• dawn wrote a new post, Indocrination 9 years ago

    Education I have learned always has an underlying message. During the 1920’s it was used to Americanized the waves of immigrates that were coming in to the United States. Education is a powerful weapon that can be wielded as a force to mold population to have a certain mind set or accept a certain way […]

  • I want to grow up and be just like her. She takes no crap and tells it like it is. I may be kind of obsessed with her. She has been my favorite person to learn about this semester.

  • dawn commented on the post, Eleanor Jordan 9 years ago

    your right it is funny how little things like that can have such a deciding impact upon someones life. this reminds me of when we watch anne Braden tell about a moment she had when she was working for a news paper reporting murders and she commented to her friend that there had ONLY been […]

  • dawn commented on the post, F. W. Woolworth Building 9 years ago

    Why dont we use such boycotting practices on companies know who use child labor?

  • It is so patronizing and cruel! But it must have been their only option. I search for evidence of any African American newspaper in Lexington and was unable to find one though i was able to find one for Louisville.…[Read more]

  • i love fashion even thoough i only ever wear sweat pants to class. I really wanted to see a picture of this stylish Lois Morris sadly I was unable to do so. I was able to find the artical from the New York Times that talked about her derby parties and it was going to […]

  • Its funny how such dangerous radical thing are know common place today. I wonder what radical things of our time will be come common place in the future?

  • dawn commented on the post, Founding the NAACP 9 years ago

    I have often wondered if i had been born before the Civil War and raised in the south. Would I have been like William Walling? I think YES of course, i would never have condoned something as evil as slavery.

  • dawn commented on the post, Libraries in the South 9 years ago

    This reminds me of how during the time of slavery it was illegal to teach a slave how to read. Education has aways been a key to success that white racist have wanted to keep on lock down.

  • I am surprised that she was even allowed to speak in front of the General assembly. It seems that if a woman at that time was not allowed to have have her own wages she would not be allowed to speak in such a formal setting as that in front of men. I am certainly […]

  • I am surprised that she was even allowed to speak in front of the General assembly. It seems that if a woman at that time was not allowed to have have her own wages she would not be allowed to speak in such a formal setting as that in front of men. I am certainly […]

  • Alice was an impressive woman! according to one of your sources she had to spend the night at a bus station once because she was not given a hotel room. It is unknown to me how many difficulties probably arouse for many Africans American just trying to do their jobs or go about there business.

  • In 1941, a teenager named Charles Eubanks volunteered to play a part in an attempt to integrate the University of Kentucky. He applied to the UK College of Engineering and was turned down because he was African American and the Kentucky Day Law did not allow African Americans and whites to attend the same school. The […]

  • dawn wrote a new post, Doris Wilkinson 9 years ago

    Doris Wilkinson seems to have always been a leader. She was born in Lexington Kentucky in 1936 to Regina L. and Howard T. Wilkinson. She loved to read and write poetry and was very popular, even voted prom queen, at Dunbar High school where she graduated in 1954.  In high school she had the drive […]

  • Mrs. Lucy Harth Smith, an African American activist and educator, was born in Virginia in 1888 . She moved to Kentucky where she worked to improve the school systems for the black community and aimed to include black history in historical textbooks. She attended Hampton Institute, graduated from Kentucky State College, and then got her master’s degree […]

  • I found this site that list several important African American historical sites around Lexington. It had churches listed which could be good resources.

    http://www.visitlex.com/afamheritage-trail/10EastSecond.php

  • Concerning the question of where woman would be today if both Black and Whites had worked together. I think that the long hard road that black and white woman have taken to get to where we are would have been much shorter and we would have progressed even farther than we are now at this […]

  • Your right we are lucky to live in a time of equality. Imagine the pressure woman in the fifties or forties felt coming to school here with few females!

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