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Leading Through Black Excellence by APSU: Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center serves as A “Home Away From Home” for our students at APSU. The WNDAACC was established in 1991 and named after the first African American male graduate from Austin Peay State University in 1957.

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion, and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply. Today, January 18th, 2021, the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights, and economic justice is being honored.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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How President Donald Trump is helping lift 1 million Americans out of poverty

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – One million Americans will be lifted from poverty because of President Donald Trump’s historic Opportunity Zones tax cuts program, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimates in a new report.
 
For over 50 years, the “War on Poverty” has left too many American communities behind. Many of its programs have “relied on inefficient top-down federal grants and subsidies that empower Washington bureaucrats and special interests with lobbyists at the expense of communities in need,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson and White House Domestic Policy Council Director Brooke Rollins wrote.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Under President Donald Trump’s Leadership, U.S. Economy Will Come Back Strong

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “As the economy gets back to where it was, with record low unemployment for African Americans, Hispanics, women and the disabled, and with more rapid increases in non-supervisory pay, Americans deserve to be hopeful and eager to get back to their pre-pandemic routines,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross writes in The Kansas City Star.
 
“While we focus on improving the economic growth of our nation, all Americans from coast to coast will be able to enjoy the economic benefits of which the United States of America is capable.”

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts proclaims “Juneteenth” in Clarksville

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – With America engaged in an intense search for justice and equality for all citizens, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts proclaimed Friday as “Juneteenth” in Clarksville and urged citizens to take part in this celebration of African-American freedom.

“Juneteenth,” combining the words June and Nineteenth, is rooted in history and celebrates the end of slavery in America.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum March 2020 Exhibits, Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in March at the Museum are: Women of the Neighborhood, Wonders of the West, The Artwork of HAPI (Healing Arts Project, Inc.), Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection, Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, I Have a Voice: Traveling Exhibition from Tennessee State Museum, and Hands-On Explorers: Dr. Seuss Science.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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Austin Peay State University Red Coat Society to enshrine Three People, Saturday

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Red Coat Society will grow by three people Saturday when L.M. Ellis, L.W. Harris and Vanessa Hollis gain enshrinement.

Additionally, longtime supporter Ron Morton, who was inducted to the Red Coat Society but unable to attend the ceremony last year, will be recognized for his enshrinement alongside the 2020 class.

The first African-American men’s basketball player signed to play in Ohio Valley Conference history, Ellis is a 1965 graduate from the University and has since gone on to success in the Clarksville community.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held February 6th, 2020

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville

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Customs House Museum to exhibit “I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage”

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center presents the exhibition, I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage, open now. The exhibition, organized by the Tennessee State Museum, gives a snapshot of Tennessee’s rich African American musical heritage and its influence on worldwide musical genres.

B. B. King, “King of the Blues,” by Murray Lee. (Image courtesy of Tennessee State Photographic Services)

B. B. King, “King of the Blues,” by Murray Lee. (Image courtesy of Tennessee State Photographic Services)tar, Lucille

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President Donald Trump’s Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2020

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On August 28th, 1963, nearly a quarter of a million people gathered in the August heat on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to hear the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speak.

People traveled to our Nation’s Capital from places as far away as Atlanta and Los Angeles to witness one of the defining moments in American history.

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King articulated the founding dream of America, the vision of our Founders for all Americans to live as “an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.”

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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