Daily Archives: February 18, 2014

Black History | Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Gospel Music Week: Mahalia Jackson

You can’t have a week about Gospel without having the woman who brought Gospel Music to the masses around the world: Mahalia Jackson. Mahalia Jackson (/məˈheɪljə/ mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911[1] – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing … Continue reading

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