Category Archives: History

Finding the route to your roots

One could say seventh grade social studies teacher at Southern Middle School, April Melato, is catching up with lost time by teaching her students a very important lesson: genealogy. In the April of 2015 Melato launched a genealogy project for … Continue reading

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Great advice to aspiring writers from an inspired writer: Author Peggy Santamaria

Great Advice to Aspiring Writers from an Inspired Writer Author Peggy Santamaria   Peggy Santamaria is a self-publishing author living in Hanover. Her writing fits into the genres of historical and paranormal. She focuses on the spirits of the past. … Continue reading

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Seven fun things to do and see in Washington, D.C.

  This summer was my first trip to Washington D.C. for the United States Junior National AAU basketball championships. The tournament was held at the Washington D.C Convention Center. There were more than 200 teams playing on 30 courts. Basketball … Continue reading

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Former NFL player Rocky Bleier visits York athletes

On April 23, Rocky Bleier visited York County athletes from Heritage Hills Athletic Club at the Praise Center. About 100 athletes and parents came to the event. Bleier spoke about his life story and career achievements. Kevin Bankos, director of … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Birmingham Four

Who:  14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and 11-year-old Denise McNair What: Birmingham Church Bombing When: September 15, 1963 Where: 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama Why: One of the most racist cities in the country, … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Ruby Bridges

Who: Ruby Bridges What: The first black child to go to an all-white school in the South after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. When: November 14, 1960 Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Who: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) What: A group of college students, organized by the director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Ella Baker, aiming to provoke change in society through nonviolent movements. When: Founded in April 1960-1966 Where: Started … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Greensboro Four

Who: Greensboro Four (Joe McNeil, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain and David Richmond—students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College (now University)) What: They were one of the first to organize a sit-in, unwaveringly sitting at an all-whites … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Little Rock Nine

Who: Little Rock Nine (Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas,Terrence Roberts, Carlotta LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Kalmark, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals) What: These nine black students challenged the effectiveness of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Claudette Colvin

Who: Claudette Colvin (Member of the NAACP Youth Council) What: Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. When:1955 Where: Montgomery, Alabama

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