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Today in Black History: Clarence “Willie” Norris

Clarence “Willie” Norris, the last survivor of the Scottsboro Boys, was given a full pardon by Alabama Governor, George Wallace, on this date in 1976. Forty-five years earlier, Norris and eight other Black men were falsely charged with raping two white women.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Man from Scottsboro: Clarence Norris

 
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Today in Black History: Langston Hughes’ Mulatto

Langston Hughes’ Mulatto, the first Black-authored play to become a long-run Broadway hit, opened on this date in 1935.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to the Sun Do Move (Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Vol 5)” by Langston Hughes

 
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20 Black Child Prodigies #4

Stephen R. Stafford II While most of his peers slog through seventh grade, Stephen Stafford, 13, earns credits toward his pre-med, computer science and mathematics degrees at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The wide-smiling, fast-talking, classical piano-playing Lithonia, Ga., resident has been labeled a “prodigy” (a term he doesn’t really like). Source: blackeconomicdevelopment.com

 
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