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Celebrating Black Excellence: Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Deepika Joshi
February 22, 2019

Rebecca Lee Crumpler challenged the thinking and practices that prevented African-Americans from pursuing careers in medicine. Dr. Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler completed her Medical Doctorate (M.D.) in 1864,...

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Celebrating Black Excellence: Zora Neale Hurston

Sydney A. Brobbey
February 19, 2019

“When Zora was there, she was the party,” Sterling Brown said. Zora Neale Hurston, the life of every party, and the woman who gracefully walked into every room she entered fashionably late,...

Celebrating Black Excellence: Sydney Poitier

Celebrating Black Excellence: Sydney Poitier

Aidan Herklotz
February 11, 2019

 February is black history month, so it is fitting to be taking a glance at the the life of one of the most influential African-American film stars (and civil-rights activists) in American History--Sidney...

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