THE MONTH OF APRIL IS

MINORITY HEALTH MONTH:

Minority Health Month (MHM) was created in Ohio in April 1989. The first celebration featured 81 community initiated events. We were elated, since our goal was for one event to be conducted each day throughout Ohio. Minority Health Month was designed to be a 30-day inclusive, high visibility, wellness campaign.

In 2000, MHM became a national celebration.

The five goals established for the month, from inception, remain valid today. Those goals are to:

  • provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention;
  • promote healthy lifestyles;
  • showcase the providers of grassroots healthcare resources and information;
  • highlight the disparate health conditions between Ohio’s minority and non minority populations; and
  • to gain additional support for on-going efforts to improve minority health year round.

Today, the month has grown to over 90 events planned and executed by community based agencies and organizations. The creativity of these initiatives has been extraordinary.

While the month long wellness campaign focuses on health promotion and disease prevention among minority populations, all events are free and open to the public.

March 30th, 2018

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After Native Americans across the U.S. and its territories were granted citizenship in 1924, Alaska instituted a literacy requirement to limit native voting.

https://daily.jstor.org/alaskas-unique-civil-rights-struggle/

 

March 29th, 2018

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She was at the center of the case that ended segregation in U.S. public schools.

https://www.newsy.com/stories/linda-brown-daughter-of-brown-v-board-plaintiff-has-died/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3-27-18%20(1)&utm_content=&uref=&spMailingID=33634287&spUserID=NzAyMDU0NzMwMDQ5S0&spJobID=1243284425&spReportId=MTI0MzI4NDQyNQS2

 

March 28th, 2018

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Over the rivers and through the woods traveled 39 PLNU students and faculty to Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

https://lomabeat.com/2018/03/civil-rights-pilgrimage/

 

March 28th, 2018

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Harold Martin, a retired Presbyterian minister, remembers getting into a car with five other pastors from northeast Iowa and heading for Hattiesburg, Miss., in 1964.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/civil-and-human-rights-march-commemorates-selma-march-stresses-voting/article_86279c7d-3535-59d4-aefc-edd86b0a4082.html

 

 

March 28th, 2018

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Neo-Nazis want a whites only state. We explore why they’re targeting the Cincinnati region.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/03/21/neo-nazis-have-set-up-shop-here-why/401156002/

 

March 23rd, 2018

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Bernice King and a group of ministers and special guests are scheduled to travel from Atlanta to Memphis on a specially chartered Delta flight on Monday, April 2, 2018.

 https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/03/21/memphis-mlk-50-bernice-king-assassination-anniversary/447888002/

 

March 23rd, 2018

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Civil rights tourism.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/03/22/civil-rights-museum-tourism-martin-luther-king-medgar-evers/1070803001/

 

March 23rd, 2018

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Ernest Withers is considered one of the great documentary photographers of the civil rights movement.

http://ijpr.org/post/photographer-who-spied-civil-rights-groups#stream/0

 

 

March 21st, 2018

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Selma and the unfulfilled promise of civil rights.

https://www.thenation.com/article/selma-and-the-unfulfilled-promise-of-civil-rights/

 

March 21st, 2018

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