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Muhammad, Elijah

(Encyclopedia) Muhammad, Elijah, 1897–1975, American black-nationalist and religious leader, b. near Sandersville, Ga. Originally named Elijah Poole, he left home at 16 and worked at…

Washington, Booker Taliaferro

(Encyclopedia) Washington, Booker Taliaferro, 1856–1915, American educator, b. Franklin co., Va. Washington was born into slavery; his mother was a mulatto slave on a plantation, his…

South African War

(Encyclopedia) South African War or Boer War, 1899–1902, war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State against Great Britain. Background…

Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler was the science fiction author who wrote the novels Parable of the Talents, Kindred, and Fledgling. She is considered one of the founders of Afrofuturism -- fantasy and science fiction…

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes published more than three dozen books during his life, starting out with poetry and then expanding into novels, short stories, and plays. He is closely associated with the Harlem…

The PJs

FoxSpring DebutTuesday 8:30-9:00 p.m.Cast:Michael Paul Chan, Loretta Devine, Ja'net Dubois, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Jenifer Lewis, Michele Morgan, Eddie Murphy and Pepe Serna PJs stands…

Donald Sterling

Name at birth: Donald TokowitzDonald Sterling is the NBA owner who was banned from the league for life in 2014 for making racially insensitive remarks. Donald Sterling was born David Tokowitz in…

Black Power

by Stokely Carmichael It's a privilege and an honor to be in the white intellectual ghetto of the West. This is a student conference, as it should be, held on a campus, and we'll never…

Paradise (Book)

Author:Toni MorrisonPublisher:Knopf After Toni Morrison's first public reading of Paradise, a woman rose from the pews of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church and said: “I want to thank you. I…

Reconstruction

(Encyclopedia) Reconstruction, 1865–77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War , the defeated South was a ruined land.…