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Decades Later, Memphis to Compensate Black Sanitation Strikers of 1968

“Every night I go down there, I see someone taking pictures,” said Mr. Nickleberry, one of the hundreds of black sanitation men who mounted a strike in 1968 to protest working conditions in a Southern city that was deeply split by race. “And that does something to me when I think about what happened.”

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Recently Discovered Journal Reveals Tragic Story of Poland’s Anne Frank

In the last days of July 1942, Nazis torched synagogues and seized Jewish businesses in Przemysl, a city in southeastern Poland that had been divided between Nazi and Soviet occupation. As some 22,000 Jews were rounded up for deportation to death camps, 18-year-old Renia Spiegel sat terrified in her hiding place.

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It’s Hard to Study if You’re Hungry

Last fall, students at two of the nation’s premier historically black colleges, Spelman and Morehouse, went on a hunger strike. They weren’t protesting policymakers in Washington. They were pressuring their schools to allow students to donate unused meal plan vouchers to those on campus who needed them.

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‘Broke’ Jobs Had No Phone

The mastermind of the iPhone, Steve Jobs, did not even own a phone at all when he dropped out of college and was searching for a paying gig.

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Women’s History Month Presentation at Harlem Village Academy West Charter Elementary School

A kindergarten class at Harlem Village Academy Charter school celebrates Women’s History Month with Columbia University Chaplain, Jewelnel Davis.

Distinguished as the first African-American female University Chaplain, Jewelnel Davis’s message to the students was about empowering the human spirit as an individual and as a group.

Students listened and provided sound effects with their instruments as Andria Stewart, read Lesa- Cline-Ransome’s lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, Before She Was Harriet. The story underscored the Chaplain’s evocative message of courage—“you can be the first of anything you want to be…”

The children gleefully enjoyed exploring the sounds of a variety of unique percussion instruments supplied by Chaplain Davis.

Keyboard accompaniment by OUC’s director of Sacred Music, Ishmael Wallace.

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KGF Amman 2018 Video Montage

Check out the video of the KGF trip to Amman, Jordan in January 2018 by clicking here.

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Welcome Reception for Muslim Life Coordinator Amina Darwish

Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform

Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a prisoner of the Plaszów concentration camp in Poland.

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