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Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: George Moses Horton (Day 27)

George Moses Horton   George Moses Horton was a poet. He was born into slavery on William Horton's plantation in Northampton County, North Carolina. As a very young child, he and several family members were moved to a tobacco farm in rural Chatham County, when his owner relocated. Horto... Read more...

Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Paul Laurence Dunbar (Day 14)

Paul Laurence Dunbar   Paul Laurence Dunbar was a poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Much of his popular work in his lifetime used a Negro dialect, which helped him become one of the first nationally-accepted African American writers. Much of his writin... Read more...

Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Nikki Giovanni (Day 13)

Nikki Giovanni   Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni is a poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Her primary focus is on the individual and the power one has to make a difference in oneself and in the lives of others. Giovanni’s poetry expresses strong racial pride, respect for f... Read more...