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I'm so excited for black history month. This is exactly how I'm coming matter fact that's me right now
I have a 3rd grader doing black history mo. project on you! Do you really speak 4 languages? Fact checking. Thanks.
worst president In history. I don't care if he's white, black, purple, or orange. He sucked and that's a fact !!!
Sir...I said you don't know the actual history of WOC (Black women included) in feminism. That IS disputing your "fact."
the fact that a lot of people can only name MLK and maybe Rosa Parks when asked about black history...
Some white people can't handle the fact that many important figures in our history who greatly influenced the present are black.
This wasn't something that was normally taught, in fact it was American History time. So throwing in the Black Death seemed a bit odd.
ironically, this airs during black history month & conveniently neglects the fact that Rock n Roll was pioneered by African Americans
The fact that you asked this question suggests a stunning ignorance of Black history. Study up chap, do better.
Sad fact. Many Black people do not even know their own history. They believe Democrats were good guys and Republica…
"The fact that Kinney was black & Miller white made their relationship illegal in Virginia but irrelevant to them." https:/…
Next headline: "The fact Trump is taking office from Obama 11 days before Black History Month should not be overloo…
In fact, id say all-black districts disempower their politicians. Of the 10 black senators in US history, only one was a congressman b4
Fun history fact the original lady liberty France sent the US was actually black 🗽
So my black history fact of the day was about the Reds. I mentioned they were the second historically black sorority...
The fact that we didn't learn about them in school shows you that America intentionally suppresses black history an…
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It's real ironic how SWS decide to tell the true story of black history after the fact...Hidden Colors then Hidden Figures
Black people can do and be anything they desire. History has proven this fact no matter the hate they experience and endure.
The lib view on Obama's legacy is laughable, as if history will admire the fact he was half black and loved his kids.
Fun history fact: there's not a lot of 'em, but Black Nazis did/do exist. How does that even work?
Little know Black history fact: . When Friday the 13th falls on your Founder's Day it's actually 7 years of good luck 🔑
actually blacks sold other black people . That's a fact. You don't even know the history of your own people
History is so In fact most Europeans (especially their thinkers) were black during this time. Wake up!!!
Little Known Black History Fact: Sanford and Son - The ’70’s sitcom Sanford & Son was a smash hit for the NBC n...
"... our America is frightened of fact, of history, of processes, of necessity." Richard Wright, Black Boy, 1944
I mean, think about it many of the worst pathogens in history (I.e. black plauge) well in fact transmitted by rats...
We also call this little known Black History Fact.
but the fact you think communism works is a black mark on history edu. Good thing I'm here.
If you're erasing the fact that Teen Vogue is headed by a black woman, if you ignore teen girls' long history of political thought
This whole story is heartbreaking, but the fact that it could have been mitigated makes it worse…
Fun Fact: This is the 1st time in history the Raiders haven't worn their classic silver & black home or away jerseys in tea…
Little Known Black History Fact: Lyle Station, Indiana - The town of Lyles Station, Indiana was one of the earl...
Fact: The secret History of the Dem. Party is the Party that killed, murdered, segregated, and lynched Black Americans! Sinners!
Happy birthday, Dr. Mae Jemison. Color and fact sheet for the younger scholars
Andrea Bridgeman delivers our Black History Month video fact of the day about the first non-white British circus ow…
The fact that we have "black history month" is a big problem.. Black culture and heritage should be remembered ever…
Find out how The Beatles incorporated black history into their Sergeant Pepper's album in our Black History Month f…
Little Known Black History Fact: Jack Greenberg - Jack Greenberg was an attorney who was at the center of the c...
The more I learn about my history the more I get mad. Not the fact white people in slaved black but it took 200 years to know that it's bad
Find out why Bessie Coleman is important in our Black History Month fact from Lawrence Fagbayi of The Gospel Pente…
u don't care about the fact she uses u?Dems ruin black lives.HISTORY=PROOF
"People think that African-Americans only created soul food. In fact, black folks had a long presence in kitchens...
Wake up black people. Do some research. We are indigenous to America. The US has practiced revisionist history to...
Our Black History Month fact number 16 is about the first African American pilot
oh look a racist who doesn't know history. Without islam there is no black slavery in America.
The BPP was amazing!! I remember when I was in the 12th grade & for BHM I would post a black history fact everyday on instagram.
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And won BOTH times. And in return & a dat totally neglects the OTHER black Americans & THEIR history!
Arthur Wharton First Black professional footballer, and originally from Ghana. Black History Fact
It is actually good that people are waking up to the fact that the Bible is Black and Hispanic history and not that stuff they teach you
Little known history fact for some. The Black Panther Party was founded October 15, 1966 in responses to police...
The loophole in the 13th we didn't know about..
Little known Black History Fact: North Nashville one of the few places you can still find Jungle Juice too
Little known Black History Fact: did you know "The real McCoy" refers to the distinction between Elijah McCoy's inventio…
Here's today's little known Black History Fact: in terms of skill, Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are not that far apart.
Black History Fact:. My name is Dred Scott. I sued the United States to free myself and my family. My case was...
Black History Fact: Did you know that the $100 bill was designed by an African American?. Brian Thompson
Black History Fact: Hobart Taylor Jr. was an associate counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson & Vice-chairman of EEOC.
Today's Black History Fact: . Dr. Daniel Hale Williams -responsible for one of the first successful open heart...
No where in the history of the world was Michael Jackson a white man. He had white skin but was, in fact, a BLACK man. Joe Fiennes is NOT.
I've noticed you talk very proudly of whites but ignore every fact about ur black history. Why?
