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Is for HISTORY-  During the entire month of February  on  wade-inpublishing.blogspot.com I blogged the letters Z-A in the honor of African American recognition month using biographies from the book. As the author of America's only multi-racial history book,  Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History I chose to celebrate all races/ethnicity. Here is a snippet.


February Greatness-365Days of theYear Z-A 

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The American history makers today class are from K-H. As usual we celebrate throughout the racial color box. No bead shall be forgotten. Most of these historians come from the 'activist section, but how else can we step forward without the first act. Enjoy our history.

KEOKUK (ke'ukuk) was a Native American, chief of the Sac and Fox was born in 1780 near present-day Rock Island, Ill. When Black Hawk supported the British in the War of 1812, Keokuk refused to join him, thereby gaining recognition and support from the U.S. government. After Black Hawk's defeat in 1832, Keokuk's people were given a large tract of land in SE Iowa.

TOYOSABURO" FRED" KOREMATSU (是松 豊三郎, born January 30, 1919) was an activist, Medal of Freedom recipient who argued against the internment.

PHILIP JAISOHN, first Korean to become an American citizen; first Korean American to receive an American medical degree Philip Jaisohn is the anglicized name used by Seo Jae Pil, a noted activist for Korea's independence during the Japanese occupation. In 1890 he was the first Korean to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. This was unusual at the time since American law at the time stated citizenship was only available to the white race.

BETTY MAE JUMPER (born 1923 in Indiantown, Florida) was a Seminole Indian tribal leader and publisher first woman chairman of the Seminole Tribal Council. Betty Mae Jumper also collected stories and legends of the Seminole and has lectured widely about Seminole history and culture. She has not only worked in health care, government, and media positions to improve the fortunes of her people, but she has also sought to preserve Seminole culture and educate others about it

ISHI, born in1860 was the name given to the last member of the Yana people and Yahi tribe of California. Ishi means man in the Yahi dialect. Ishi is believed to be the last Native American in Northern California to have lived the bulk of his life completely outside the European American culture. Prior to European contact, the Yana population numbered approximately 3,000. In 1865, Ishi and his family were victims of the Three Knolls Massacre from which approximately 30 Yahi survived.
He was discovered by a group of butchers in their corral at Oroville on August 29, 1911 then moved to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco where he lived the remainder of his life in evident contentment, until his death from tuberculosis March 25, 1916. While at the Museum Ishi was studied closely by the anthropologists Alfred L. Kroeber and Thomas Talbot Waterman, helping them reconstruct Yahi culture by identifying material items and showing how they were made. He also provided information on his native Yana language which was recorded and studied by Edward Sapir, who had previously done work on the northern dialects.

HIAWATHA, Onondaga chief, Hiawatha (also known as Ayenwatha or Ha-yo-went'-ha) who lived around 1550, was variously a leader of the Onondaga and Mohawk nations of Native Americans. If The Great Peacemaker was the man of ideas, Hiawatha was the politician who actually put the plan into practice.

CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON born September 3, 1895 in Washington, D.C., was a black civil rights lawyer who helped play a role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws and helped train future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. He played a role in nearly every civil rights case before the Supreme Court between 1930 and Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Houston's brilliant plan to use the inequality of "separate but equal" education in the United States to attack and defeat the Jim Crow segregation was the master stroke that brought about the landmark Brown decision.

GORDON KIYOSHI HIRABAYASHI (born April 23, 1918 in Seattle) was an activist plaintiff in Hirabayashi v. United States, which challenged Japanese-Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi. He was born to a family of Buddhists who became associated with Mukyokai. He is best known for his principled resistance to the Japanese American internment during World War II. 
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Mara Nash said... Best Blogger Tips

My father's family lived in Keokuk, Iowa for a couple of generations. It's interesting to learn the hx of the name!

Ey Wade said... Best Blogger Tips

I love history and got a kick out of teaching it to my children.

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