Celebrating African American Heritage and History
February 18, 2020
March 1822 - March 10, 1913
Learn more about Harriet Tubman at the links below:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s I have a Dream Speech
The “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. before a crowd of some 250,000 people at the 1963 March on Washington, remains one of the most famous speeches in history. In addition, “I’ve been to the Mountain Top” his final speech stands among the most prolific and prophetic speeches in American History.
Dr. Mae Jemison, Engineer and Astronaut
Retired NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, is an engineer, and physician. She was the first African-American woman to be selected as an astronaut and fly into space. On September 12, 1992, Jemison launched into orbit aboard the shuttle orbiter Endeavourfor mission STS-47(Spacelab-J). As a science mission specialist, it was her job to oversee the 44- life science and materials processing experiments that were conducted while in orbit. Read More:
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
The name of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg is probably better known to the U.S.’s African American community than among Puerto Ricans. Schomburg an Afro-Puerto Rican built the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture in New York had become one of the largest and most used repositories for recovered materials documenting the African experience around the world. Schomburg’s valuable library collection has opened the way for scholars and students to learn more about a legacy often neglected in the traditional histories of most countries.
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba
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Posted: February 19, 2020