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Week 1 Syrian Lentil Soup and Vegetarian Chili

M’jadara (Lentil Soup) Ingredients: 2 medium onions coarsely chopped 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Cup green lentils (rinsed) 1 Cup long grain white rice such as basmiti or jasmine 2-3 quarts water 1 teaspoon cumin Salt to taste - about 1 teaspoon Black Pepper to taste –...

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William H. Carney

William H. Carney

Meet Army Sgt. William H. Carney, the first black recipient of the award U.S. Medal of Honor who earned it for protecting the American flag during a ferocious battle for Fort Wagner. Wm. Carney was born into slavery in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1840. His family was...

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Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

In 1773, Phillis Wheatley became the first Black person and the second woman to publish a book of poetry in, what was becoming, the United States of America. An enslaved woman from the Gambia, she was one of the best-known poets in pre-19th century America. She read...

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