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The remarkable story of John Vashon Seaman, war hero, POW, abolitionist, businessman, he was one of Pittsburgh’s earliest black leaders but is little known todayBy Elliot Booker — 2 years ago
I was only a pre-school Negro boy growing up in Jim Crow-segregated St. Louis, Mo., when my sainted mother, Rosetta, gathered me close and reported, “The best school for Negroes in St. Louis is Vashon High School.” So it didn’t mean much to me.
I would not learn of the greatness of the Vashon name in ensuing decades until nearly 10 years after my arrival in Pittsburgh in 1999 — by way of St. Louis, New York City and Syracuse.
All the same, 2017 marks the 225th anniversary of the 1792 birth of seaman, veteran, war hero, prisoner of war, abolitionist, businessman and, very significantly, Pittsburgher John Bathan Vashon. Active in Pittsburgh from 1829 until the early 1850s, Mr. Vashon was one of the most accomplished Western Pennsylvanians of his day or, for that matter, any day. That he carried the status of African-American renders his achievements all the more astonishing.
Moreover, Mr. Vashon was a hero long before his arrival in Pittsburgh from Carlisle, Pa., and even before his arrival in Carlisle from the War of 1812 and from his native Norfolk, Va.Post Views: 69
By Elliot Booker — 12 months ago
“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 4/22/2018 at 7:00 PM our guest was Activist, Pan-African Scholar, Prof. James Small. The topic with Dr. Small, “Values to Move our People Forward: Cultural, Political, Economics”Post Views: 58
By Elliot Booker — 1 year ago
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Nyeeam Hudson “King Nahh”:
International Motivational Speaker, Artist, Author
Nyeeam Hudson has captured global and national celebrity attention and audiences. “The International Motivational Speaker” is one of “12 kids who rocked the world in 2016” according to the Huffington Post and Forbes would like for you to “Meet the most motivational kid in America.” Nyeem has been interviewed and has apperared on countless media platforms, including Good Morning America (ABC-NY).
Nyeeam Hudson has written his first book “We Are All Kings” – A Motivational Guide For Parents. He shares his journey to encourage young boys to believe in themselves as kings of greatness. There is no discrimination in his message – and shares the same message to young girls in his upcoming second book “We Are Queens Too!”
Nyeeam Hudson is also Youth Advocate Director for the FP YouthOutcry Foundation (NJ) where he is a youth advocate and spokesperson.
“Expose your child to a broad spectrum of experiences. Let them explore and tap into their greatness – every moment counts!” – Nyeeam Hudson
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