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What a beautiful vision of the future! "A Peaceful Future" My future is a world where we can all learn to love each other despite our religion, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexuality. I dream of a future where everyone is safe and accepted wherever they go, whoever they are. Connecticut, 10-12 Grade Group National winner #YMCA #DIVERSITY #INCLUSION #PEACE

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Congratulations to CHL member, Joshua Boggan... You are the winner of our St. Patrick's Day "Are You Feeling Lucky" raffle! Please enjoy the next three months on us- you are appreciated!!!

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Are You Feeling L-U-C-K-Y? Enter our Member Appreciation St. Patrick’s Day Raffle for a chance to win a FREE 3-Month Family Gift Certificate! Stop by the Carl H. Lindner YMCA Welcome Center between today and Sunday, March 19th to participate. Drawing to be held Monday, March 20th. Raffle is open to all current CHL YMCA members in good standing. Best O' Luck to you!

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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.[2][3] The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum[4] and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971[5] and was one of twelve inaugural inductees to the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on June 8, 2015.[6] Helen proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world. She also taught that deaf people are capable of doing things that hearing people can do. She is one of the most famous deaf people in history and she is an idol to many deaf people in the world.[7] Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

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Y Moment in Black History George Crum: Inventor of Potato Chips The potato chip was invented in 1853 by George Crum. Crum was a Native American/African American chef at the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. French fries were popular at the restaurant and one day a diner complained that the fries were too thick. Although Crum made a thinner batch, the customer was still unsatisfied. Crum finally made fries that were too thin to eat with a fork, hoping to annoy the extremely fussy customer. The customer, surprisingly enough, was happy - and potato chips were invented! Crum's chips were originally called Saratoga Chips and potato crunches. They were soon packaged and sold in New England - Crum later opened his own restaurant. William Tappendon manufactured and marketed the chips in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1895. In the 1920s, the salesman Herman Lay sold potato chips to the southern USA (selling the chips from the trunk of his car). In 1926, Laura Scudder (who owned a potato chip factory in Monterey Park, California) invented a wax paper potato chip bag to keep the chips fresh and crunchy - this made potato chips even more popular.

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Y Moment in Black History Mary D. Wineburg: An Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg (née Danner) is an American track and field athlete from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School, a prestigious school often voted number one in Ohio, she attended the University of Cincinnati on a track scholarship, graduating in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in education. Wineberg was an Olympic competitor in athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed in the 400m race and finished fifth in her semifinal, which did not qualify her for the final. However, Wineberg ran the first leg for the U.S. Women's 4 × 400 meters relay team that won the gold medal at the Games. Mary says, “I have always loved to run but never thought it would be my career. I never imagined that I would win an Olympic Gold Medal. I was just your hometown girl who grew up in Cincinnati and attended Walnut Hills High School. As a member of the track team in high school, I was seen as an average runner. I later went on to run at the University of Cincinnati on a track scholarship, and here I was able to perfect my stride and improve greatly. My story is one full of amazement, sacrifice, determination, and further goes to showcase how this late bloomer was able to rise above expectations”. Mary is a member of the Clippard YMCA.

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Y Moment in African American History Canada Lee: Jockey/Boxer and Actor Canada Lee (the adopted name of Lionel Cornelius Canegata) was a noted 20th Century jockey, boxer, and actor. Born on May 3, 1907 in New York City’s San Juan Hill district, he attended Public School 5 in Harlem. Canegata began his musical education at the age of seven, studying violin with the composer J. Rosamond Johnson. At the age of fourteen he ran away to the Saratoga Race Track in upstate New York to become a jockey. After two years of jockeying he became a horse exerciser for prominent racehorse owners. In 1923 Canegata moved to Harlem and became an amateur prize fighter, entering the ring with manager Jim Buckley. Over the next three years he emerged the victor in 90 of 100 fights and won the Metropolitan Inter-City and Junior National Championships. Then he went on and won the national amateur lightweight title. In 1926 he turned professional, changed his name to Canada Lee, and by 1930 he was a leading contender for the welterweight championship. Lee fought in over 200 fights as a professional boxer, only losing 25. In 1933 a detached retina ended his boxing career and he returned to music. In 1934, after leading an unsuccessful band, Lee auditioned at the Harlem YMCA for Works Progress Administration (WPA) theatrical production Brother Mose. Lee got the role but soon turned to motion picture acting. In 1935 at the age of 28 he played a stevedore named Charlie in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Lifeboat. This was the first major movie in Hollywood where the black character was not cast in a stereotypical role. Despite that success on the silver screen, Lee returned to the theater and won his first critical acclaim as Banquo in the Federal Theater’s black version of Macbeth. He also played Jean Christophe in Haiti with Rex Ingram. In 1939 he had a featured role as Draylon in Mamaba’s Daughters, staring Ethel Waters. He also narrated the CBS radio program, “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm.” In 1941 Lee played Bigger Thomas in the film Native Son to great critical and popular acclaim. Lee appeared six other films throughout the 1940s. He played a sailor in South Pacific in 1943 and a prizefighter in Body and Soul in 1947. Canada Lee declared that he would only take roles that educated society about race and enhanced the image of African Americans. His passionate devotion to equality was reflected in his theatrical and film roles. Canada Lee died of a heart attack on May 9, 1952. His health in the past two years had been in decline he had collapsed in Africa at the end of filming Cry the Beloved Country where he played the lead actor. Lee left behind his wife Juanita Waller and their two children.

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