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1925 – Born on May 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. A black militant leader who articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the early 1960s. 1946 – While in prison for burglary, he was converted to the Black Muslim faith (Nation of Islam); this sect professed the superiority of black people and the inherent ..

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1940 – Born on April 1st in Nyeri, Kenya. Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. 1964-1966 – Maathai was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica College (now Benedictine College; B.S. in biology) and at the ..

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1795 – Born on March 12th in Dundee, East Scotland, United Kingdom. 1820 – Mackenzie arrived in upper Canada and, after a few years in business at Dundas, moved to Queenston. 1824 – He published the first issue of the Colonial Advocate, which immediately became a leading voice of the new Reform movement.          ..

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1946 – Born in Minnesota on the 7th of October. 1977 – MacKinnon graduated from Yale Law School after having written a paper on the topic of sexual harassment for Professor Thomas I. Emerson. 1980 – Linda Boreman made public statements that her ex-husband Chuck Traynor had violently coerced her into making Deep Throat and ..

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1902 – Born on May 28th in Englewood, New Jersey. American humanist philosopher, author, and socialist, who was the son of the chairman of the J.P. Morgan investment bank but devoted his life to fighting for radical causes. 1924 – At the Geneva School of International Studies, Lamont went to Oxford, where he took Philosophy, ..

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1946 – Born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on the 4th of  July. 1964 – Served in US Marine Corps in Vietnam War. 1968 – In combat on the 20th of January, he was shot and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. 1972 – Disrupted Richard Nixon’s renomination acceptance speech ..

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1936 – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. An American non-fiction writer and educator. 1958 – Graduated summa cum laude at Harvard University. 1964 – Jonathan Kozol left his comfortable surroundings in Cambridge, Massachusetts to begin work as a teacher in low-income, predominately black Roxbury, first in a freedom school and later in a public elementary school. ..

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