The ‘Brown Babies’ who were left behind | BBC

Lesley York, BBC Many of the babies were put in children’s homes, such as Holnicote House in Somerset. Featured Image When Babs Gibson-Ward was born in 1944, her mother’s navy officer husband did not question whether he was her father. “He honestly believed I was his child, I think because my complexion at that time […]

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The Story Of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’ | NPR

Deborah Williams, NPR Stevie Wonder performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 25, 1974. Waring Abbott/Getty. Featured Image By the early 1970s, Stevie Wonder had already spent nearly a decade churning out hits for Motown Records as Little Stevie. But at age 22 he no longer wanted to follow the Motown […]

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The failure of Reconstruction was a ruthless act of sabotage | The Washington Post

Michael Gerson, The Washington Post A 1919 Lithograph poster showing a young Booker T. Washington in Falls Church, Va. (Kate Patterson/for The Washington Post). Featured Image In Conservatives sometimes accuse the academic left of ignoring the good in U.S. history and emphasizing the horrors. But in some respects, the typical telling of the American story […]

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Dr. Granville Coggs of San Antonio was Tuskegee Airman and Renaissance man | My San Antonio

Vincent Davis, My San Antonio Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, STAFF / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, Featured Image There wasn’t a challenge from which Dr. Granville Coleridge Coggs ever walked away. During World War II, when the U.S. military was racially segregated, Coggs, the grandson of slaves, completed pilot training to become one of the fabled Tuskegee […]

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