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Burma 1946 King George VI British Civil Administration SG 57a Fine Mint

Burma 1938 King, George V SG 56 Fine Mint Scott 56 Other Stamps of Burma HERE

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Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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from About.com Education

16 Great Quotes From African American Women

The godmother of the women's movement. Driven. Intelligent. Passionate. Caring. An amazing role model for women everywhere.

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Geoffrey Chaucer. Poet and administrator. Whilst living in the Aldgate, as the ‘Comptroller of the Customs and Subside of Wools, Skins and Tanned Hides’ that Chaucer published ‘A Monks Tale’ and worked on ‘Canterbury Tales’.  Dates approximate.  Via Facebook Comments Pernille Ahlstrom has provided: 'Chaucer was also a civil servant, diplomat and courtier, closely connected to Edward III and his queen, Philippa of Hainault. His son, Thomas Chaucer, was an envoy to France, ...

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from WSJ

Nostalgia for New Deal Job Plan

The Civil Works Administration (CWA), created during a lunchtime meeting in November 1933, put 4.3 million people to work 10 weeks later on roads, schools, parks, playgrounds and athletic fields. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT's better-known WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed millions more and left durable monuments all over the country. . . . (PHOTO: WPA construction workers in 1936. The Roosevelt program was one of several that employed millions during the Great Depression.)

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Lani Guinier is an American lawyer, scholar and civil rights activist. The first Jewish/African-American woman tenured professor at Harvard Law School.

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Phoebe Pember, a Civil War nurse who worked at the giant Chimborazo Hospital (the largest military hospital in the world at the time) on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia.

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Ellen Payne Age 88 Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’Project,1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives:A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former…

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