Category Archives: History

The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman

In an age of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson broke both barriers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Michelle Carter wins 1st US Olympic gold in women’s shot put

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Friday Open Thread | Black Women Making Olympic History

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Friday Open Thread

TGIF Everyone! Carla Hayden, first female and African-American Librarian of Congress, confirmed by Senate WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed the longtime head of Baltimore’s library system to be the next Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Renee Elise Goldsberry

This week I thought we’d look at some 2016 Tony Award Winners. Today is the winner of Featured Actress in a Musical: Renee Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton where she played Angelica Schuyler Church.  

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Monday Open Thread | Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July. Woman awes internet with national anthem at Lincoln Memorial: Jun. 29, 2016 11:43 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida woman’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Lincoln Memorial led to a burst of applause … Continue reading

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The Last Survivor of the Black Wall Street Oklahoma Disaster

Olivia Hooker. The Last Survivor of the Burning of Black Wall Street Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by … Continue reading

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