Category Archives: History

Tuesday Open Thread: Congratulations, Serena Williams!!

Serena Willams won her 307th Grand Slam match, passing Martina Navratilova to become winningest woman in Grand Slam history. SERENA did that!! 2016 US Open scores and bracket: Serena Williams earns historic 307th Grand Slam match win By James Brady … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: Happy Labor Day!

Today, we respect those who fought the fight to provide opportunities for so many of us.   There are so many things that we take for granted that were provided to us because of the Labor Movement. 40 hour week … Continue reading

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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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