Black History Legends….Day 16

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee 

( June 1, 1942-

1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee with her well known sister Diana Ross.  They grew up in Detroit and Barbara earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1965.

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Pictured above:  Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.

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Pictured above: Lee, the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology then later in 2002 became the dean of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Pictured Above: Barbara received many award and honors such as Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1998), Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Member, Trilateral International Medical Workforce Group, Member, NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health Member, DHHS Advisory Committee on Rural Health, Distinguished Public Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Honorary Doctorate of Science, New York Institute of Technology.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.

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Marriage and Relationships are like owning a business….ladies & gentleman

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Image result for heart imagesHappy Valentine’s Day to all the relationships that exist in this world from married, to just dating, great friendships or parents who are so in love with their children as I am.  We have to treat every relationship with care and make sure we keep our attention to those we love and cherish for they are who we have when life gets rough and who helps us celebrate our accomplishments.

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*Marriage and relationships are like a business and I am not talking about the rich and famous who get together for the benefit of their finances but I am talking about maintaining ( 6 ) good practices day in-day out.*

#1 The Interview– When you go on a job interview, the employer ask questions about you and qualifications, just like when you go on a date.  This first date will determine whether there is a second or not…so make a good impression always.
#2 Customer Satisfaction- When you are in business, your customers are the most important for sustaining your business, in a relationship, couples need to know when their needs aren’t being met and what they need to improve on.
#3 Communication- When you are in business, make sure that you are knowledgeable about the products and services you are are selling and where they are coming from, in a relationship, it is important to keep all lines of conversation open to let the partner know where you are in your thoughts and feelings about certain topics.  If something bothers you or is offensive and hurts you let them know.  This allows for each person to get to know where each other’s placement and views come from.

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#4 Quotas- With any successful business, there are deadlines, schedules and maintenance needed to keep the business fresh and new, meanwhile, in a relationship, whether you are abstinent or having intercourse regularly, it is very important to have time set aside for Maintenance needed on both ends.  Making plans for date night every week incorporating family events or just some self-reflection time makes for a healthier relationship.  It also gives an opportunity for excitement and adrenaline rush like when you know you are about to go on vacation from work.  Time is precious-use it wisely.
#5 On-boarding of New Recruits- When in business, employees specialties come into play when it comes to a successful operation.  Now, when it comes to relationships-I am not talking about three-somes and freaky stuff-O.M.L.  I am talking about friendships with couples alike.  Making connections with others like yourself and spending time exchanging stories while having a good time, it helps relationships grow.  It is okay to be each other’s best friend at times because being able to laugh with one another is a plus for a healthy union.
#6 The Bottom-line- When you are running a business, there are going to be times of success and failures.  Mistakes made in business can be costly, so you have to get together as a team and figure out what is needed to get back on track.  In relationships, we are all human and make mistakes and as a team we must communicate, apologize and forgive mistakes.  Find out from each other what is needed to do better next time. Open lines of communication keep the relationship and individual changing for the better.  Closing the door, leads to heartache and shutdown.

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Black History Legends….Day 13

  “Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival. … To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”  (Chief Justice Earl Warren-June 12, 1967)

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Pictured above:  Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving the first interracial couple to win the Supreme Court on passing a law to allow whites and colored to be married according the rights of man.  Loving-v-Virginia a 1967 court case with the help of the ACLU, it was brought to the attention of the Supreme Court after Mr. and Mrs. Loving fought to have the right in Virginia to be together as husband and wife and did not want to be separated because of hate. On April 10, 1967, the case was heard and on June 12, 1967, it was declared that the Pace-v-Alabama of 1883 was unconstitutional, violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment and overruled by ending all illegal restrictions on marriage in all states except Alabama, which later joined after Nixon got involved.

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Pictured above: Richard and Mildred Loving with their children Donald, Peggy and Sydney.
Pictured above: The “Loving” movie that recreated what they went through in their struggle to be together.  On June 12, 1967, they declared it “Loving Day” in honor of Richard and Mildred Loving.

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Pictured above: Books that are available on Amazon about Mr. and Mrs. Loving.

