It seems like Karyn Parsons was born to start Sweet Blackberry, the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing little known stories of African American achievement to light. Her mother was a librarian, and “I did grow up in libraries,” says the star of the long-running hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. “The advantage of having […]
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April is Poetry Month! Each day this month I will post a poem written by a person of color. Today’s poem, by Lucille Clifton, comes from the Poetry Foundation. This link also includes educator’s resources: discussion questions, writing ideas, and teacher tips.
Won’t You Celebrate With Me by Lucille Clifton: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/poem/181377
On this day in 1959, a glamorous athlete by the name of Delorenz Florence Griffith Joyner is born. She will win three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olymic and a silver medal in the 1600-meter relay. She will join the ancestors on September 21, 1998.
Information about this world-class athlete is listed below:
Olympic Medal Record: http://www.olympic.org/florence-griffith-joyner
ESPN Biography: http://www.espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Griffith_Joyner_Florence.html
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2MGfxwl3WM