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Restoration Fundraiser for the Fuller MansionMay 15, 2021Noon to 5 pmDrive in, CashApp, GOFUNDME or Mail a Check payable...
04/18/2021

Restoration Fundraiser for the Fuller Mansion

May 15, 2021
Noon to 5 pm

Drive in, CashApp, GOFUNDME
or Mail a Check payable to SAFE THE FULLER HOME, P.O. Box 1561 Robbins, IL 60472
#robbinillinois #fundraiser #fullermansion #savethedate #mudville #Robbinshistorymuseum

Restoration Fundraiser for the Fuller Mansion

May 15, 2021
Noon to 5 pm

Drive in, CashApp, GOFUNDME
or Mail a Check payable to SAFE THE FULLER HOME, P.O. Box 1561 Robbins, IL 60472
#robbinillinois #fundraiser #fullermansion #savethedate #mudville #Robbinshistorymuseum

04/09/2021
03/07/2021

Nichelle Nichols | William Shatner
#StarTrek

02/13/2021

The beautiful Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in the episode "Plato's Step-children." #ThrowbackThursday 🖖

Photos from Landmarks Illinois's post
02/12/2021

Photos from Landmarks Illinois's post

01/30/2021

Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman in the world to earn a pilot's license, was born on this day in 1892. Coleman decided that she wanted to learn to fly after hearing stories from pilots returning home after World War I but no American flight schools would accept her due to her gender and race. To pursue her dream, Coleman studied French in Chicago and traveled to France in 1920 to enroll in flight school. There, she earned her international pilot license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. After returning to the US, she specialized in stunt flying and quickly became a media sensation and a popular draw at airshows, earning the nickname “Queen Bess.”

Though Coleman was tragically killed in a plane crash in Florida due to mechanical failure at the age of 34, her legacy lived on. Following her death in 1926, Bessie Coleman Aero Clubs for African-American aviators appeared across the US. In the book “Black Wings,” Lieutenant William Powell described how Coleman served as an inspiration to many African-American aviators: “Because of Bessie Coleman, we have overcome that which was worse than racial barriers. We have overcome the barriers within ourselves and dared to dream." Notably, when Mae Jemison became the first woman of color in space in 1992, one of the few personal objects she brought with her on the spaceflight was a photo of her hero, Bessie Coleman.

For books to introduce young readers to this aviation pioneer, we recommend "Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman" for ages 5 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/nobody-owns-the-sky),"Talkin' About Bessie" for ages 6 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/talkin-about-bessie), and "Fly High! The Story Of Bessie Coleman" for ages 7 to 10 (https://www.amightygirl.com/fly-high)

She is also one of the 26 female aviators profiled in the fascinating book for ages 12 and up, "Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys," at https://www.amightygirl.com/women-aviators

Bessie Coleman is also featured as a finger puppet & magnet at https://www.amightygirl.com/bessie-coleman-finger-puppet-magnet

For more books about trailblazing African-American women throughout history, visit our "African-American History & Historical Fiction" collection at http://bit.ly/2rHGejR

And, for more book about girls and women confronting prejudice in many forms - be it due to gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, or religion - visit our "Prejudice & Discrimination" book section at http://bit.ly/2DGhBd9

01/27/2021

I love that picture! Two franchise icons.

11/06/2020
Comedy Central Asia

Comedy Central Asia

I was today years old when I found out that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie. 🖖

#DrunkHistory

Meet Nichelle Nichols, the Black TV Pioneer Who Helped the First Black Woman Get to Space - AfroTech
09/13/2020
Meet Nichelle Nichols, the Black TV Pioneer Who Helped the First Black Woman Get to Space - AfroTech

Meet Nichelle Nichols, the Black TV Pioneer Who Helped the First Black Woman Get to Space - AfroTech

It’s no secret that “ Star Trek ” is a cinematic force in pop culture, and among its long-running franchise is actress Nichelle Nichols. She was the first Black woman to play a high-powered non-stereotypical role on primetime American television, according to The Washington Post. However, not ...

Keke Palmer #evolution #mudville #robbinsveryown #weproudofher #success #family #focus #gifted #talented #relentless
06/18/2020
Inside Keke Palmer's Hollywood Journey

Keke Palmer #evolution #mudville #robbinsveryown #weproudofher #success #family #focus #gifted #talented #relentless

The 26-year-old actress is just getting started.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OWN NICHELLE NICHOLS!Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932)[3] is an Americ...
12/28/2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OWN NICHELLE NICHOLS!

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932)[3] is an American actress, singer, and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Nichols played Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Nichols's role was groundbreaking as a future role-model for African American female characters on American television.[4] She also worked to recruit diverse astronauts to NASA, including women and ethnic minorities.

Grace Dell Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago, to Samuel Earl Nichols, a factory worker who was elected both town mayor of Robbins and its chief magistrate, and his wife, Lishia (Parks) Nichols.[5] Later, the family moved into an apartment in Chicago. She studied in Chicago as well as New York and Los Angeles. _Wikepedia

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
11/11/2019

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Willa Beatrice Brown was the first African American woman to earn a private pilot's license in the U.S. in 1938.

Brown dedicated her life to fighting for gender and racial equality in the military, by lobbying for the integration of the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Civilian Pilot Training Program. She was a co-founder of the Cornelius Coffey School of Aeronautics, the first private flight school owned and operated by African Americans. Brown was responsible for the training of hundreds of pilots, including many who became part of the elite Tuskegee Airmen. #HiddenHerstory #MilitaryAppreciationMonth

10/31/2019

WADE! #robbinsveryown

08/31/2019
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Our KEKE PALMER! She keeps doing amazing things on and off the silver screen. #robbinsproud #mudville

Keke Palmer co-founded Saving Our Daughters Inc., an organization that works with teen girls from multicultural backgrounds to overcome obstacles. These lucky Cinderellas, or ambassadors of the program, have the most heartwarming reaction when she surprises them! 😍

04/10/2019
Budweiser | This Bud’s For 3 | Dwyane Wade

Our hometown hero Dwayne Wade will retire from the NBA after this year. Budweiser paid tribute to him on his final home game in Miami. Take s look.

To celebrate his final season, Dwyane Wade has been swapping jerseys with NBA legends. Before he said goodbye, we surprised him with five more. #ThisBudsFor3...

The History of Robbins, Illinois
01/23/2019
The History of Robbins, Illinois

The History of Robbins, Illinois

In 1892, James J. Smith and Company sub-divided land which embraces the territory from 137th Street on the north to 139th Street on the south, and from Homan Avenue on the east to St. Louis avenue on the west. Then beginning at 139th Street on the north to Alida Avenue on the south and from Lydia Av...

Our very own KEKE PALMER made history as FIRST BLACK CINDERELLA ON BROADWAY.#robbins #mudville #kekepalmer #historymaker...
01/16/2019

Our very own KEKE PALMER made history as FIRST BLACK CINDERELLA ON BROADWAY.
#robbins #mudville #kekepalmer #historymaker #black #woman #cinderella #broadway

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Honoring Women's History Month: meet Mrs. Jenny Smith, one of the village settlers who is known as the Mother of Robbins. 😍 Donate Now . https://gofund.me/9030590a
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