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Black History Month Daily Fact: W.E.B Du Bois

Black History Month Daily Fact: W.E.B Du Bois

Written by Dileen Muhsin, Feature Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Media, Student Life

William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, author, and editor. After completing college at both University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became...

Teenager sets standard for future protests and Civil Rights

Teenager sets standard for future protests and Civil Rights

Written by Lena Tayib, Feature Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features

DID YOU KNOW… Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin? It all happened 9 months before Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up. Claudette Colvin was a fifteen year school girl who rode the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. On March 2, 1955, she refused to give her seat up for a white pa...

Black History Month of the Day!

Black History Month of the Day!

Written by History Channel
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Each day we will post a fact about an important African American in our United States History.   ORIGINS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harva...

Overton Bobcats, do you know who your legislators are for the 110th General Assembly?

Overton Bobcats, do you know who your legislators are for the 110th General Assembly?

Written by Meadya Doski, Political Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Feature

Who are your Tennessee Senators and House of Representatives leaders? You may know some about US government and politics, but how much do you know about Tennessee’s government? For starters here is the general lists and descriptions of state legislators you should know. The 110th General Assembly ...

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