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A black woman is the new face of the $10 Canadian bill
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Over 70 years ago, Viola Desmond stood up for civil rights in Canada when she refused to leave a whites-only section of a theater. Earlier this month she was honored as the first black person, and a non-royal woman, to become the face of a dollar bill in Canada. Desmond was the one chosen out of the 26,000 submissions that came in following Bank of
Pioneering historian mines black women’s history
Saturday, March 17, 2018
As a young professor at Purdue University in the early 1970s, Darlene Clark Hine was confronted with a challenge that would ultimately change her career trajectory and position her as one of the nation’s most prominent historians. At a gathering of the National Council of Negro Women’s convention, the late Dorothy Height urged the black women
Remembering black Oberlin Village
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Cameron Village is an important footnote in the history of Raleigh, designed as an alternative to downtown shopping and reflecting a new national trend. But before it was called Cameron Village, it was known as Oberlin Village, a thriving black community built from the ground up. The land was owned, in the early 19th century, by Duncan Cameron, a statesman,
Reprint of ex-slave's book opens 'underexplored vista'
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WAKE FOREST – Reprinting a theology book by a former slave "offers a window" into the "underexplored vista" of African-American theology, says the Southern Baptist Convention officer who has rediscovered the work. Originally published in 1890 by Charles Octavius Boothe, "Plain Theology for Plain People" was reprinted last year by Lexham Press at the

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