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Braşov

(Encyclopedia) Braşov bräshôv´ [key], Hung. Brassó, Ger. Kronstadt, city (1990 pop. 364,307), central Romania, in Transylvania, at the foot of the Transylvanian Alps. The administrative ce...

Divine, Father

(Encyclopedia) Divine, Father, c.1882–1965, African-American religious leader, founder of the Peace Mission movement, b. probably near Savannah, Ga. and named George Baker. After preaching in the South, he ...

gospel music

(Encyclopedia) gospel music, American religious musical form that owes much of its origin to the Christian conversion of West Africans enslaved in the American South. Gospel music partly evolved from the song...

Lee, Spike

(Encyclopedia) Lee, Spike (Shelton Jackson Lee), 1957–, American filmmaker, b. Atlanta, Ga. As a student at New York Univ., he won recognition with his graduation film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cu...

Edgar Ray Killen, 2005 News

segregationist, was found guilty of manslaughter in June by a Mississippi jury in the 1964 murder of three young civil rights workers. The three victims had been working to re…

John Maury Allin 1998 Deaths

John Maury Allin Age: 77 23rd presiding bishop of the Episcoal Church and a key supporter of Mississippi's efforts to rebuild burned black churches in the 1960s. Died: March 6,…

Peter Williams, Sr. Biography

Peter Williams, Sr.religious leaderBorn: 1749Birthplace: New York, New York Although he was a slave, Williams became a sexton in the Methodist Church in 1778. When his owner re…

July 2000 News and Events

WorldMexico Elects Reform President (July 1): Leader of center-right party, Vicente Fox Quesada, soundly defeats governing party's candidate, Francisco Labastida Ochoa. Electio…

A More Perfect Union

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama Barack Obama Related Links Notable Speeches by African Americans Campaign 2012 Democratic…