Black History Makers: Mary Bowser

March 31, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Mary Bowser, birthdate unknown, first appears in history on May 17, 1846. On that day, “Mary Jane, a colored child belonging to Mrs. Van Lew,” was baptized at Saint John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, according […]

Black History Makers: Misty Copeland

March 24, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri. The fourth of six siblings born to Sylvia Delacerna, Copeland’s family moved several times before eventually settling in the coastal community of San […]

Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

March 16, 2017 MahoganyBooks

Gwendolyn Brooks is recognized as “one of the most highly regarded, highly influential” poets of the 20th-century. She was both the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize and the first Black woman to […]

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