February is a great month besides the fact it's black history month thx
I still dnt agree to the fact that black history get recognized for 1 month
get a job as a Fortune 500 CEO, despite the fact they spent so much money getting their Feminism Studies and Black History degree.
I see it's bad that Tom Joyner did a "little known black history fact" on Mansa Musa.Maybe little known to him.
Little Known Black History Fact: Maurice Hines - Actor and dancer Maurice Hines has been gracing stages since t...
American schools teach you nothing about black history. That's a fact.
the fact that Stacey dash thinks that black history month should be obsolete is unacceptable
Um being that Black history month is near let's take note to the fact that THE QUEEN OF ZAMUNDA LISA... Has aged VERY WELL!!! 🙌🏽
The fact that Intro to Black Studies and Afr. Am lit and culture don't count for history and English respectively
Shout out to Berg for announcing the fact that no one knows when black history month is to the entire class
the fact that the nursery rhyme of 'ring around the rosy..' has a back link to a horrible incident in history ; Black Death. O 😮😮
I'm more happy/shocked about the fact that Target mass published anything regarding black culture/history
NYFW & Black History Month: Afro-Colombian Designer Edwing D'Angelo expresses his view on the fact that...
The lack of black history taught has huge effect on black children and it's a fact. We grow up not knowing who we are
If we don't get MigoThuggin before the end of Black History Month itll be a proven fact that you hate black people
Fact: Black History Month is for white people!
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she missed the fact that Morgan said black history is American history & should be taught throughout the year
I hope you are trolling us to make a bigger point about self hatred and the fact that REAL black history isn't taught.
I love black history , just to know how powerful my people were. Matter of fact I love all history , I just prefer black 😏
Yes. I encouraged someone to do so today. They called my agency's fact line to asked for the Black History Month theme.
(16) it probably ignores many contributions 'black people' made in a historical context. In fact earlier in history - I wouldn't
you should study Black History to find the truth. Were not making it up! Its all fact.
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The fact that you can go in a major book store n see the selection on any ancient black African history be *** near n…
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"Never rewrite this like THEY rewrite history. The fact the Statue Of Liberty was Black is a *** mystery"
In fact that was MID NIGHT BLACK OUT in th Parliamentary History of India
I think pointed out the fact of a long history of Black characters associated with weather powers.
They’ll never re-write this, like they re-wrote history. The fact that the Statue of Liberty was black is a *** mystery
Black History Fact: September 11, 1959 - Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington wins Springarm Medal for his achievements in music.
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Emmett Till was murdered on this date in 1955. Till was a 14-year-old African-American boy...
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic Presidential Nomination at the Democratic...
Still really annoyed at the fact that this hasn't made *news*. .
Nice roundup of data points for including stats on the reverse Great Migration
~ Mar 14 1935 ~ Blacks protest denial of right to vote ~
The fact some people want black history month taken away is disgusting we really can't have anything without someone saying it's not fair
Black people are totally ignorant of the fact that N-GER-S WERE KINGS OF BRITAIN (white people Know our history tho)
the history if Africa shows it will not happen under black rule. In fact its getting worse.
RIP to another Drum Major for Justice. It was awesome she lived to see the 50th anniversary of the Selma March.
Your reasoning is logicly based on our black history.The only fact tht givs gud hope is GenRaheel's proven attitude.
Interest fact, say what u want but she made White American history feel me. Not just black history she is the...
On here for a moment to say class number 1 with 7th grade was AMAZING. Todays "Broadway Black" fact was Audra McDonald's Tony history making
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Chandra Wilson an African American actress was born in Houston, Texas on this date in 1969.
Start your morning off with a Little Known Black History Fact!
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Robert Lee Vann an African American lawyer and publisher was born in Ahoskie, North...
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Dezi talked about the fact that we don't have any black teachers & I spoke about not having enough black history taught.
Fact. First successful independent female business owner in US history was black. In the 1800's
The simple fact is that a major goal of the Birth Control League (which became Planned Parenthood) was to limit black bir…
Black History Fact: Tia Norfleet is the first and only black woman racecar driver to be licensed by NASCAR
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Nina Simone an African American singer and activist was born on February 21, 1933, in...
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Scott Joplin an African American composer and pianist was born on November 2, 1868, in...
The Flag is NOT RACIST at its core. The worst slave owner in history of the nation was a black man.
Ok. So why is Larry Nance's son white. Like if he's in fact black he just beat Blake Griffin for lightest lightskin in NBA history
Little Known Black History Fact: Betty Davis - Before Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, funk singer Betty Davis was at the ...
Black history programs getting punted out of schools left and right to make room for that. Not homophobic, just a fact
London black taxi best in the world fact years of training 400 year history FACT
Fun fact: The "Orange Is the New Black" opening credits are the most-skipped video content in the history of streaming video.
The popular assumption that many of our silent classic films were in black and white [is wrong] . (..) in fact...
How soon Libs forget. or is that revise history? Or forgive one of their own, if that one is a black person,...
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Aaliyah an African American singer and dancer was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn,...
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*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Cab Calloway an African American jazz singer and bandleader was born on December 25, 1907,...
Little Known Black History Fact: Jeanine Menze: Jeanine Menze, also known as Jeanine McIntosh-Menze, is the fi...
Never heard this story before. Little Known Black History Fact.
Ask any history scholar, even the black ones. Its a fact that africans sold their own people in exchange for gifts
black people in the south have never liked that flag and the history behind it. I know this for fact.
Love the history lesson is giving on racist Dem Party, but sad fact is vast majority of black community couldn't care less.
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Prince an African American singer and songwriter was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis,... htt…
i stated a fact. Whites cannot call Black ppl racist considering their collective history of racism against us.
