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February is Black History Month, and this week, Tidbits takes some time to recognize the achievements of some noted African-Americans in various fields. • U.S. President Gerald Ford officially declared this tribute in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial, prevailing upon citizens to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” But the observance traces its roots back to 1926, when African-American historian and author Carter Woodson declared the second week of February to be Negro History Week. Woodson, one of the first scholars to study black history was also the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. That particular week was chosen because the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass fell at that time. • Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Maryland around 1818. After being shuffled around from one plantation to another, he was given to a Baltimore family. Although it was illegal to teach slaves to read, the owner’s wife began teaching Douglass when he was 12. Soon he was reading newspapers and political material, molding his views on freedom and human rights.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (continued): • Frederick Douglass began teaching other slaves to read, a practice that went unnoticed for some months. When it was discovered, he was sent to a farmer who was well-known as a “slave-breaker.” After repeated beatings, Douglass was nearly psychologically shattered, and began to plot his escape. After one failed attempt, he was finally successful at age 18, boarding a train posing as a free black sailor. Less than 24 hours later, Douglass was sheltered in a safe house of a New York abolitionist. Eleven days later he married a free black woman who had helped him escape, a union that would endure 44 years. He spent the remainder of his life speaking out on racism, editing a black newspaper, writing three autobiographies, and gaining fame worldwide as an inspirational speaker. • On Independence Day, 1881, the doors of “Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers” opened with a young principal named Booker T. Washington at the helm. This 25-year-old leader began classes in a rundown old church. The institute was founded by former slave Lewis Adams and George W. Campbell, an Alabama banker and former slaveholder, who were both committed to the education of blacks. Adams had no formal education, yet could read, write, and speak several languages. In 1882, the school bought a plantation, and new campus buildings were constructed. By 1900, the university sat on nearly 2,300 acres. Today it’s ranked as one of the “Best Regional Colleges in the South,” offering 35 bachelor’s degrees, 12 masters’ programs, an architecture program, two doctoral degree programs, and a school of veterinary medicine.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (continued): • Born into slavery, George Washington Carver went on to become one of the world’s most renowned botanists and scientists. Because the soil of the south had become depleted by planting nothing but cotton for years, Carver developed methods of improving the soil through crop rotation. Alternating the cotton planting with peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, nitrogen was restored to the soil while providing nutritious crops for farm families. Through years of research and development, Carver came up with 300 uses for peanuts, including cosmetics, plastics, gasoline, adhesives, linoleum, synthetic rubber, and nitroglycerin. He also discovered hundreds of uses for soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes, and developed 536 different dyes while experimenting with plant leaves, fruit, stems, and roots. The scuppernong grape alone yielded 49 of these dyes. At age 32, Carver was invited by Booker T. Washington, the president of Tuskegee Institute, to head up the school’s Agriculture Department, and Carver remained there as an educator for 47 years, all the while continuing his famous research. • On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped to the plate at Ebbets Field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the first African-American to play major league baseball. After being raised in poverty, he attended Pasadena Junior College, excelling in football, basketball, track, and baseball, chosen as the region’s Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938. Dodgers’ president Branch Rickey chose Robinson to help integrate the major leagues. Robinson was Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949, and World Series champ in 1955. During his decade-long career with the Dodgers, he became their highest-paid player. He closed out his career in 1957 with a .311 batting average.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (continued): • Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement,” made history in 1955 when she refused to surrender her seat in the 11th row of a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Parks was arrested for violating city code and for disorderly conduct, although she had not technically broken any law. Montgomery’s 50year old law stated that no passenger could be forced to give up a seat or stand on a crowded bus. Nevertheless, her 30-minute trial resulted in a guilty verdict, and Rosa was fined $14 plus court costs. Rosa’s actions spurred a 381day boycott of the city’s buses, organized in part by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “…it is more honorable to walk in dignity than ride in humiliation.” Since 75% of the bus customers were black, the finances of the public bus companies plunged, but by the end of the boycott, the segregation of the buses was at an end. When Rosa Parks died in 2006, newly-appointed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the memorial service, declaring to mourners that she would not be standing there as Secretary of State without Rosa Parks. • Condoleezza Rice was the second woman to serve as Secretary of State, but was the first African-American female to hold the position. Prior to her work for the George Bush administration, Rice had been a professor of political science at Stanford University, and in 2010, she returned to the faculty of that institution’s graduate school of business. It’s appropriate that her name Condoleezza, comes from a music-related term, con dolcezza, which in Italian means “with sweetness,” as she spends much of her time playing the piano. At 15, her goal was to become a concert pianist, and she still plays with a chamber music group on a regular basis.


