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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...

Detroit Riots

Detroit Riots   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...in the country, including the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement ( DRUM ) and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. The rioting in Detroit caused President Lyndon B. Johnson to establish the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, headed by the Illinois governor Otto Kerner . In February 1968 the Kerner Commission, as it came to be known, issued a report that highlighted police brutality, poverty, and racial inequality as leading causes of the rioting in Detroit and throughout the country, and the commission recommended numerous measures...

World War I

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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...facilities: Camps Custer (Michigan), Grant (Illinois), Funston (Kansas), Dodge (Iowa), Dix (New Jersey), Sherman (Ohio), Meade (Maryland), Taylor (Kentucky), Green (North Carolina), Gordon (Georgia), Alexander and Lee (Virginia), Jackson and Wadsworth (South Carolina), and Travis (Texas). Upton also served as the training center for supervisors assigned to other hostess houses. By the summer of 1918 , training had been received by Mable Whiting for Funston, Amanda Gray for Dodge, Callie Edwards and Mary Cromwell for Dix, and Ruth Hucles for...

Drugs, Illicit.

Drugs, Illicit.   Reference library

David T. Courtwright

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...prescription. Teenage boys were avid customers for “decks” of cocaine and heroin (a semisynthetic derivative of morphine) peddled in slums and vice districts. Opium prepared for smoking was also available, though more often supplied by smugglers and illegal manufacturers who dodged the heavy customs duty. The cliché that the 1914 Harrison Narcotic Act created the black market and drug subcultures of twentieth-century America is a political myth. Illegal sales, smuggling, and underworld use flourished decades before the Harrison Act. Drug abuse and...

Military, Black Women in The

Military, Black Women in The   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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...World War I utilized the media, black churches, and her club to solicit aid that manifested itself mostly in canning jelly for black servicemen confined to hospitals, knitting various items of clothing, making flags, and serving as camp mothers to the 366th Infantry at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Statewide the group raised more than six thousand dollars in Liberty War Bonds. Mary McLeod Bethune , a later NACW president, worked with the Emergency Circle, Negro War Relief in Florida. Black women in Colorado formed the Negro Women’s Auxiliary War Council, a Negro...

Legal Profession

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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... 1932 graduate of Fordham Law School, was an assistant district attorney in New York City who was instrumental in the successful investigation and prosecution of the biggest organized crime case in the nation’s history. Working with New York County District Attorney William C. Dodge , then with Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey, Carter exposed the racketeering that flourished in New York City and the corruption of the magistrate’s court to which she was assigned. In recognition, she was appointed the assistant district attorney in charge of the Court of...

Organized Labor

Organized Labor   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...in power of acting as Uncle Toms. So frustrated and discontented did some younger black unionists become with the putative egalitarian leaders of their unions by the late 1960s that in the UAW they formed the Ford Revolutionary Union Movement ( FRUM ) with its counterpart in Dodge ( DRUM ), and the more militant among such young black trade unionists formed the trans-union League of Revolutionary Black Workers. More conventional trade union issues also drove a wedge between black workers and white labor leaders. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the agencies...

Poetry

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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...and Tia Chucha Press. One of Lightfoot’s strong poems, “Between the Thighs of the Sky,” is a tribute to conga drummer Skai Shadow . Another workshop graduate is the Detroit native Shayla Hawkins . She has won the Detroit Writer’s Guild Paul Laurence Dunbar Award, Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival Award, and an Art Serve Michigan Creative Artist Grant. Her poetry enjoys international exposure in Drumvoices , Graffiti Rag , Paris/Atlantic , Obsidian II , and Calabash . Renée K. Moore is also a Cave Canem graduate. A native Chicagoan with New Orleans...

Islamic Historical Sources: Manuscripts and Online

Islamic Historical Sources: Manuscripts and Online   Reference library

Amidu Olalekan Sanni

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

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...Study of Arabic in Seventeenth Century England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), 46. 7. Fred M. Donner , The Study of Islam’s Origins since W. Montgomery Watt’s Publications . 8. Muḥammad b. Isḥāq [Ibn] al-Nadīm , The Fihrist of al-Nadīm, ed. and trans. Bayard Dodge , 2 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1970). 9. Fuat Sezgin , Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 1 (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 1967). 10. EQ 2:376–379, s.v. “Hadīth and the Qur’ān.” 11. Sezgin, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 1,...

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