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William Levi Dawson (September 26, 1899 – May 2, 1990) was a composer and arranger who taught at Tuskegee Institute for 25 years and brought the school's choir to international prominence. His best known works are arrangements of traditional spirituals such as "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel", "Jesus Walked the Lonesome Valley", "Talk about a Child That Do Love Jesus" and "King Jesus Is a-Listening". #TodayInBlackHistory
King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”
The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by any government agency.
Hayward Dr. Usha Khosla started doing research using Ayurvedic medicine in the treatment of infertility. Her positive research results were published in “MEDICINE AND SURGERY” in 1981 "Management of Primary and Secondary Sterility, A Clinical Trial with Aloes Compound (Ayurvedic Herbal Product), D&C, Injection Placentrex, and Combination."