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pict2720What a wonderful night! I was fortunate enough to spend it with my classmates, my friends, and my professors. I never saw so many beutiful people all in one place at the same time. I can only describe it as what heaven would be like. I was wowed when Myrna showed up looking glam, proud when Alicia’s name was called over the loudspeakers, and speechless when Jasmin sashayed to recieve her award. A great night, with great people, and great memories that will last a lifetime.

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Hey guys, this pass weekend I took my kids to Madame Tussauds to see the Black History exhibit.  They had alot of fun see all the different wax statues and get their picture taken with famous people like Martin L. King Jr., Rosa Park, and yes, even our President Barack Obama.  They learned a thing or two about the people that made a difference in history.

Picture with the President

Picture with the President

 

   The History of Barack Obama

     Barack Hussein Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii.  After High School, Obama studied at Occidential College in Los Angeles for 2 years.  He then transferred to Columbia University in New York.  Graduating in 1983 with a degree in Political Science.

    After working at Business International Corporation and NYPIRG, Obamamoved to Chicago in 1985.  There, he worked as a community organizer with low-income residents in Chicago’s Roseland Community and the Altgeld Garden Public Housing Development on the City’s South Side.

    Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1988.  In February 1990, He was elected the first African-American editor on the Harvard Law Review.  Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991.

    After Law School, Obama returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer, joining the firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland.  He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School and he helped organize voter registration drives during Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign.

     Obama’s advocacy work led him to run for the Illinois State senate as a Democrat.  He was elected in 1996 from the South Side Neighborhood of Hyde Park.

     In November 2004 general election, Obama received 70% of the vote to Keyes 27%, the largest electoral victory in Illinois history.  Obama became only the third African American elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.

     In Febraury 2007, Obama made headlines when he announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination.  He was locked in a tight battle with former first lady and current U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton until he became the Presumptive Nominee on June 3, 2008.

     In August 2008, Obama became the first African-American Democratic Presidential nominee.  He went on to defeat Senator McCain to become the first African-American President elect.

     On January 20th 2009, Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United State America.

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THE 20th NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN

and UCC Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Hosted by: Union County College Black Student Heritage Organization

Direne Price – President

Supported by

UCC Student Government – Eco/Govt/Hist & English, Fine Arts Modern Language Depts-MacKay Library

Sponsored by: The Black Caucus of National Council Teachers of English and by NCTE

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Sixth Annual Fredrick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Featuring The Newark Boys Chorus

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there is only one word to describe the sixth annual Fredrick Douglass Birthday Celebration which I had the honor and privilege to attend, that word is simply WOW! A great reading at 12 noon, some tasty soul food at five, and then for desert a performance by the Newark Boys Chorus and the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club. I enjoyed the events of the day with friends, professors, and great  performers and I wanted you all to feel the same excitement that I did, so I recorded it for you and published it here for your enjoyment.

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A powerful readings, plus great speakers, equated to a wonderful time, didn’t want you guys to miss it, so I am posting it here!

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