Happy Black History Day. Black History fact of the day:. Mary McLeod Bethune. June 24, 1936- Mary McLeod Bethune,...
Black History Fact of the Day:. June 7, 1917. Poetess Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win the...
Black History Fact:. The next time you stop at a stop light remember the name Garrett Morgan a black man that...
Black History Fact!!! . Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King's Mother, Alberta Williams King was assassinated?
Black History Fact: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entered Morehouse College at the young age of 15.
Black History Fact - February 5. On this date in 1866, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offe…
It's crazy how my school won't even acknowledge the fact that its black history month,but break their necks going green for st.Patrick's day
Black history fact: On Feb. 4, 1986 A stamp of Sojourner Truth is issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
BLACK HISTORY FACT when Cam'ron made it ok for the hood to wear pink. Happy Birthday to this…
Black History Fact of the Day:. Rosa Parks born of this day in 1913!. Rosa Parks. “Rosa Parks was arrested...
One of my ig followers posts a black history fact everyday and I've gained so much respect because of that.
Interesting Black History Fact - The Continental Army, led by George Washington, was reluctant to enlist...
Interesting Black History fact day four: In 2008, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt became the first man to ever set...
FACT: The NBA is the only major sport in-season during black history month. . Coincidence? I think not...
I def understand why some people feel Black History Month is problematic...the fact that our history is relegated to 28 days of the year
The fact that the news haven't acknowledge black history month but decided to say "fit kids February" is deadass annoying 😕😒
Black History fact of the day:Frederick M. Jones invented the first air conditioning unit.
Can we acknowledge the fact that this girl just came up 2 me & told me "to have a happy black history month".I'm not black, but thanks?
Black history month fact Kendall Johnson the first church *** to still weed money from the offering plate.
black History Fact Lucky Ali the first *** child to have a light bill put in his name .
The fact that black history has its own category from regular history is annoying
College Girls Rock Black History Fact: Benjamin O. Davis Jr. - was the first Black Air Force General,…
I hate Black History month, for the fact that as people we feel like this is the only month we should reflect on black history
Of course black history month is the shortest month 😒
Caught an old white guy staring at a black girls *** ..and that's my black history fact of the day 😂😂
GM Fbers and Happy Hump Day...Have a Great Day All and enjoy the Black History fact below...
It's a time to reflect on & celebrate contributions of African Americans throughout our history
Black History Fact: In 1862, Abraham Lincoln lost an epic rap battle to Harriet Tubman, and as a result, agreed to abolish slavery.
My second black history month fact of the day is about Dorothy Irene Height born March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia!
The fact that black history is actually designated into a month so they don't hear more about it in the other 11 months...
Black History Month Fact of the day is about Ernie Davis who was born December 14,1939 in New Salem, Pennsylvania!
Black History Month Fact: Pusha T is the best rapper alive.
We continue our celebration of Black History Month with a new Fact of the Day.
Someone know of a link or website that's doing a black history fact or story for every day this month?
my school hasn't ONCE mentioned the fact that it's black history month. smh /:
Black History Fact. Willie Barrow . Known for: civil rights activism, active role in the Church of God, Operation...
Black History Month Fact: The first black congresswoman was Shirley Chisholm, who represented New York during...
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BLACK HISTORY FACT that is untold by most who became famous because of this man: . Tom Bass (1859 - 1934). Tom...
Black history month... Research a history fact a day!
Black History Month Fact: The first black senator was Hiram Rhodes Revels, who represented Mississippi from 1870...
Black History Month fact of the day: On this day in 1913, Rosa Parks, originally named Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, was born.
Sigma Black History Fact: Soror Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry was the first African-American woman to practice law in Dade Coun…
Black history fact of the day! In 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to go into space 😎
Black History Fact: Anthony Johnson, a *** indentured servant in 1635 Virginia was the first legal slave owner of 4 white men & 1 black.
The entire month of Feb. I will be posting a little known Black History Fact. In reference to let people know who...
Black History Fact: February 4, 1996, J.C. Watts becomes the first Black selected to respond to a state of the union.
Angela Davis a Black revolutionary and professor.
Fact: Black History Month originated in 1926 by Carter Godwin Woodson as *** History Week.
Black History Fact: Huey Percy Newton started the Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale in 1966.
Black History Fact: 1868 Scott Joplin, hall of fame composer, pianist and King of Ragtime, was born near Texarkana, Texas.
Black History Fact: 1957 Charlie Sifford became the 1st black to win a major professional golf tournament on this date (Long…
Black History Fact:…Have U Ever Heard of the "Muse Brothers"??? George and Willie Muse, albino brothers living in the rural South during the late 1800s, is stirring. According to accounts, the brothers were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival sideshow and paraded around the country. The brothers were tricked by a bounty hunter working for a sideshow promoter and taken away from their mother. The man told the brothers that their mother was dead. The brothers learned to play guitar and mandolin, which became a feature of their act. Amazingly, they were never paid for their work and it was rumored they were sold among other promoters like slaves. Lew Graham, a manager for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, marketed them as Eko and Iko, the “Ambassadors from Mars” discovered by spaceship wreckage in California’s Mojave Desert. The name would remain with them until they retired. In 1927, the brothers were reunited with their mother, Harriet. The Ringling circus came to Roanoke and . ...
Black History Fact: 1773, the first book of poetry written by a Black woman, Phillis Wheatley, was published in America.
Black History Fact: 1905 the founding of Miles College located in Birmingham, Alabama.
and the fact that black people are African American so they don't think we're not related but then again history is not known
remember history its these same Zionists that made the black a commodity and traded in it a fact you sellout deny
Black History is American History due to the fact that it happened in america. But it's still History for Blacks, in America. (cont)
This is a horrifying fact of our Black History I had never heard.
