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Entries by Kate Kelly from 02/2012

Black History Month: Former Slave Founded a Town

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices

Some people meet with adversity and still manage to amaze. Allen Allensworth (1842-1914) was one of those people who started life with no advantages, and yet his accomplishments go on and on. He inspired then; he inspires now.

James Derham, First African American to Practice Medicine in the U.S.

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Black Voices

Because James Derham lived in the late eighteenth century, the information about his is thin. But even with not too much information, his story is clear, James Derham was the first African American to practice medicine in the U.S.

Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), Only Woman Quoted in Current U.S. Passport

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Black Voices

Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) is not a household name, nor is she someone encountered in most U.S. history books. Yet throughout her life, she fervently pushed for progress, particularly for education and progress for African-American women

The U.S. Constitution: What If You Could Explain the Crafting of This Document in Less Than an Hour?

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

The United States Constitution is one of the most influential political documents of all time, and it is the cornerstone that supports our liberty. ...