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Today, October 12th, we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997); an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

Today, October we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 1908 – April an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

Street art by Wrdsmth - Burbank, CA, 2014 #streetart #graffiti #socialmedia

Street art by Wrdsmth - Burbank, California: Remember before computers, before even the Selectric typewriters with their white out tape?

The Names of God: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups  -               By: Ann Spangler

The Names of God: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups

The Names of God: 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups - By: Ann Spangler

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner) by Virginia Hamilton

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales – written by Virginia Hamilton (Yellow Springs and Dayton), illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon

Ethan Michaeli, who was once a reporter for The Chicago Defender in the 1990s, has written a new book “The Defender: How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.”   Named for its founder’s aspiration to be a “defender” of the race, the “Chicago Defender” was exactly that in the early years of its long history – opposing lynching and Jim Crow, as well segregation in the U.S. military during World [...]

Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli

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