"No mistake seems possible in this matter: and yet history discloses the terrible fact, that the exhausted" Black
Learn about the1st black poet laureate of Kentucky and no he didnt recite limericks.C/O the
Black History Fact: 1981, Attorney Arnette R. Hubbard was installed as the first woman president of the National Bar Association (NBA).
Black History Fact: 1911 celebrates the founding of America’s first *** Boy Scout" troop. Initially started in Elizabeth City, NC.
Black History Fact: 1874 Patrick Francis Healy the 1st person of Black ancestry to be named president of a predominantly White college.
Imagine how crazy history class is gonna be with the fact that we have a black president.
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For first time in US history the House votes to sue a President. And the fact that he happens to be black I'm sure is just a coincidence
The fact that the white side of my family is cultural deprived of black history and expect me to be okay...
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Shame that you are trying to rewrite history that belongs to black Africans, considering the fact that white people have stole
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. Hollis Watkins an African American civil rights activist and administrator was born on this... h…
Learn that new housing sponsored by Jimmy Carter was an outcome of the Benton Harbor Riots! Hear the
The fact that there are now "experts" on black history defeats the purpose of what we're fighting for.
*BLACK HISTORY FACT* Anita Hill an African American lawyer and educator was born on this date in 1956. As a...
Remember the Benton Harbor riots of 2003? We're learning more about it for today's Little Known Black History Fact next on the
*BLACK HISTORY FACT*. On this date in 1864, Decatur Dorsey of the 39th US Colored Infantry fought in the Battle...
One of the hardest things to accept in black history is the fact that our own people sold us into slavery.
History ignored in debate over black vote in GOP primary: Reaction to the fact that black ...
You may also be the 1st black president, in fact, the only president in US history to have 1 of its on cities nuked as reported
I make jokes about how I only date black guys but if you look at my history, it's just a known fact.
I put "Jew" in quotes because those pale people aren't Jew..they are "JewISH" real JEWS are BLACK thats history's Fact ..T…
Black History Fact: 1868 Robert Robinson Taylor, the 1st Black student at MIT and architect, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
(Black History Fact) Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours.
Black History Fact: 1947, the 1st Black man played in a major league baseball game. Jackie Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers
Black History Fact: 1968 The Civil Rights Act of 1968, aka the Fair Housing Act, was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Black History Fact: 1960 The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization of the Civil Rights Movement, was founded.
Black History Fact: 1830, James A. Healy was born. He was a priest and the 1st Black bishop in America.
Black History Fact: 1905 William Warrick Cardozo, physician and pioneer researcher of sickle cell anemia, was born in Washin…
Black History Fact: 1798 James Pierson Beckwourth, mountain man, fur trader and explorer, was born enslaved in Frederick Cou…
Black History Fact of the Day: On April 6, 1869 Mr. Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett, Principal of the Institute for Colored Youth, Philadelphia, named minister to Haiti and became the first major Black diplomat and the first American Black to receive a major appointment from the United Stated Government.
Black History Fact: April 6 Matthew A. Henson, Explorer and the first to reach the North Pole, leads expedition of six to North Pole,1909.
*Black History Fact*. Fred Shuttlesworth an African American minister was born on this. date in 1922.
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Black History Fact: 1897 the founding of Langston University, Oklahoma’s only Historical Black College or University
Black History Fact. From the beginning of U. S. history, American Native populations and Africans had a historical relationship of both cooperation and confrontation. Europeans first enslaved Indians, introducing Africans to the Americas shortly after. Nicolas de Ovando, Governor of Hispaniola first mentioned African and Indian interaction in a report, circa 1503. Indians who escaped generally knew the surrounding areas, avoided capture, and returned to help free enslaved Africans. Europeans feared an Indian/African alliance. The first slave rebellion occurred in Hispaniola in 1522, while the first on future United States soil (North Carolina) occurred in 1526. Both rebellions were organized and executed by coalitions of Africans and Indians. Europeans feared communities of escaped Africans, known as Maroons or quilombos in frontier areas. The largest of these communities, the "Republic of Palmores," originated in the 1600s, and at its peak had a population of approximately 11,000. This community composed ...
Black History Fact! Berry Gordy- Berry Gordy Jr., born in 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, founded Motown Records, the most successful black owned music company in the history of the United States. Motown Records recorded some of the most successful songs and groups in R&B and beyond, like Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
I'm at my daughters African American Female Scholars Dinner Program where she spoke about Nat Turner as her Black History Fact... I swear I had nothing to do with who she spoke on!!
Black History Fact...And Inspiration .A Strong Determined Mother Is All It Takes ... When African-American NEUROSURGEON Ben Carson was a child, his mother required him to read two library books a week and give her written reports, even though she was barely literate. She would then take the papers and pretend to carefully review them, placing a check-mark at the top of the page to show her approval. The assignments inspired Carson's eventual love of reading and learning.
Black History Fact of the Day: The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals -- many whites but predominently black -- who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. A notable figure in the Underground Railroad was Harriet Tubman who helps upwards 300 African Americans escape slavery. Other members of the Underground Railroad effectively moved hundreds more slaves northward each year -- according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850. An organized system to assist runaway slaves seems to have begun towards the end of the 18th century. In 1786 George Washington complained about how one of his runaway slaves was helped by a "society of Quakers, formed for such purposes." The system grew, and around 1831 it was dubbed "The Underground Railroad," after the then emerging steam railroads ...
