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Today in Black History: The first day of Kwanzaa, “Umoja”

The first day of Kwanzaa, “Umoja,” which means “unity” is observed by many Blacks on this date annually. Kwanzaa was founded by Maulana (Ron) Karenga on this date in 1966. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Kwanzaa (Rookie Read-About Holidays)” by Lisa M. Herrington

 
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Today in Black History: Madame C. J. Walker

Madame C. J. Walker, whose birth name was Sarah Breedlove, was born near Delta, LA, on this date in 1867. Her hot straightening comb, conditioning compounds, and other hair and skin care products made her the wealthiest Black woman in America.   Click Here to purchase your copy of “Madam C. J. Walker and New

 
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Today in Black History: Henry Highland Garnet

Henry Highland Garnet, activist, Presbyterian pastor, diplomat, and abolitionist, was born a slave in Kent County, MD, on this date in 1815. In 1843, Garnet called for a slave revolt and general slave strike at the National Black Convention in Buffalo, NY. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Walker’s Appeal, with a Brief Sketch

 
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