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TOY HALL OF FAME HAS A NEW INDUCTEE

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Baby Nancy, the first Black baby doll to have an
Afro and other authentic features, was inducted into the
National Toy Hall
of Fame on Thursday, along with sidewalk chalk and the wooden block
game Jenga.

The 2020 honorees were recognized for their creativity and popularity over
time.

They were chosen by a panel of experts from among 12 finalists that also
included bingo, Breyer Horses, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, My
Little Pony , Risk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi, and Yahtzee.

Baby Nancy was the inaugural doll for Shindana Toys, a California company launched in 1968 by Operation Bootstrap Inc., the not-for-profit Black
community self-help organization that emerged in the aftermath of the
Watts riots in Los Angeles.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (Moseley-Braun)

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TIM MAGUIRE

 

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

 

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MOVEMENT MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Niagara Movement members began meeting on the Canadian side of the
Niagara Falls on this day in 1905. This all-African American group of
scholars, lawyers and businessmen came together for three days to
create what would soon become a powerful
post-slavery Black rights
organization. Although it
 only lasted five years, the Niagara Movement
was an influential
 precursor to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th
century.

How W.E.B. Du Bois Helped Create the NAACP - Biography
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
(
February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963)


William Monroe Trotter (1872 – 1934)

Booker T. Washington - Wikiquote
Booker Taliaferro Washington
(April 18, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

The Niagra Movement - Nyasia Williford

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SANDY KOZEL

Apollo 13- "Houston, we've had a problem" - YouTube
On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13,
preventing a planned moon landing.

APRIL 13, 1970 – Story Behind Famous Movie Quote 'Houston, We Have ...

               Apollo 13 Flight Journal - Day 6, part 8: The Blackout, Splashdown ...
                                           

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