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Clara McBride Hale

Clara McBride Hale – December 18th in African American History

December 18, 1992 Clara McBride Hale, humanitarian known as Mother Hale, died. Hale was born April 1, 1905 in New York City. She struggled to support her family after the death of her husband during the Great Depression, using her home as a daycare center. Over the years, Hale’s profession became her life calling. She […]

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Roberto Clemente Walker

December 31st in African American History – Roberto Clemente Walker

December 31, 1972 Roberto Clemente Walker, hall of fame baseball player and humanitarian, died in an airplane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente was born August 18, 1934 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He was drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in 1954 and played 18 seasons with the team. During his career, […]

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Graca Simbine Machel

October 17th in African American History – Graca Simbine Machel

October 17, 1945 Graca Simbine Machel, educator and international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, was born in Incadine, Mozambique. In 1968, Machel earned a scholarship to the University of Lisbon in Portugal where she first became involved in independence issues. She returned to Mozambique in 1973 and following the country’s independence in 1975 was […]

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