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kimissodope Mervyn M. Dymally, 1926-2012, Politician. Born in Cedros, Trinidad, Mervyn Dymally emigrated to the United States in 1946 to study at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from California State University in 1954 and began teaching school in Los Angeles. Subsequently, he began a political career and became the first black elected to the California senate, the only black to serve as lieutenant governor of the state (1975), and the first foreign-born black to serve in Congress (1980). Dymally defeated four other candidates to win the primary in California's Thirty-First Congressional District. From 1087 to 1989, he was chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. #BlackHistory #USHistory #KnowYourPeople #KnowYourHistory #kimissodope Credits: Photo-The African American Museum and the Library at Oakland; Info-Knowledge Cards, Published by Pomegranate Publications, Rohnert, CA 94927 42min

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hiphopappreciation February 7, 2016:
#KennyWashington was the first African American to sign an #NFL contract. On March 21, 1946, he signed with the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at #UCLA with Woody Strode and Jackie Robinson (who became the first African American to play MLB). For his contribution to sports in Los Angeles, he was honored with a Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum "Court of Honor" plaque by the Coliseum commissioners. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956 and his number 13 jersey was the first to be retired at UCLA. He helped pave the way for future African American NFL players such as #CamNewton. Thank you and #RIP to Kenny Washington.🏽
#BlackHistoryMonth #Day7 #football #Superbowl #Superbowl50 #blackhistory #Panthers #Broncos #history #sketch #art #drawing #sports #usa #ushistory #tb #hiphop #rap #music #likes #follow #hiphopappreciation
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divaragsboutique #FreedomRiders #BlackHistoryMonth #CivilRightsMovement *Did you know that #StokleyCarmichael (*Pictured in the middle on the left) was a Freedom Rider before becoming involved in the Black Panther Party? [Photo Credit(s): Washington Post & PBS] *If you'd like to learn more about the plight of the Freedom Riders please check out our #Blog www.divasuave.blogspot.com #MultimediaPlatform #DivaSuaveCreativeGroupBlogspot #History #Education #ArtistShowcase #Leaders #Entrepreneurs #Educators #Writers #Poets #Musicans #Art #Music #KnowledgeIsPower #Instahistory #Instapic #BoyntonVsVirginia #CourtCases #Law #Collectivism #HumanRights #USHistory #PromoteEquality 4h

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james_g_99 America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. - Louis Dembitz Brendels #qoute #America #american #unitedstates #USA #ushistory 5h

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chudsonphoto Rays of light from the setting sun illuminate the ruins of Seneca Stone Cutting Mill.
Located on the banks of Seneca Creek and the Potomac River, Seneca Quarry provided Washington D.C. with a steady supply of sandstone that was both durable and beautiful for it’s unique bright-crimson hue. This Seneca Redstone, finely cut and polished in this mill, is everywhere throughout the District, from the Smithsonian Castle, Cabin John Bridge, Arlington National Cemetery’s boundary wall and Luther Place Church in Thomas Circle to numerous houses throughout Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. Starting in the 1870’s, The mill’s fortunes declined through financial mismanagement and flood damages. By the turn of the century the quality of the quarried stone had degraded significantly, and the victorian architecture that relied on material such as seneca redstone fell out of popularity. The Seneca quarry shut down operations for good in 1901, leaving the mill to crumble and decay. #history #ushistory #seneca #igdc #maryland #senecacreek #ruins #sandstone #sunset
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taraross1787 On this day in 1776, #GeorgeWashington notifies his troops of a new policy regarding chaplains’ pay. When he assumed command of the #American army in 1775, chaplains’ salaries were $20 per month. Washington was unimpressed. He wrote Congress, noting that the pay was “too Small to encourage men of Abilities.” He asked for more. Congress complied. It provided for the appointment of one chaplain to every two regiments. Chaplains had more responsibility, but their pay was also increased. Washington announced the change on February 7, #1776. Unfortunately, Washington soon saw the system didn’t work. If regiments were separated due to the demands of war, one regiment might find itself without a chaplain. Washington tried again. He asked for one chaplain per regiment, with a salary “competent to their support.” Congress initially agreed, but the new policy did not last. Fiscal concerns caused chaplains to be assigned one per brigade (a larger unit of the #army). There were now fewer chaplains, overall. Washington objected again. His main concern was for religious #liberty! He wanted many chaplains of a variety of faiths. If there were fewer chaplains overall, then, by definition, there were fewer choices for his men. They were more likely to be compelled “to a mode of Worship, which they do not profess.” Washington preferred the old system, with more chaplains and a greater likelihood that the men could have “a Chaplain of their own religious Sentiments.” Remember, Washington often faced shortages of supplies and funds. Yet still he valued the contributions of his chaplains and advocated for them. P.S. The picture is of the “Fighting Chaplain,” James Caldwell. MORE: www.GeorgeWashingtonBook.com #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #freedom #god #faith #throwback #classicalconversations #historybuff #sharethehistory 7h
  •   i_am_a_photographer Amen... more chaplains in the military are a good thing. Now a days there is one per Battalion. 3h

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emdawg_29 Never a dull moment in Bart's class ☆ #AP #USHistory 7h

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akatadocumentary Today's #church program highlighted: #DanielHaleWilliams - one of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the #UnitedStates and founded a hospital with an #interracial staff. #AndersonRuffinAbbott - Canada's first black doctor. #JamesMcCuneSmith - was the first #AfricanAmerican to earn a medical degree and practice medicine in the US.
#BlackHistory #blackhistorymonth #History #USHistory #Jesus
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