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Happy Black History Month 2021! Doing anything special for it?

 
 
Real Music
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2021 12:21 am
@JGoldman10,
1. I am not knowledgeable regarding the history of African American animators.

2. Thank you for sharing.
Real Music
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2021 12:27 am
@JGoldman10,
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Didn't he kill himself around the same time Robin Williams did?

1. I don't know.

2. I celebrate his life, how he lived, and his contributions.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2021 12:34 am
@JGoldman10,
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I admire Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. I know Mandela isn't an African American but he's still an important figure in Black history.

1. I also admire these two men.
2. Yes, both of these men are important figures in black history.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2021 02:17 am
@Real Music,
I didn't say you were.
Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2021 09:46 am
@JGoldman10,
1. Huh.

2. I was simply thanking you for sharing your specific knowledge.

3. When one person tells another person "thank you", the normal response is "you're welcome"

4, You shared with me something I didn't know, so I then thanked you for sharing that with me.
Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2021 10:13 am
Katherine Johnson

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Creola Katherine Johnson (née Coleman; August 26, 1918 – February 24, 2020) was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. During her 35-year career at NASA and its predecessor, she earned a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped pioneer the use of computers to perform the tasks. The space agency noted her "historical role as one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist".

Johnson's work included calculating trajectories, launch windows, and emergency return paths for Project Mercury spaceflights, including those for astronauts Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and John Glenn, the first American in orbit, and rendezvous paths for the Apollo Lunar Module and command module on flights to the Moon. Her calculations were also essential to the beginning of the Space Shuttle program, and she worked on plans for a mission to Mars.

In 2015, President Barack Obama awarded Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, she was presented with the Silver Snoopy Award by NASA astronaut Leland D. Melvin and a NASA Group Achievement Award. She was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson as a lead character in the 2016 film Hidden Figures. In 2019, Johnson was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Johnson
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2021 10:22 am
We met Katherine Johnson — One of the real 'Hidden Figures'


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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2021 10:30 am
"Hidden Figures" Katherine Johnson awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 2015


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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2021 10:42 am
Vivien Thomas

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Vivien Theodore Thomas (August 29, 1910 – November 26, 1985) was an American laboratory supervisor who developed a procedure used to treat blue baby syndrome (now known as cyanotic heart disease) in the 1940s. He was the assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock in Blalock's experimental animal laboratory at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and later at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He served as supervisor of the surgical laboratories at Johns Hopkins for 35 years. In 1976 Hopkins awarded him an honorary doctorate and named him an instructor of surgery for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country's most prominent surgeons.

A PBS documentary Partners of the Heart, was broadcast in 2003 on PBS's American Experience. In the 2004 HBO movie, Something the Lord Made, Vivien Thomas was portrayed by Mos Def.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Thomas

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e6/Vivien_T._Thomas_%28portrait_by_Bob_Gee%29.jpg
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2021 10:57 am
NHD Nationals 2016 -- Vivien Thomas and the Blue Babies


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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2021 01:04 am
@Real Music,
You're welcome. Not that I really care but I am wondering why Snood hasn't responded to this thread. He is the only other African American I know here.
Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2021 02:00 am
@JGoldman10,
1. Why haven't you posted on any threads other than your own threads?

2. Why is it that you never post on other people's threads?
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Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2021 02:18 am
1. There is nothing wrong with you creating your own threads.

2. But, it would be nice to see you post on other people's threads sometimes.

3. You can always pick the topics that you want to post on.

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2021 03:41 am
@Real Music,
I do. I post in this thread:

https://able2know.org/topic/165878-1
Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2021 10:53 am
@JGoldman10,
1. That's great. That's a start. Smile Smile
2. Here are a few other threads you might consider posting on.
3. I hope to some day soon see some of your postings on these threads I have listed.
4. The reason I am suggesting these threads is because I think they are on topics that interest you.
5. Most importantly, It also gives you the opportunity to go to other posters to engage in discussions.
6. That way you want have to always ask other posters to come to you to engage in discussions.

https://able2know.org/topic/380291-1
https://able2know.org/topic/554627-1
https://able2know.org/topic/548474-1
https://able2know.org/topic/292265-1
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Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2021 08:13 pm
1. I hope you are okay.
2. I was only making suggestions.
3. I was only trying to help.
4. If you don't feel comfortable posting on other people's threads, that's fine.
5. It's okay to keep creating your own threads.
6. Please continue posting on the things that bring you joy. Smile Smile
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2021 03:51 pm
The Black Church with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Episode 1 | PBS


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.


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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2021 03:55 pm
The Black Church with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Episode 2 | PBS


Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement and the Black church’s role in the present.


JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2021 08:20 am
@Real Music,
I wanted you to respond to this thread on Dr. King's Birthday:

https://able2know.org/topic/555201-1

What are your thoughts on Dr. King?
Real Music
 
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Reply Tue 2 Mar, 2021 08:08 pm
@JGoldman10,
MLK Talks 'New Phase' Of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination

https://able2know.org/topic/493467-1
 

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