Born on this date: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.

Born on this date in 1865 was Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., religious leader at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, after becoming the pastor in 1908. More information about him:

Black Past Remembered: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/powell-sr-adam-clayton-1865-1953

African American Registry: https://aaregistry.org/story/spiritual-charisma-adam-clayton-powell-sr/

Scholastic: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/meet-reverend-adam-clayton-powell-sr/

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Born on February 11, Jarena Lee, first authorized female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

On February 11, Jarena Lee, the first authorized female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal church was born.

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/lee-jarena-1783

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3h1638.html

http://www.librarycompany.org/women/portraits_religion/lee.htm

August 14 Birthdays

African Americans born on August 14:

Ernest Everett Just, African American scientist: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/just-ernest-everett-1883-1941

https://www.biography.com/people/ernest-everett-just-9359195

http://blackinventor.com/ernest-just/

http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/asbmbtoday.aspx?id=5878

https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/ernest-everett-just-1883-1941

Niara Sudarkarsa, African American scholar and anthropologist: http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/niara-sudarkasa-40

https://www.c-span.org/person/?niarasudarkasa

https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/file/download/b8a5e374a015c23bcab5d80f21a41f73f6ad78ec6e3d81ffed6bb8ee9fd4163c?inline=1

 

Born on this day: Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson, famous explorer, was born on this day. Read about his incredible story here:

http://www.greatblackheroes.com/science/matthew-henson/

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-matthew-henson/

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/henson-matthew-1866-1955

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/01/0110_030113_henson.html

https://www.biography.com/people/matthew-henson-9335648

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5cuQjP3keU

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9P0nyQDUw

On August 6

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson: http://time.com/3985603/voting-rights-act-1965-history/

Transcript: https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=100&page=transcript

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act/videos/sound-smart-the-voting-rights-act-of-1965

https://www.nps.gov/articles/votingrightsact.htm

https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/voting-rights-1965

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=100

Sweet Blackberry: Karyn Parsons Is Sharing Stories We All Need Now —

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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