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Pictured above: Richard Perry Loving died in 1975 at the age of 41 after being killed by a drunk driver, his wife Mildred Jeter Loving lost the sight in her right eye in the same accident and later died at the age of 68 years old from pneumonia on May 2, 2008 in Central Point.

Black History Legends….Day 11

John Mercer Langston

(December 14, 1829- November 15, 1899)

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Pictured above:  John Mercer Langston was an abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist, diplomat and politician in the United States.  He was the youngest of 4 children who was born to freed blacks in Louisa County Virginia 1829.  The house above belonged to him and is now an National Historic Landmark in Oberlin, Ohio.

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Pictured above:  Now and then. The John Mercer Langston Elementary School in Washington D.C. located at 33 P Street NW which opened in 1902 for black students.

 

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Pictured above:  Some of John Mercer Langston books available on Amazon.

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Pictured above: A family legacy with Langston Hughes his great uncle John Mercer Langston and the great-grandfather of Langston Hughes, Charles Henry Langston.

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Pictured above: Langston University established in 1897 in Oklahoma.

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Pictured above:  Langston’s Alma Mater Oberlin college in Ohio where he received his B.A and M.A.

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Pictured above: Howard University in the 1800’s where John M. Langston was the 1st Dean of this all black law school he started.  He was also the 1st African-American lawyer.

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Pictured above:  John 68 and his wife 82 Caroline Matilda Wall whom he married and had 5 children with in 1854, buried together in Washington D.C.

 

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Black History Legends….Day 10

Charles F. Gardner 

( 1886-1951)Elfrida, Arizona

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Pictured above: Charles F. Gardner- the owner of the only Negro store of its kind in the electrician and locksmith business.  This shop was located in Chicago, Illinois on 2933 State Street during circa 1899.

 

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson born February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993 in Philadelphia.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson performing her first open-air concert in front of Lincoln Memorial on April 8, 1939 and continued breaking the record in the United States when on January 7, 1955 as the first African -American who she sang at the Metropolitan Opera House.  After her death she was honored with her own postage stamp.

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Pictured above: Marian met many people, received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1978 for her lifetime achievements. She won a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 along with another African-American named Ralph Bunche.  She also  but was banned from singing at the Constitution Hall in 1939 because of the (DAR) so she sang at Lincoln Memorial with the honor of having The President and First Lady Roosevelt’s support.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson books and music dedicated to the memory of great opera singer.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson died at the age of 96 April 8 at the home of her nephew conductor James DePreist and is buried Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. She was married to Orpheus Hodge King.

 

 

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Black History Legends….Day 9

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Pictured above: 1899 Football Team of Claflin University.  The first charter college to allow all races to attend also who formed an African-American college football team.

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Pictured above: Claflin University founded in 1869 by a Vermont minister Alonzo Webster.  He wanted to set up an education to help freed slaves receive citizenship.  This college named after a Boston Philanthropist Lee Claflin and his son William Claflin was the first to have graduates.  It is know as an HBCU-(Historically Black College or University)

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Pictured above: Lee Claflin(1791-1871) and his son William Claflin(1818-1905)

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Pictured above: Claflin University Marching Band of the late 1800’s.

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Pictured above: Arthur Rose Museum (The Council of Independent Colleges) late 1800’s

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Pictured above: Original Campus of Claflin University in the late 1800’s

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Black History Month….Day 7

Thomas Mundy Peterson a.k.a Thomas Henry Peterson

(October 6, 1824-February 4, 1904)

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Pictured above: African-American men standing in line for the first time to vote on March 31, 1870 including Thomas Mundy Peterson who was first in line.
Pictured above: Thomas Mundy Peterson was honored with a Gold Medallion from the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey after raising money for the town.  He said that it was a symbol of great accomplishment for him so he wore it proudly all the time.
Pictured Above: (Then and now) Thomas Mundy Peterson was also given the honor of having a school named after him in 1989 on State Street  Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  They declared March 31 a city holiday named after Thomas Mundy Peterson.
Pictured Above: Him and his wife were buried at the St. Pete’s church in New Jersey with an honorary grave site by the citizens of Perth Amboy.

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