Celebrating Black History Month – Oscar Micheaux, Pioneering Film Maker

Oscar Micheaux was born January 2nd, 1884, in Metropolis, Illinois. In his early life, he worked several jobs – coal miner, stockyards worker, and Pullman porter, before he settled in Gregory County, North Dakota, after acquiring more than 300 initial acres of land in 1905. His experiences working the land, which he had to learn […]

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Celebrating Black History Month – Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman is the hero in a recent 2019 Hollywood feature film, and quite deservedly so. Harriet was born into slavery as Araminta “Minty” Ross around March, 1822, and lived until March 10, 1913. She was born in Maryland and endured the typical hard life of a slave – beatings and whippings from an early […]

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