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Black History Month

 In these last two weeks of January, we're kicking off Black History Month a little early. "I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge" - Oprah Winfrey. … [Read More...]

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Selma: Questions and Discussion Starters

We highly recommend the Film SELMA. But more importantly it is important to critically discuss and talk with your family, friends and peers about the film. We recommend that you view the fi lm and continue to explore the stories and perspective that it did not cover. No matter how familiar you are with the various facets of the Civil Rights Movement, you will learn something from Selma. The fi lm gives us a very real behind-the-scenes glimpse into one key battle of the Civil Rights Movement, the Voters’ Rights March of 1965. This was no spontaneous revolution, few ever are. Civil rights … [Read More...]

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Red light,Green Light

The next time you’re waiting at a red light, tell the kiddies it was invented by Garrett Morgan (1877- 1963). Morgan’s other invention, the gas mask, also saves lives. Many soldiers survived the First World War thanks to the gas mask, which prevented deadly mustard gas from entering their lungs.   … [Read More...]

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A Woman Named Moses

A woman called Moses? You bet. Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was born a slave but later escaped to Philadelphia, only to return to Maryland to rescue her family. But she didn’t stop there. She earned the name Moses because she risked her life traveling at night helping hundreds of Southern slaves escape to the north and Canada through a network of safe people and safe houses called the Underground Railroad.   … [Read More...]

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P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter

Salutations Readers! I'm Chelsea J welcoming YOU to the January 2015 issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter. January Topic: The 2015th Amendment  Happy New Year! 2015 is here! Maybe you have already contemplated throwing away your New Year’s resolutions and falling into line with the rest of the predicted bunch of people who do away with their goals for the New Year. Every little step you take towards progress is a step away from failure. One thing I know that's true, truer than any positive advice is that the time is now. Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today. Sometimes … [Read More...]

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Statement about Dr. King

In 1963 Martin Luther King delivered the infamous ,"I had a Dream" speech in Washington D.C. This speech is recognized by people from all different walks of life. The word dream is defined as, "contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case." Dr. King used his dream to open doors and road blocks so that many individuals could become leaders. We must continue to take on his challenge and tackle our dreams. I often say to myself, "Did Dr. King know his killer James Earl Ray would follow up with his plot to murder him?" My better judgments reminds me of … [Read More...]

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