Black History—Early Friday Night Poetry Corner #272

Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer lived her entire life in Virginia, where she tended her garden, worked as a librarian and teacher, hosted luminaries of Black intellectual and cultural life, and fought for equal rights for African Americans.  Spencer was born Annie Bethel Scales Bannister near Danville, Virginia on February 6, 1882. She was the … Continue reading Black History—Early Friday Night Poetry Corner #272

Black History—Ora Washington

Ora Washington (1898-1971) is considered America’s first Black woman sports celebrity. Dubbed “Queen Ora” or “The Queen of the Courts,” Washington dominated in both tennis and basketball. She could also be called the Queen of Dominance. On the tennis court, Washington won 12-straight American Tennis Association doubles titles and nine-straight singles titles. The ATA was … Continue reading Black History—Ora Washington