Black History Fact: The Black Panthers were formed in California in 1966 and they played a short but important part in the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King had failed and any promised changes to their lifestyle via the 'traditional' Civil Rights Movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced. The language of the Black Panthers was violent as was their public stance. The two founders of the Black Panther Party were Huey Percy Newton and Bobby Seale. They preached for a "revolutionary war" but though they considered themselves an African-American party, they were willing to speak out for all those who were oppressed from whatever minority group. They were willing to use violence to get what they wanted. The Black Panther Party (BPP) had four desires : equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights. It had a 10 Point Plan to get its desired goals. The ten points of the party platform were: 1) "Freedom ...
Black History Fact: On June 11, 1964, only eight days after the Civil Rights Act had passed, three black men, soldiers and teachers at the U.S. Army Reserves, headed home from training at Fort Benning, near Columbus, GA. Lt. Colonel Lemuel Penn, Major Charles Brown and Lt. Colonel John Howard were driving down a lonely road in Athens, GA in a 1959 Chevy when Ku Klux Klan members in a tan station wagon saw their D.C. license plates and began following them. Since the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Southern racists vowed to seek some kind of retaliation. For no reason other than hate, the KKK nightriders opened fire on the Chevy, killing Lt. Colonel Lemuel Penn. The soldiers tried to steer the car to safety but after a high-speed chase, the Chevy landed in a ditch. Just days later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation came to Athens to arrest and charge the Klan members with murder. James Lackey (the driver), Cecil Myers and Joseph Sims were arrested. Myers and Sims were charged with murder after Lack ...
Last year, the movie adaption of the slave narrative "12 Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup was a box office hit. Slave narrative like "12 Years a Slave" and "A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" played an instrumental role in the abolishment of slavery. These graphic stories appealed to the conscience of those who read them. Today's Black History Fact is about Olaudah Equiano. He wrote a slave narrative that became popular during his time. Black History FactOlaudah Equiano aka Gustavas Vassa "Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. When he was about eleven, Equiano was kidnapped and sold to slave traders headed to the West Indies. Though he spent a brief period in the state of Virginia, much of Equiano's time in slavery was spent serving the captains of slave ships and British navy vessels. One of his masters, Henry Pascal, the captain of a British trading vessel, gave Equiano the name Gustavas Vassa, which he used throughout his life, though he publi ...
Today’s Black History Fact: The Call and Post was established around 1928 by a group of people including local African-American inventor Garrett A. Morgan, as a merger between the Cleveland Call and the Cleveland Post, two newspapers which had been serving the African American community since 1916 and 1920 respectively. William Otis "W.O." Walker, a black Republican who had been co-founder of the Washington Tribune, became editor in 1932. The Call and Post provided extensive coverage of the social and religious life in the African-American community, and was known to feature sensational coverage of violence on its front page. The publication also extensively covered Larry Doby, the first black player to successfully integrate into the American League's Cleveland Indians baseball franchise. Reporter Cleveland Jackson communicated extensively with Indians owner and team president Bill Veeck before Doby was signed by the Indians in 1947. With the influence of editor and publisher William O. Walker from 193 ...
The next time you pick up a potato chip remember this important, but little known Black History Fact: George Crum (1822 - July 22, 1914), African-American chef who became renowned for his culinary skills after becoming a cook and restaurant owner in Saratoga Springs, New York; inventor of the potato chip.
Black History Fact: The first African-American lawyer was John Mercer Langston in 1854. He was elected…
...Today's Black History Fact: Garrett Augustus Morgan invented, among many other things, the first automatic three-way traffic signal system, which he eventually sold to General Electric. Also, George T. Sampson earned a patent in 1892 for inventing a clothes dryer that used heat from a stove...
Today's Black History Fact: Central High School in Cleveland. The first free, public high school west of the Alleghenies, it enrolled black students before the Civil War. Writer Langston Hughes, U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes and Benjamin O. Davis, the first black general, graduated from Central. Other notables: John Green, the city's first black elected official (justice of the peace, 1873), Mary B. Martin, the first black elected school board member (1929) and bandleader Noble Sissle. Reflecting racial patterns, black students grew from a sliver of the school in the early 1900s to a large majority by the 1930s. Stokes, Class of '43, said teachers stressed that students could be "as good or better than" any in the city. Central opened on Prospect Avenue in 1846, promptly moved near East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue and shifted to East 55th Street in 1878. The final incarnation opened in 1940 on East 40th Street and is now an elementary school named for Carl and Louis Stokes. Central merged with East Tech in 19 ...
Black History Fact: Charley Pride Charley Pride First African-American inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, in 2000.
Day 21 - Black History Fact of the Day - Born in Georgia, Eugene Jacques Bullard moved to France as a young man to escape racism. He joined the French Foreign legion in 1914 at the start of World War I, and became known as the “Black Swallow of Death.” Bullard then joined the French Flying Corps, where he became the first black combat pilot on May 5, 1917. Bullard attempted to join the U.S. military after the United States entered the war, but he was barred because of his race. He served in the French Flying Corps for the remainder of the war, earning the French Legion of Honor, France's highest military honor, and becoming one of France's most decorated war heroes.
Black History Fact!! Maya Angelou became one of the most prominent voices for African Americans in the arts. By the early 1970's, she had been a dancer, a poet, a aide in Martin Luther King's and Malcolm X's organizations. Angelou was also hired to direct a film version of Bird and became the First Black women to direct a major Hollywood movie.
