Dr. Charles R. Drew

Charles Richard Drew was an American surgeon and medical researcher. He was born on June 3, 1904  into a middle-class African-American family in Washington, D.C. His father was a carpet layer and his mother was a teacher. Drew and three of his four younger siblings grew up in Washington’s largely middle-class and interracial Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Drew won an athletics scholarship to Amherst College in Massachusetts,[7] from which he graduated in 1926 After college,…

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Celebrate Juneteenth

  #Juneteenth marks the complete end of slavery in the #UnitedStates. Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day is a holiday celebrating the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States. #Juneteenth

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NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Katherine Johnson

The following is a statement from Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of NASA legend Katherine Johnson, who worked for the agency from 1953 to 1986. “NASA is deeply saddened by the loss of a leader from our pioneering days, and we send our deepest condolences to the family of Katherine Johnson. Ms. Johnson helped our nation enlarge the frontiers…

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Toyota Salutes Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial with Upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander Commercial, “Home Team”

Former Kansas City Monarchs Captain James “Jim” Robinson Featured in Spot Produced by Burrell Communications Group PLANO, Texas (February 19, 2020) – In celebration of an iconic moment in American history, Toyota pays tribute to 100 years of Negro Leagues Baseball in the latest creative as part of the marketing campaign for the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Filmed partly at the…

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Howard University Class of 1969 Returns 50 Years Later With $1M Class Gift

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2019 — Each year, a group of Howard University alumni return to Howard’s campus to celebrate their 50-year class reunion. Reunion events bring a special sense of joy and homecoming to Howard’s campus, as former classmates and lifelong friends return to the place where so much of their life’s path began. On May 10, the class of 1969 announced…

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