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Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode (July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994), was a decathlete, football star, and activist who become a film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie Spartacus, released in 1960. In 1946, almost a year before Jackie Robinson broke the color lines in baseball, Strode was one of the first Blacks to play in the NFL after the ban in 1934. He was also a professional wrestler and served in the United States Army during World War II.


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BHMD MICRO DOCS - DAISY BATES

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957.

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We are proud to announce that Black History Mini Docs’ documentary "King Of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story" is a winner at the Pan African Film Festival and the San Francisco Black Film Festival.

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BHMD PREMIERES NEW PODCAST EPISODE HOSTED BY WRITER AH-KEISHA MCCANTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2020.

Whole Body Literacy & Education (WHBLE) founder, writer, Ah-Keisha McCants, guest hosts this conversation with Erika L. Ewing, CEO, Founder and Creative at Got To Stop, LLC. Got To Stop is a social impact consulting company and fashion lifestyle brand that uses the arts, advocacy, and education to raise awareness about injustice.

In this History Made episode, Erika speaks about the monumental Black Lives Matter Mural Event happening in Harlem beginning Wednesday, July 2nd, through Saturday, July 4th, Got To Stop, LLC will join a number of outstanding community organizations in Harlem to line Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard with the words, Black Lives Matter.


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THE MUSICAL POETRY OF CURTIS MAYFIELD

Celebrating the musical poetry of Curtis Mayfield born June 3, 1942. He was one of the greatest songwriters ever, as well as a phenomenal record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for composing the soundtrack to the original classic film Super Fly.


He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions and later worked as a solo artist. In 1964, with the hit song "Keep on Pushing," Mayfield became one of the first R&B singer-songwriters to bring a racial and political consciousness to his music. "Keep on Pushing," along with other inspirational anthems such as "People Get Ready" and "I'm So Proud," established Mayfield as both a pioneer of soul music and a singular voice of Black awareness and pride.


In 1970, Mayfield began a solo career, recording a series of albums and working as a producer for artists such as… 


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