Category Archives: History

Hackers, and Facebook, and Wikileaks OH MY

“I love the idea of young smart people taking on an institution” EXTREMELY interesting piece where Pharrell interviews writers Ben Mezrich and Andy Greenberg who speak on privacy exposure in such a fascinating and dynamic way from the pro’s and … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Slave Code

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… By the 1600s, Africans were being transported to America as slaves, and eventually the African slave trade became a major part of the economy in North America. Slaves did not accept their fate without protest. As … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Alexandria Library Sit-in

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Well before the famous Woolworth’s counter sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina occurred, the first organized sit-in by African-Americans happened 21 years earlier approximately 300 miles away. On March 17, 1939, attorney Samuel Wilbert Tucker and retired … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Ella P. Stewart

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Ella Nora Phillips Stewart was born on March 6, 1893 in Stringtown, West Virginia. With a love of nature and an exceptional interest in learning, she attended high school at the age of twelve at the … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Andrew Jackson Beard

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave in Jefferson County, Alabama, and spent the first 15 years of his life as a slave on a small farm. A year after he was emancipated, he married and … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Tuskegee Experiment

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With February being Black History Month (BHM), I usually try to provide others with information which usually is not well-known. You can look back at last year’s posts and see information about many firsts in black history; the first black … Continue reading

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