February 28, 2019 by MSR News Online Leave a Comment One hundred years after the birth of Minnesota’s first Black person, Marvel Jackson Cooke made her own history as the first Black birth in the city of Mankato. Her life was full of more firsts on her journey to becoming a pioneering journalist and political activist. Born Marvel Jackson in 1901 to Madison Jackson, the son of a free farmer, and Amy Wood Jackson, a teacher, Jackson saw early on the effects of racism. Though her father graduated with a law degree from Ohio State University Law School, he could not get a job, ultimately working as a railroad porter. He soon moved the family to Minneapolis, where they were the first Black residents in the Prospect Park neighborhood, and Cooke became the first Black student to attend Sydney Pratt Elementary School. She went on to be one of five Black students to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1925. After graduation, she moved to Harlem, New York, where she worked … [Read more...] about Black History Salute: Marvel James Cooke
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia's playmakers feasted as if lined up at an all-you-can-eat buffet. No worries. There was plenty of offense for everyone. Freshman Justin Fields threw two scoring passes and ran for another touchdown, Tyler Simmons had rushing and receiving scores, and No. 5 Georgia protected its playoff hopes by overwhelming UMass 66-27 on Saturday in one of the biggest offensive games in school history. Another freshman, James Cook ran for 76 yards on only three carries, including his first two career scoring runs, from 26 and 27 yards. "Everybody gets equal opportunity," Simmons said. Georgia gained 701 yards, the second-highest total in school history, including 426 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs never punted. Coach Kirby Smart said the Bulldogs "overpowered a team that's smaller than us." Fields led the Bulldogs with 100 yards rushing, including a career-long run of 47 yards and a 3-yard scoring run. He completed 5 of 8 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns, making … [Read more...] about Freshmen Justin Fields, James Cook power No. 5 Georgia past UMass, 66-27; Minutemen finish 4-8
US & Canada 19 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45580057 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The hunt for the final resting place of Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour may soon be over - in time for the 250th … [Read more...] about Could hunt for Cook’s Endeavour be over?
File photo - Crew members sit atop the masts of a replica of the famous 18th century ship The Endeavour in Botany Bay. (REUTERS/David Gray) (REUTERS) Archaeologists believe they have found the final resting place of Captain James Cook's ship HMS Endeavour off the East Coast of America. The possible discovery of the ship Cook sailed to Australia could solve one of the greatest ever maritime mysteries. Archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (Rimap) think they have located the resting place of the famous vessel which carried Cook to Australia in 1770. The ship was later used in the American war of independence where it was scuttled, along with 12 other vessels, off Newport, Rhode Island in August 1778 to act as a blockade. There are now plans to try and excavate the sunken vessel next year - the 250th anniversary of his arrival in Oz, according to The Age. Britain could stake a claim for the wreckage to be housed in the UK. The … [Read more...] about Archaeologists ‘find captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour’ solving one of the greatest ever maritime mysteries
World Researchers say they may have discovered a long-lost warship that took part in pivotal historic events involving the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. during the 18th century. The wreck of the British ship HMS Endeavour, famously used by explorer James Cook, may have been found at Newport Harbor off the coast of Rhode Island, where it was scuttled alongside several other vessels in 1778. Archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) told Fairfax Media Wednesday they had found the ship's final resting place, The Guardian reported. Though the Endeavour is yet to be definitively identified, Kathy Abbass, the director of the project, said the team “can say we think we know which one it is.” The discovery is expected to be officially unveiled on Friday according to The Sydney Morning Herald, and comes after a 25-year search for the lost vessel. Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The … [Read more...] about Endeavour: James Cook’s Warship That ‘Discovered’ Australia and Imprisoned American Revolutionaries Believed Found Off Rhode Island