Today’s Black History Fact: Burl Abron Toler, Sr. was an American football official in the National Football League for 24 seasons from 1965 to 1989. He served as a field judge and head linesman throughout his career and is most notable for being the first African-American official in the NFL. He also officiated in one Super Bowl, Super Bowl XIV in 1980, and wore the uniform number 37. Toler attended the University of San Francisco was a member of the football team, playing the linebacker position. While at USF he was initiated into the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. In addition, he was a member of the 1951 undefeated Dons football team of which three of his teammates would later be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after successful careers in the NFL: Gino Marchetti, Ollie Matson, and Bob St. Clair. The ’51 Dons were invited to play in the Orange Bowl but the TEAM turned down the invite because Bowl officials refused to allow the team’s 3 Black players to participate. Playing in the Bowl ga ...
Today's Black History Fact: League Park, at East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue in the Hough neighborhood, hosted its first baseball game in 1891, with pitching legend Cy Young on the mound for the Cleveland Spiders. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Indians used League Park from 1900 through 1946, continuing to play some games there for 15 years after Municipal Stadium opened. It was the team's home field during the 1920 World Series. Indians second-baseman Bill Wambsganss executed his famous unassisted triple play at League Park during the 1920 World Series. Yankee Joe DiMaggio stroked the last hit in his 56-game streak at the park in 1941. Alta Weiss, a teenage girl, pitched there for a men's semi-pro team in the early 1900s. The old Cleveland Rams played professional football games at League Park in the 1940s, and it served as a practice field for the Browns until 1951, when the city bought the property and converted it into a community park. The park eventually disintegra ...
Today's Black History Fact: Ronald McNair (Fellow NC A&T Aggie) Background[edit] Born in Lake City, South Carolina, he was raised by his parents, Pearl M. and Carl C. McNair, and had two brothers, Carl S. and Eric A. McNair. In the summer of 1959, he refused to leave the segregated Lake City Public Library without being allowed to check out his books. After the police and his mother were called, he was allowed to borrow books from the Library, which is now named after him. A child's book, Ron's Big Mission, offers a fictionalized account of this event.[1] McNair graduated as valedictorian of Carver High School in 1967.[2][2] In 1971 he received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics, magna *** laude, from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. McNair was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 1976, he received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under guidance of Prof. Michael Feld, becoming nationally recognized for his work in the field o ...
Black History Fact: In 1989 Lena Horne received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Not only was she a singer, she was very instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement. She marched and also spoke and performed at "The March on Washington." She also worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti lynching-laws.
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Black History Fact - Before Halle, there was LENA, Lena Horne that 1942 she was the highest paid Black actor, hired by MGM Studios. Max Factor created a makeup just for her called "Light Egyptian" . She was the 1st Black to appear on the cover of Motion Picture Magazine and she is a dscendant from the John C. Calhoun family, the 7th Vice President of the United States, serving under John Quincy Adams...who knew?
A very important Black History Fact, suggest you read and dnt be Shokkk ! – Nat Turner- Nat Turner was born in 1826-1850, son of an African-born slave mother in Southampton County, Virginia. He led an uprising of sixty or seventy slaves. As his remarkable confession indicates, he was a precocious youth and became a preacher motivated by mystical voices to fulfill a dream to liberate his people. He admitted that his own master, Joseph Travis, was a kindly person; yet he and his family were the first to be slaughtered. At least 51 - Gray says 55, Thomas Grey is the is lawyer who interviewd him - were murdered the night of the uprising, August 21, 1831, PLEASE READ! Below.
Black History Fact: Soror Beatrice Wright Fox Alpha Lambda Sigma Alumnae Chapter When the Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho put their minds to something, there is no stopping them. Such was the case when the Sigma’s Board of Directors under the leadership of 13th Grand Basileus Dr. Annie Lawrence brought to fruition the dream of a National Headquarters. Sunday, July 15, 1973 would be forever glorified as Sigma’s National Headquarters’ Day. The headquarters was located on 7311 S Yates Blvd. in Chicago, IL. At the Open House and Reception, Grand Basileus Lawrence welcomed the guests, made a special presentation, and introduced the speaker, Soror Gwendolyn Cherry – Sigma Gamma Rho’s Legal Advisor. In her “Sigma’s Coming of Age” remarks, she gave credit to the soror who spoke to existence the idea of a national headquarters. She made the following statements, “It was our own loyal Soror Beatrice Fox from Cleveland, Ohio, who in the early 60’s planted the seed for the national headquarters building ...
Black History Fact: Senator David Haley in the US Fish & Wildlife outreach Show is the nephew of Author Alex Haley of Roots fame. So he is the 8th generation of Kunta Kinte.
Black History Fact: On this day February 17th 1963 Michael Jeffrey Jordan Basketball Hall of Famer , Former Minor League Baseball player was born in New York. My peoples know your history!!
Black History Fact: Judge June Berry Darensburg is now the first black woman to serve as a Judicial District Court Chief Judge in the Jefferson parish of New Orleans. She is also the first African American woman to be elected to the district court. Darensburg is the 24th judge of the court and will sit for a two-year term. She will replace Judge John Molaison on the 16-member bench. June Darensburg graduated from Grace King High School in Metairie in 1980. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Xavier in 1985. She started her career as a pharmacist before moving to law, beginning with a position at the public defender’s office. Darensburg is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law. On April 1, 2006, Judge Darensburg was elected judge to the 24th Judicial District Court, Division C, for Jefferson Parish, becoming the first black woman to hold the honorable position. She was re-elected without opposition for another term. Chief judges elected to the District Court aren’t given anyth ...
Black History Fact : Without this man we wouldn't have this month or know most of our history! I give you Carter G Woodson. Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950)[1] was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of Journal of *** History, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history.[2] Carter G. Woodson was born December 19, 1875, the son of former enslaved Africans, James and Eliza Riddle Woodson. His father helped Union soldiers during the Civil War and moved his family to West Virginia when he heard that Huntington was building a high school for blacks. Coming from a large, poor family, Carter Woodson could not regularly attend school. Through self-instruction, Woodson mastered the fundamentals of common school subjects by age 17. Wanting more education, Carter went to Fayette County to earn a l . ...
