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Alex Haley Was Born on This Date

Alex Haley, author of Roots, was born on this date in 1921. Advertisements

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Died on This Date

W.E.B. Du Bois died this date in 1963. The first African-American to earn a doctorate from Harvard, Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was also the author … Continue reading

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Alice Walker Born on This Date

Author Alice Walker was born on this date in 1944. Walker won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple. Visit her official website here: http://alicewalkersgarden.com/

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Her Eyes Were Watching God

American author, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neal Hurston died on this date in 1960. Her most famous novel is Their Eyes Were Watching God, which was included in a 2005 Time Magazine list of the 100 best English-language novels published … Continue reading

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Poet Angelou Inaugrates President’s “Pulse”

On this date in 1993, poet Maya Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Watch it here:

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