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The Nicholas Brothers: Tap Dancers Extraordinaire

Fayard and Harold Nicholas, who performed as the Nicholas Brothers throughout most of the 20th century, were two of the greatest tap dancers in history. Their college-educated parents were both also accomplished musicians who performed during the famed Harlem Renaissance. Fayard and his younger brother Harold had no formal musical or dance training but taught themselves

 
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The Forgotten “Insufficient Funds” Statements of the MLK “Dream Speech”

Today, the 3rd Monday of January, is a Federal holiday to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Civil Rights Leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is much to celebrate, much to remember about this historic figure, although during his lifetime, he was hated and vilified by many,

 
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Emancipation Proclamation: 1863

In September 1862, Congress ratified the Emancipation Proclamation that had been penned by President Abraham Lincoln that would set free the slaves in the ten states that were in rebellion against the United States of America. Slaves in Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and Missouri were not emancipated by this proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was set to

 
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