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Principal Nadia Lopez, Making a Difference at Mott Hall Bridges Academy

Here's a great story about Principal Nadia Lopez, of Mott Hall Bridges Academy. She's making a true difference in the lives of students. 

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Sojourner Truth: Black History Month Fact 16

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #16

Did you know even though Sojourner Truth was born a slave and had no formal education, she became a historical leader in the fight against slavery and women's rights?

In 1851, Sojourner delivered her famous speech, "Ain’t I A Woman" in support for equality and women's rights.

Source: Library of Congress

Sojourner Truth Black History Fact

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The Will of Wilma Rudolph: Black History Month Fact 10

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #10

Did you know Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three Gold Track & Field medals in one Olympics didn’t walk without support-braces until she was 9 years old.

Due to a childhood illness, Wilma’s left leg was twisted, but she didn’t let that stop her. Wilma went on to play basketball in high-school, win four Olympic medals, set world records, and start the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to help young athletes.

Source: WhiteHouse Kids

The Will of Wilma Rudolph: Black History Month Fact 10

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Careers: Black History Month Fact #9

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #9

Did you know while working as a lawyer First Lady Michelle Obama decided to switch careers, because she wanted a job where she could help people make their community and neighborhoods better?

After her law career, First Lady Obama worked at the University of Chicago where she developed the university’s first community service program and helped increase volunteerism.

Source: WhiteHouse.Gov

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Education: Black History Month Fact #8

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #8

Did you know First Lady Michelle Obama is not only the wife of President Obama, and the mother of Malia and Sasha, she’s also a Harvard Law School graduate?  

Before obtaining her law degree from Harvard, the First Lady attended Princeton University, where she received degrees in sociology and African-American studies.  

Source: WhiteHouse.Gov and America.Gov

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Dr. Patricia E. Bath Doctor & Inventor: Black History Month Fact #4

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #4

Did you know Dr. Patricia E. Bath, an African American doctor and inventor, invented the Laserphaco Probe that helps treat cataracts, a common cause of blindness?

Dr. Bath is also the co-founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, which has the goal of preventing blindness and restoring eyesight worldwide.

Source: United States National Library of Medicine

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