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MPYD Students Share Sun, Fun and Inspiration at 10th Annual Summer Camp

home-mpydSummer fun and brotherly bonding were the order of the day as Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) – a male student mentoring program at John Muir High School in Pasadena – escaped to the wilderness for the 10th Annual Cardinal Paint Summer Camp. Every August since 2004, MPYD students, mentors and staff have enjoyed four days of relaxation, recreation and inspiration at the beautiful Oakbridge Conference Center near Ramona, California. Along with sports, swimming, campfires and a nerve-testing ropes course the MPYD campers open up during discussions about life's challenges and opportunities

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Black News and News Makers in History

8/28/1963:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister & civil rights activist, delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech at Lincoln Memorial to over 250,000 during "March on Washington".

8/28/1968:  Rev. Channing E. Phillips, first Black nominated for president by major party at Democratic Convention in Chicago, IL.

8/29/1920:  Charlie "Yard Bird" Parker, jazz musician & "bebop" pioneer, born.

8/29/ 1945:  Wyomia Tyus, track legend, born.

8/30/1838:  First African American magazine, Mirror of Freedom, begins publication in New York City.

8/30/1843:  First time African Americans participated in a national political convention.  Samuel R. Ward leads Liberty Party convention in prayer; Henry Highland Garnet was nominating committee member; & Charles R. Ray was one of convention secretaries.

8/30/1983:  Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford Jr., first African American U.S. astronaut, enters space flying on six-day mission aboard Space Shuttle Challenger.

8/31/1836:  Henry Blair, inventor, awarded patent for Cotton Planter.

9/1/1867: Robert T. Freeman, first African American to graduate from Harvard Dental School.

9/1/1896:  Dr. George Washington Carver, scientist & discoverer of over 300 products from peanut & sweet potato, begins career as Agricultural Chemist at Tuskegee Institute.

9/1/1977:  Ethel Waters, singer & actress, dies.

9/1/1979: Hazel W. Johnson becomes first African American woman General in U.S. history.

9/2/1766: James Forten, abolitionist, inventor, entrepreneur, born.

9/3/1895: Charles Hamilton Houston, NAACP leader, born.

9/3/1919: Lincoln Motion Picture Company, owned by African Americans, Noble Johnson & Clarence Brooks, releases first feature length film, "A Man's Duty".