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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

February 10th in African American History – Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

February 10, 1992 Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, author of “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” died. Haley was born August 11, 1921 in Ithaca, New York. In 1939, he enlisted in the military and began a 20 year career with the Coast Guard where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After […]

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Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence – September 7th in African American History

September 7, 1919 Jacob Lawrence, painter and educator, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Lawrence attended classes at the Harlem Art Workshop and earned a scholarship to the American Artist School. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served with the first racially integrated crew. Throughout his artistic career, Lawrence […]

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