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ccthesouljah My great uncle, #HowardRLCook was born to George and Synthia Cook in Greenville, South Carolina. He was my maternal grandmother's older brother, and the youngest son of 12 children. The family migrated to D.C. when Cook transitioned to Junior High School. He graduated from Spingarn High School (now closed). In 1957, Howard Cook joined the United States Army Reserves. He served a span of 8 years in the U.S., Germany, and in the Vietnam War.

Cook became employed at the Library of Congress (LOC) in 1960. He was confronted with racial discrimination in the workplace on a regular basis. In 1975, Howard initiated a class action lawsuit against the LOC due to such discrimination. He, and the plaintiffs who joined him, won their case. The U.S. Court for the District of Columbia established the Howard R.L. Cook & Tommy Shaw Foundation for Black Employees at the LOC to honor and continue his legacy of civil rights on the workplace...providing legal aid, scholarships, legal representation, and training for Black employees. Howard retired from the LOC in 1989.

Howard is a dedicated researcher and historian. His work includes research and production with Alex Haley to create the groundbreaking "Roots" saga, and discovering and documenting the Cook family heritage.
I owe much of my love for social justice, heritage, and history to this man. He always emphasized the importance of family, and the vitality of knowing from which you've come. He is amazingly genuine. I could not be more proud to call him my uncle, and today is his 80th birthday!

#HappyBirthday #HowardRLCook #SouthCarolina #DMV #History #AmericanHistory #Army #Vietnam #LibraryOfCongress #EEO #Family #IGIN #BecauseOfThemWeCan #BecauseOfThemWeMust #Legend #LivingLegend

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hinghanghong Stunning guesthouses guard and housed visitors to the Taj Mahal once upon a time. #tajmahal #taj #agra #architecture #history #historic #romance #india #mustsee #travel #instamood #instatravel #photooftheday #jj #igin #inig 22h

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ccthesouljah Happy Birthday, Front @girl_oneder . Aside from inspiring me academically, I know I can always count on you to give me a level-headed and honest perspective in the personal and professional realm. Thank you for always keeping me grounded and looking after my best interest. We don't talk every day, but we are always with each other. I look forward to building an "intelligently ignorant" empire with you. #IGIN #LineSister #LS #BSU #DST #REMIX #IdDieForThisShytCraig 4d
  •   girl_oneder Thanks Deuce Killah Stay Trilla. Lol 2d

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ccthesouljah #LifeIsShort. Pay attention to what matters. We owe it to future generations to leave this world better than we found it. #IGIN #WakeUpNow 4d

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  •   stones_of_destiny I just wrote a paper about that last night! I didn't use the kkk thing but I said it was wrong for us to corner all the Middle Eastern folks into a corner because of ISIS. It isn't ALL of them over there at all. I've heard a lot of people talking about bombing the Middle East because of this conflict but people fail to realize there are members scattered around the whole globe. There's even members of ISIS in America! Bombing the Middle East would cause nothing but conflict and take more innocent lives then guilty ones. Another thing I've heard; "why don't we just kill the leaders?" When Fred Phelps died a while back, that didn't stop Westburo from protesting. In fact, they went to a protest that very week. I live in Topeka so I saw it with my own eyes. They didn't miss a best. Why would this be any different? I'm sure they have a list a mile long of people who would step up as leader if anything were to happen. Our own government has a system where none of the officials are together all at the same time. Why wouldn't they do the same thing? That doesn't mean we shouldn't be careful but we're causing enough problems in Middle East as is. Bombing the whole place to kill a couple thousand bad guys among probably more than a million innocent lives? That's just not the way to go. It isn't the whole country we should be blaming. 4d

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ccthesouljah The illusion of variety. #IGIN #rp from @kartier3 1w
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  •   emmeffer Not to mention this used to be 50 companies back in the early 80's. Not that long ago there was information diversity. Technically it is illegal to have a mass ownership like this, however lawyers for these companies won lawsuits using the defense that a "corporation" has the same rights a "person" essentially allowing a media takeover. 1w
  •   emmeffer For anyone interested, watch "The Corporation" 1w

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helloigin Latepost pas lokakarya kemarenn sekaliguss perpisahann kita,, Sayang anggotanya kurang :D #k3 #kelompok5 #TelukNaga #uci #igin #Mia #Dian #Niar julle gak ikutan sibuk jdi MC hha 2w

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ccthesouljah ...and y'all mad about $10.10 #IGIN #Poverty #Stratification #RaiseTheWage 2w

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suhaebatulaslamiah Gonna miss you guys :* #igin #ucy #me 2w

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helloigin Wisata kuliner diminggu ketiga k3 bersamaaa Temann sekamarrrr yipppiiiyyyyy #igin #Dian #Mia #Uci #julle #KokohDian #TelukNaga #KampungBesar 2w

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