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Unsung women of the civil rights movement
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Unsung women of the civil rights movement
Scores of unsung female heroes played a significant role in the movement for racial equality.
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Meta Warrick Fuller: noted early 20th-century Black sculptor and painter
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Meta Warrick Fuller: noted early 20th-century Black sculptor and painter
Meta Warrick Fuller gained fame in early 20th-century America as a gifted sculptor and painter. She also wrote poetry and was a multitalented theater designer, director and playwright.
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Black History Month 2022 honors Black pioneers in medicine
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Black History Month 2022 honors Black pioneers in medicine
Originally founded as Negro History Week by the noted historian Carter G. Woodson and others, the month carries with it an annual theme designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness, and it’s keyed to exploring more deeply both the diaspora’s access disparities and unique challenges, while also celebrating Black pioneers in medicine.
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Test your Black history knowledge
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Test your Black history knowledge
Think you know Black history? Let's find out. Answers at the end—no peeking!
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Black History Milestones
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Black History Milestones
The road to civil rights in America was a long journey made possible by prominent leaders and a desire for equal rights.
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Dr. George Franklin Grant: defying the odds in 19th century Boston
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Dr. George Franklin Grant: defying the odds in 19th century Boston
One of the few African Americans who practiced dentistry in late nineteenth-century Boston, Dr. George Franklin Grant earned a reputation for exceptional skill in bridge work.
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Boston’s other underground railroad
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Boston’s other underground railroad
Boston has always been at the forefront of American history. Nevertheless, residents know little about the city’s link to the underground railroad, a life-saving network of safe houses established by slaves before the Civil War. As Black History Month kicked off, Boston Public Library partnered with the National Park Service to commemorate freedom-seekers and stowaways that traveled here to escape enslavement.
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