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February 15, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month “One person plus a typewriter constitutes a movement.”  This quote was from Pauli Murray, a fierce leader of the Civil Rights Movement.  Murray had a tragic childhood, with both parents dying before she was a teenager.  She lived with family members in Baltimore, eventually attending Hunter College in New York […]

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PAPA’s Fundreds

PAPA middle school artists were invited to 516 ARTS to view their Fundred artwork in the Currency Exhibit. Artist Mel Chin created the Fundred project to raise awareness about childhood lead poisoning. PAPA’s Fundreds will be on display thorough February 23, 2019. The exhibit is FREE!   After the exhibit closes, our art will go […]

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PAPA Artists at UNM

PAPA Artists have their work on display at The University of New Mexico through March 1, 2019. Stop by UNM’s Art Education Building and see mixed-media work by Grace Read, Brendan Oberg, Kyler Kinzie, and Chelsea Christensen in Masely Gallery. Masley Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 2-6 pm. The show is FREE!   Photos of Grace […]

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February 14, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler Dr. Crumpler was the first African-American woman physician in the United States. Born in 1831, Dr. Crumpler first worked as a nurse in Massachusetts between 1852 and 1860. She was accepted to New England Female Medical College and earned an M.D. in 1864. She practiced medicine […]

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February 13, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Tony Weaver, Age 23 Founder and CEO of Weird Enough Productions, Tony Weaver works to correct the misrepresentation of young men of color in media. A Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, Weaver’s short films and web comics have been making waves in media. By offering positive representations of black men, Weaver aims […]

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February 12, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month Eubie Blake was born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 7, 1883.   He died one hundred years later on February 12, 1983 having become one of the most important figures in early 20th-century African American music and a major contributor to ragtime and early jazz music and culture. […]

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February 11, 2019

Today in Black History Month, we celebrate the Little Rock Nine from 1957. The United States Supreme Court decision Brown versus Board of Education set in motion the racial integration of the nation’s schools. This was followed by “Brown II” ordering school districts to begin integration. In response, the National Association of the Advancement of […]

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February 8, 2019

  Today we honor Baseball Great, Frank Robinson.  Robinson was the FIRST African-America manager in Major League Baseball.  Before that, he was also player from 1956-1976, Robinson was the only one to win the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award in both the American and National Leagues.  He was also honored with the Rookie of the […]

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February 7, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month! As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we want to introduce you to a special woman who is a wonderful example of creating change in the world through personal education, creativity, and commitment.  Meet Marian Rogers Croak, a former Senior Vice President for application and services infrastructure for AT&T.  […]

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February 6, 2019

PAPA Celebrates Black History Month! Charles Hamilton Houston served during World War 1 as an artillery officer.  He witnessed and endured racial prejudice inflicted on black soldiers.  He became a lawyer and his past experiences fueled his determination to use the law as an instrument of social change.  As a major player in dismantling state […]

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