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• Although born in Beirut, Lebanon, Keanu Reeves is a U.S. citizen because of his Hawaiian-born American father. He is also a Canadian citizen through naturalization. His English-born mother also gives him British citizenship, but Reeves considers himself a Canadian. His father abandoned the family when Reeves was just three years old, and he grew up in Toronto. His unusual first name comes from the Hawaiian language meaning “cool breezes over the mountains.” • School was not a pleasant experience for Reeves, who attended five high schools in five years. Challenged by dyslexia, he chose to spend his time on the hockey rink as a successful goalie. His dream of playing hockey for Canada was shattered by an injury, and he began working at a hockey rink while taking acting lessons. His ice-skating abilities paid off in 1986 when he landed his first movie appearance as a Canadian goalie in the film Youngblood with Rob Lowe. Shortly afterward, he made the move to L.A. After a string of minor roles, Reeves’ first big break TRIVIA came in 1989 when he was 25, with a role in NEWSFRONT ANSWERS the comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.



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MOMENTS IN TIME • On Feb. 26, 1564, poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is baptized in Canterbury, England, two months before the birth of his fellow playwright William Shakespeare. Historians believe Marlowe served as a spy for Queen Elizabeth while at Cambridge. • On Feb. 25, 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the government’s bills. This ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions, and it allowed the government to finance the enormously costly Civil War. • On Feb. 27, 1915, “The Valley of Fear” by Arthur Conan Doyle is published. Sherlock Holmes had been a popular character since he first appeared in the story “A Study in Scarlet” in 1887. The detective was modeled partly on Dr. Joseph Bell, a medical-school teacher at the University of Edinburgh. • On March 2, 1944, a train stops in a tunnel near Salerno, Italy, and more than 500 people on board suffocate and die. The train’s locomotives were burning low-grade coal substitutes that produced an

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excess of odorless and toxic carbon monoxide. Approximately 520 passengers were asphyxiated. • On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps as a new agency within the Department of State, which would send trained American men and women to foreign nations to assist in development efforts. • On Feb. 24, 1981, socialite Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower, the author of the bestselling “The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet.” Harris claimed that she had been trying to kill herself but that Tarnower was shot when he tried to wrestle the gun away from her. He was shot four times. • On Feb. 28, 1993, at Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launch a raid against the Branch Davidian compound as part of an investigation into illegal possession of firearms and explosives by the Christian cult. During an extended gun battle, multiple agents and Branch Davidians were killed or wounded.

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KEANU REEVES (continued): • Reeves’ reputation received a huge boost in 1994 when he was cast opposite Sandra Bullock in the action film Speed as an LAPD officer who keeps a bomb from exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. Reeves did 90% of his own stunts for Speed. The film was extremely successful and a sequel was planned. Surprisingly, Reeves turned down the offer of an $11 million paycheck as well as another role opposite Robert DeNiro in the crime thriller Heat. He opted to tour with his band and to appear in the Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg. His performance during the 24-day engagement earned him a reviewer’s comments declaring Reeves as “one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he IS Hamlet.” • In 1999, Reeves took his most famous role, that of a computer hacker named Neo, in the scifi thriller The Matrix. He was chosen over the likes of Leonardo DeCaprio, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt. The film grossed more than $171 million in the U.S. alone. Reeves spent 11 months in Australia in 2002 filming the sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions back-to-back. The two films were released six months apart in 2003. Reeves received $15 million per film, and 15% of the profits, earning him more than $150 million for the project. Each of Reeves’ 12 stuntmen received a gift of a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a gesture of his appreciation. • In 2001, Reeves became a published author when he released Ode to Happiness, described as a “grown-up’s picture book” on coping with life’s sorrows. Reeves has had his own share of sorrows, including the 1999 stillbirth of his daughter, followed by his long-time girlfriend’s death in an auto accident 18 months later.

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• Alexandra Zuck was just 12 years old and was already a successful model, having made her debut in Girl Scouts Magazine. She was signed to her first film Until They Sail in 1957, using the stage name of Sandra Dee. By 1959, she was a box-office hit in the beach movie Gidget and another romantic film A Summer Place. In 1960, at age 18, while filming Come September, she was teamed with co-star, pop idol Bobby Darin. After a whirlwind onemonth courtship, the two married.


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