Fannie Jackson Coppin

Here is another fascinating piece of Black History that I came across on Facebook. Fannie Jackson Coppin - Teacher of African American Children teacher and principal at the Institute for Colored YouthFor 37 years Fannie Jackson Coppin was teacher, then principal at the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, making her the first African … Continue reading Fannie Jackson Coppin

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Henrietta Lacks

From Wikipedia... Henrietta Lacks (born Loretta Pleasant; August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African American woman whose cancer cells were the source of the HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines in medical research. The HeLa cell line is an immortalized cell line, meaning that unlike most cells, which … Continue reading Henrietta Lacks

International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women's Day! IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange About International Women's Day: International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2017