Blind People
Hey there Kings and Queens! When it comes to your vision, remember: Everybody won’t see it. Everybody won’t understand it. Everybody won’t support it. But as long you can see your way through to the finish line, you’ll make it whether “they” see it or not!