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Frank M. Johnson Biography

Produced on October 30, 1918, in Haleyville, Alabama, Frank M. Johnson was an attorney before becoming a state national judge. He made important opinions during his tenure holding racial segregation unconstitutional and which favored African American voting equity, after becoming known for his prison and hospital reforms. A receiver of ...

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Dorothy Dandridge Biography

Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry recognized Dandridge’s heritage. Her power to break new ground for African American girls in movie has drawn comparisons between her and baseball great Jackie Robinson. In her youth, Dandridge experienced some problems. She never knew her dad. Her mom, actress Ruby Dandridge, left ...

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Russell Baker Biography

Russell Baker was born on August 14, 1925 in Morrisonville, Virginia. He worked for the Baltimore Sun before joining the Washington bureau of the New York Times in 1954. From the early 1960s, Baker was writing a syndicated column as well as in 1979 he won the Pulitzer Prize for ...

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Kelly Miller Biography

The minister attended Johns Hopkins University for postgraduate work, the very first black man to do this. The minister spent his teaching career at Howard University, and eventually expired at his house on the campus, in Washington, D.C., on December 29, 1939. Howard was the sixth of 10 kids. His ...

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