BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Cornell University Makes 19th Century Black America Photo Archive Available to Public

Photographs are important historical documents, as much as anything written on parchment or carved in stone. Sometimes, they show wonderful people, places, and things that words cannot adequately describe. For more historical photos, check out this link here.


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Cornell University in New York has made a priceless photographic archive available to the public.  It shows the lives of black Americans as they rose through society after the antebellum era. To see all photographs, go to: Loewentheil Collection of African American Photographs

To see original article, go to: A taste of freedom: black America in the 19th century – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

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African-American College Students Garner a Record Seven Rhodes Scholarships for 2017

Excellent academic achievements! I applaud each and every one of these seven brilliant, hard-working individuals.


rhodes-scholars-2016-post-768x166 (L to R) Cameron D. Clarke, Aryn A. Frazier, Christian E. Nattiel, Olivia A. Klevorn, Aaron C. Robertson, Ahmed M. Ahmed, and Caylin L. Moore (photos via

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Recently, the Rhodes Trust announced the 32 American winners of Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University in England. Being named a Rhodes Scholar is considered among the highest honors that can be won by a U.S. college student.

The scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of Cecil Rhodes, an industrialist who made a vast fortune in colonial Africa. According to the will of Rhodes, applicants must have “high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor.”

This year, about 2,500 students applied to be Rhodes Scholars. More than 880 students were endorsed by 311 college or university for consideration for…

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