Ida B. Wells’s 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder

Today, Thursday, July 16, 2015, Google is honoring the 153rd birthday of civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist, Ida B. Wells, with a Doodle of her typing away on typewriter with a piece of luggage by her side. In a tribute to Wells, Google wrote, “She was a fierce opponent of segregation and wrote prolificallyContinue reading “Ida B. Wells’s 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder”

Ruby Dee Dead at 91: Legendary Stage and Screen Actress — and Civil Rights Leader

New York Daily News reports:  Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer anyContinue reading “Ruby Dee Dead at 91: Legendary Stage and Screen Actress — and Civil Rights Leader”