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TVs first interracial kiss launched a lifelong career in activism
Monday, September 10, 2018
On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of “Star Trek” titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television. The episode’s plot is bizarre: Aliens who worship the Greek philosopher Plato use telekinetic powers to force the Enterprise crew to sing, dance and kiss. At one point, the aliens compel
 
Montford Point Marine awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
Saturday, September 1, 2018
RALEIGH – On Sept. 2, James Putney will posthumously receive the Montford Point Marine Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II. The family will accept the medal during the 11 a.m. worship service at First Baptist Church ,101 S. Wilmington St. Mr. Putney’s great-grandson will accept the award, two days before his shipment
 
There was a black passenger on the Titanic
Monday, July 30, 2018
Joseph Laroche was born on May 26, 1886, in Haiti. He was an educated engineer who studied in Paris. He was married to a white French woman named Juliette, and they with their two children were on the Titanic when it crashed into an iceberg in 1912. Laroche drowned like many others, but his family survived and arrived safely to New York City with others
 

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Oberlin Heritage Day

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