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First African American Librarian of Congress?

President Barack Obama has just nominated Carla Hayden to be the 14th US Librarian of Congress. Her term would be 10 years and could...
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Sam Cooke…My Change is Gonna Come

This has to be one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs in all of history.  It debuted in 1964 shortly after the death of...

From High School to Doctorate!

As we went through our daily drill to find those individuals we consider "brilliant and black," we ran across the story of this brilliant...
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Bessie Smith Biopic

In honor of the new movie called Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, here's a BIOPIC featuring vintage footage of Bessie at her best. Enjoy, Rita Lorraine This video...

Hammering for Freedom!

Hello History-lovers, It's almost here! My debut #picturebook, HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM, will debut on September 25, 2018. After almost six years (that's right...six!), my debut picture...