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Legacy of Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson commemorated

April 17, 2011

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson took the field in his first Major League Baseball game. History was made as he and Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, partnered to break the sport’s color barrier and set the stage for the U.S. civil rights movement.

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An empowering intercollegiate networking experience

April 11, 2011

Last week Youth Action (YA) announced a festive and inspiring student networking event entitled, “The A-List: Successfully Connected,” which will be held on Friday, April 22nd at The Hall of Flags, campus of the University of Pennsylvania, 3417 Spruce Street.

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Fannie Lou Hamer –an American heroine

April 4, 2011

Hamer was a warrior for truth and justice – a true American heroine. Her work as a grassroots civil rights activist and political organizer brought national attention to the stark reality of the political disenfranchisement of Black people in America.

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Black cemetery scandal in Chicago

March 27, 2011

An archaeologists’ report says investigators found bodies dumped in an unused corner of a suburban Chicago cemetery in greater numbers than first thought. Burr Oak Cemetery manager Carolyn Towns and several others were charged in July 2009 in an alleged scheme to unearth bodies…

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