Black History Fact: The first African-American Greek-letter organization was Sigma Pi Phi founded in 1904.
Black History Fact- In 1754 Benjamin Banneker constructed the first American made clock. He was 22 years old. Banneker was a mathematician, astronomer, and author of an almanac.
Black History Fact: 1944 celebrates “The Golden Thirteen.” This was the 1st black naval officer-training group in America.
Black History Fact: 1952 Bill T. Jones, hall of fame dancer, choreographer and artistic director, was born in Bunnell, Florida
Today’s Black History Fact is for my independent ladies! And if you are ever in Houston Texas, check out the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Cathay is there she is the Only Known Female Buffalo Soldier — FROM HER HUMBLE start in Missouri, Cathay Williams made her way into the record books of military history as the only known and documented female buffalo soldier. Williams was born a slave in Jackson County and moved to Jefferson City with her family and master as a small child. In 1862, as the Union soldiers moved through Jefferson City, several slaves, including Williams, were confiscated by the 8th Indiana Infantry as ”contraband“ and taken to Arkansas. While with the 8th Indiana Infantry, she worked as a cook and laundress. After the war was over, Williams found work as a cook at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis. Not long after this, she decided she was going to join the army so that she could make her own way and not be dependent on others. On Nov. 15, 1866, she enlisted in the 38th Infantry, Compa ...
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Black History Fact: While most of his peers slog through seventh grade, Stephen Stafford, 13, earns credits toward his pre-med, computer science and mathematics degrees at Morehouse College. The wide-smiling, fast-talking, classical piano-playing Lithonia resident has been labeled a "prodigy" (a term he doesn't really like), has spoken at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and has fielded private-sector job offers – which he politely declined. He recently meet with Jermaine Dupri about filming a pilot TV show. YES WE ARE INTELLIGENT.
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Quote For Today: "Without money, you have no control. Without control, you have no power." Spike Lee - Alain Leroy Locke was the first African American Rhodes Scholar taught at Howard University for 36 years and the author of 'The New *** (Black History Fact)
Black History Fact: 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected it first president.
Black History Fact: Soror Margaret Smith - Illinois State Senator and member of the Illinois General Assembly Born Margaret Fort in Chicago, Sen. Smith spent her life helping others. She served in the Illinois House from 1981 to 1983 before being elected to the Senate, where she remained until she retired in December 2002 as chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. She was the sponsor of "female friendly" legislation. She successfully pushed for legislation to create awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome, back the Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids program, provide child-care subsidies for poor working mothers and require businesses to provide private areas for mothers to express milk. Sen. Smith represented the 3rd District, which covered areas in Near North Side, Loop and Near South Side. She strongly supported promoting African American history in Illinois. She sponsored bills for statues of Adelbert Roberts, the first African American in the Illinois Senate, in the Capitol rotunda and for Rev. Martin Luther ...
Black History Fact: Granville T. Woods, along with his brother Lyates, patented the first two improvements on railroad brakes on March 29, 1904
Black History Fact!! Kenny Washington was the first African-American to sign a contract in 1946 with an NFL team. He came out of UCLA, where he played alongside two other great black football players, Woody Strode and another player whose name you may recognize, Jackie Robinson.
Black History Fact: Buffalo Soldiers— a name given by Native-American plainsmen—were the all-black regiments created in the U.S. Army beginning in 1866. These soldiers received second-class treatment and were often given the worst military assignments, but had a lowest desertion rate than their white counterparts. More than 20 Buffalo Soldiers received the Medal of Honor for their service. The oldest living Buffalo Soldier, Sergeant Mark Matthews, died at the age of 111 in 2005, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (
Black History Fact of the day: In 2012, Gabrielle Douglas became the first American gymnast to win both the All-Around gold medal and the Team gold medal for gymnastics at the same Olympics, as well as being the first female of color to win an All-Around Gold in gymnastics.
Black History Fact: Soror Corinne “Lindy” Claiborne Boggs Soror Lindy Boggs (1916-2013), a former ambassador to the Vatican and the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana, was a trailblazer for women in politics. She retired from Congress in 1990 after serving 17 years, and was an original member of the Stennis Center’s Board of Trustees. Soror Boggs encouraged the Stennis Center to initiate a program to increase women’s political leadership in the South. Thus was born the Southern Women in Public Service conference in 1991 and subsequent efforts of the Stennis Center to promote women’s leadership. At 24, she came to Washington, D.C., from Louisiana with her newly elected husband, Congressman Hale Boggs. She emerged as an influential force in American politics--running her husband's congressional campaigns, managing his Capitol Hill office and chairing numerous organizations such as John F. Kennedy's and Lyndon Johnson's inaugural ball committees. At the same time she raised three childr ...
Black History Fact - Chuck Cooper from Duquesne University was the 1st Black player to be drafted in the NBA. Earl LLoyd was the 1st to play in an NBA game.
Black History Fact: Mark Dean, along with Dennis Moeller, invented the Industry Standard Architecture systems bus, which allowed for the use of computer plug-ins such as disk drives, printers and scanners.
Black History Fact: A young Doogie Howser, Tony Hansberry of Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 14 developed a simpler way to stitch up patients after a hysterectomy that could reduce the risk of complications. Because of Hansberry, patients now have decreased hospital stays and more efficient surgeries. Tony is now a Jr at Florida A&M University.
