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Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to Commemorate Juneteenth with “Ascendant: The Power of Descendant Communities to Shape Our Stories, Places, and Future”

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A Celebration Highlighting the Significance of Descendant Voices in American History CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, June 14, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello will host Ascendant: The Power of Descendant Communities to Shape Our Stories, Places, and Future. This is a public program in recognition of Juneteenth that specifically aims to uplift descendant voices that have often been marginalized, or…

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and ViciNFT Launch NFTs for Kansas City Monarchs Season Ticket Holders

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America, and ViciNFT Corporation, a leading provider of non-fungible token (“NFT”) creation and management, smart contracts, blockchain technology development, and cryptocurrency-based auction management services, today announced an alliance to launch a collection…

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Remarks by President Biden at Signing of H.R. 55, the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act”

Rose Garden: March 29, 2022 4:11 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  (The bill is signed.)  All right.  It’s law.  (Applause.) (The President moves to the podium.) Thank you.  It’s a little unusual to do the bill signing, not say anything and then speak, but that’s how we set it up.  Well, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.  I just signed into law…

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Moments in History: Garrett A Morgan

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TNC Network Garrett Augustus Morgan was an African-American inventor and community leader. He invented parts for sewing machines, hair care products, and a version of the modern traffic signal which he patented and sold to GE. He is also known for his publicized rescue of miners near Lake Erie in 1916 using his safety hood. See the article on our…

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Bessie Coleman, Aviator!

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American and the first of Native American descent to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921. She soon became a successful air show pilot in the United States, and hoped to start a school for…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day International Holocaust Remembrance Day #NeverForget A Holocaust memorial day or Holocaust remembrance day is an annual observance to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide of six million European Jews by Nazi Germany. Many countries, primarily in Europe, have designated national dates of commemoration. In 2005, the United Nations instituted an international observance, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many observances fall on 27 January, the anniversary of…

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Bicentennial Tribute to Harriet Tubman Planned for New Year’s Day

A portrait of dignity and courage, Ms. Tubman will be honored with the tolling of a historic bell during the 2022 National Bell Festival. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — At noon on New Year’s Day 2022, a solitary bell will ring 200 times at the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the years since the birth of Harriet Tubman. While her exact…

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Moment in History: Valerie L. Thomas (video)

  Valerie L. Thomas (born February 8, 1943) is an American scientist and inventor. Thomas was interested in science as a child, after observing her father tinkering with the television and seeing the mechanical parts inside. Thomas did not have a lot of support as a young child; her parents did not fight for her right to study a STEM curriculum,…

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