Black History Fact were at least five Alpha men to work on the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. They are Bros. William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr, Charles Hamilton Houston, Robert Lee Carter, Thurgood Marshall, and Alpha Gamma's very own Louis Lorenzo Redding.
Black History Fact: GERALD A. LAWSON Anyone who owns a Playstation, Wii or Xbox should know Lawson's name. He created the first home video game system that used interchangeable cartridges, offering gamers a chance to play a variety of games and giving video game makers a way to earn profits by selling individual games, a business model that exists today. Lawson, who died last year at age 70, is just beginning to be recognized by the gaming industry for his pioneering work.
Black History Fact: Franklin D. Deese is presently serving his fourth term as Mayor to the town of Marshville, NC. He is the first African American elected to serve any Union County Municipality in that capacity. He was first elected to the office of Mayor in 2005.
Black History Fact: Dr. Carter G. Woodson Born: New Canton, Virginia Launched *** History Week in 1926, chosen in the second week of February between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, which evolved into Black History Month in 1976.
Black History Fact's. Fact # 1. In the year 1965 the father of soul aka James Brown wrote and produced the song I'm Black and I'm proud. This specific song helped liberate blacks in the late 60's. The song gave black's a sense of pride , and the strength to embrace being black.. it's 2014 and I must admit nobody got it better than us. Black is finally being viewed as beautiful by the world!
Black History Fact: On this Day February 4th 1913 Rosa Parks (Born Roas Louise McCauley) was born on this day. Happy 101 Birthday Mrs. Rosa Parks! Know your History
Knowledge from my brother, Aaron Terrell... Black History Fact # 1: Reverse Racism does not exist Reverse racism is the belief in black people claiming special status and reserving for themselves privileges they deny to white people on the basis of race. Examples of this include: referring to white people as *** , affirmative action, black only scholarships, BET, Black History month in itself, etc etc. The belief in reverse racism relies on a faulty understanding of racism. It is important to define words commonly associated with racism while also addressing what it truly encompasses. Prejudice is an irrational feeling of dislike for a person or group of persons, usually based on stereotype. Everyone, regardless of race, is capable of harboring prejudice. Discrimination takes place the moment a person acts on prejudice. Prejudice and discrimination are the terms that should be used in the place of racism when people of color use race to treat someone unfairly. Though, claims that people of color do ...
Black History Fact of the Day: Chuck Berry's famous "duck walk" dance originated in 1956, when Berry attempted to hide wrinkles in (1/2)
Black History Fact *On February 3, 1870, Blacks were given the right to vote through the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Feb 3 Black History Fact: August Wilson is an American playwright best known for The Pittsburgh Cycle (often referred to as his “Century Cycle”), which consists of ten plays set in different decades highlighting the black experience throughout the 20th century. He received two Pulitzer Prizes in Drama for his work (for "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson")
Black History Fact of the Day: The very first slave ship to reach The Americas was called "The Good Ship Jesus"
Black History Fact( I dare you to read it): Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans. Created by Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient city where African Americans could live their lives free of racial prejudice. Allensworth retired from the military after a successful career in 1906. At the time of retirement, Allensworth held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was both the highest ranking chaplain and the highest ranking Black officer of his time. After retiring, Colonel Allensworth traveled extensively throughout the mid-western and min-eastern states lecturing on the need for Afro-Americans to initiate programs of self-help so that they might become economically, socially, culturally, and politically self-sufficient. Allensworth met William Payne, a gifted teacher and university graduate living in Pasadena, Calif. Although different in age and temperament, Payne and ...
Black History Fact of the Day: According to new calculations based upon inflation, the richest person in Human History is…
Black History Fact: The parents of actress Halle Berry chose their daughter's name from Halle's Department Store, a local landmark in her birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio.
Black History Fact! Colin L. Powell is the first African American chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, in 1989 and the First African American Secretary of State 2001.
Black History Fact .. Everybody knows about Jackie Robinson, the first African American in major league baseball. But did you know is older brother, Mack, a silver medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin in the 200 meters, finishing 2nd only behind Jesse Owens?
Black History Fact: When the feminist movement was created, it largely excluded Black women. So, Black women developed their own movement. Alice Walker coined the term "womanist." Womanism identifies how the Black woman relates to the Black man and how society views her as a phenomenon. Her quote: "Womanist is to feminist as lavender is to purple," Read up on it!
Halle Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2013, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. Black History Fact...
Black History Fact, Gabby Douglas First African American to win 2 gold medals in the Olympic She won gold in 2 events the All around,floor she also noted for helping US win Gold metal 2012. She has written 2 best seller book's at the age of 16.
Black History Fact: Did you know that Frederick Douglass was a Republican?
Today's Black History Fact: Tice Davids, a runaway slave from Kentucky, was the inspiration for the first usage of the term “Underground Railroad.” When he swam across the Ohio River to freedom, his former owner assumed he’d drowned and told the local paper if Davids had escaped, he must have traveled on "an Underground Railroad." (Davids actually made it alive and well.)
Black History Fact:. Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was an African-American artist who was associated with the Harlem...
Black History Fact: 1993 Thurgood Marshall, the 1st black to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, died.
Black History Fact: 1951 Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., the 1st black Attorney General of the United States, was born in The Bronx, New York.
Black History Fact # 9 In 1938, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Roosevelt would come to refer to Bethune as "her closest friend in her age group."
Black History Fact: In 1964, Young was hired by the NFL as an administrative assistant to the commissioner.
Black History Fact: 1995 Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, the 1st black gymnast to win the Olympic individual all-around Gold medal, was born.
Black History Fact: 1579, St. Martin de Porres was born. He was the 1st Black patron saint in the Americas.
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