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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...
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.
Little known Black History Fact: This is African-American History Month. In celebration I honor my favorite african-american musician -- Sean Williams. African-American Music Appreciation Month From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia African-American Music Appreciation Month is a celebration for African American Music every year in the month of June in the United States. It was originally started as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, who on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music. Since then, presidents have announced to Americans to celebrate Black Music Month. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance under a new title, African-American Music Appreciation Month.[1]
(Black History Fact) Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French. Baker was the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) or to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker, who refused to perform for segregated audiences in America, is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. She was once offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King in 1968, following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. Baker, however, turned down the offer. She was also known for assisting the French Resistance during World War II,[3] and received the French military honor, the Croix de guerre
(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.
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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 ...
Black History Fact: Did you know that Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the nation's foremost black educators, opened a college in 1904 with $1.50 and 5 students. Today, there are over 100 historically black colleges and universities in the United States, who can count among their graduates such luminaries as W. E. B. Du Bois (Fisk University), Thurgood Marshall (Lincoln University and Howard University), Toni Morrison (Howard University), and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse College).
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: Garrett Augustus Morgan invented a smoke hood in 1916 that he used to rescue several men trapped by an explosion in tunnels under Lake Erie. This invention was later redefined by the U.S. Army into the gas mask, which was used to protect soldiers from chlorine fumes during World War I. He aslo invented an early version of a traffic signal that featured automated STOP and GO signs.
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 is...in 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 ...
ATTENTION: This is a Little known Black History Fact and thanks to Warren Ballentine I know where the Word Picnic...
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.
READERS: Black History Fact of the Day - Celebrating the Organization of the Southern Christian Leadership…
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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. (www.biography.com)
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.
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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.
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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.
Black History Fact:1909, the New York Amsterdam News was founded. One of the leading Black weekly newspapers for almost 100 …
Black History Fact: 1884 James Wormley Jones, the 1st black special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was born.
Black History Fact: 1983 U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Guion S. Bluford becomes the 1st black to travel into space space shuttle Challenger.
Black History Fact: 1831, Nat Turner and 70 slaves began a two-day uprising in Southampton County, Virginia.
Black History Fact: 1947 Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, the 1st and only black woman elected to the United States Senate, was born.
Black History Fact: 1905 is the founding of Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama.
Black History Fact: First Victory is won in Korea by Black Troops in the 24th infantry Regiment, in 1950 on this date!
Black History Fact of the Day July 9, 1868 Francis L. Cardozo was installed as secretary of the state of South Carolina and became the first African American cabinet officer on the state level.
FROM Here is another little known Black History Fact. This information is in the African American Archives at the Smithsonian Institute. Although ...
Black History Fact: 1908 Thurgood Marshall was born. He was a lawyer and the first black Supreme Court Justice.
Black History Fact: 1885 Lucy Diggs Stowe, educator, administrator, and one of the founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, was born .
Black History Fact of the Day July 2, 1943 Lt. Charles B. Hall of Indiana, flew the first combat mission of the 99th Fighter Squadron (Tuskegee Airmen) which was attached to the 33rd Fighter Group flying out of Fardjouna (Cap Bon, Tunisia). He was flying as wingman on this first mission to Pantelleria.
So, I implored him to learn about him, and now every week he gives me a new black history fact.
It is amazing how educated we are and still do not know our true historic . facts and therefore the reason for...
Happy Juneteenth everyone! Want to learn more about this celebration? Here you go!
“juneteenth.” Little known Black History fact of the Day
Black History Fact:1865 Juneteenth National Freedom Day. The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S.
During black history month at school the most you'd get was a bogus "did you know.." black history fact on the announcements
Black History Fact: 1877 The 1st settlers arrived in Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western community established by Blacks
Blanche Kelso Bruce was born an American slave in 1841 in Prince Edward County, Va. He was tutored by his slave...
Peter Salem - black American hero of Bunker Hill
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Black History Fact:1937 Robert Maynard, journalist and the 1st black to own a major metropolitan newspaper, was born. The Oakland Tribune
Black History Fact: 1980 Venus Williams, professional tennis player, businesswoman, and author, was born.
Black History Fact: Weldon Johnson along with his brother, John Rosamond, co-composed “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
NEWS UPDATE Little Known Black History Fact: Peter Salem - Peter Salem was a legendary black soldier of the Americ...
Your mom was a legendary black soldier of the Americ...
Black History Fact:1967 Thurgood Marshall became the 1st black appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
Black History Fact: Scott was the former wife of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. She became the 1st Black woman to have her own television show.
Black History Fact:1878 Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, hall of fame tap dancer and stage and film actor, was born.
Black History Fact: 1914 Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber" was born. Considered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in American history.
Black History Fact: 1897 Joseph H. Smith received a patent for new and useful improvements to lawn sprinklers.
Black History Fact: 1946 Renee Powell, the 2nd black woman to qualify for the LPGA Tour, was born.
No team in playoff history has ever come back from being down 3 games. I hate hearing that fact every game 6.
the fact that there are 8 miles of BLACK history that is hidden from the world is the very reason i question what is in today's textbooks
No offense, but I dont want a white man or women telling me about history when black were in fact the first here!
My biggest regret regarding the history exam today was the fact I chose the black pen over the blue pen
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Black History Fact: 1921 Sugar Ray Robinson was born. He was a professional boxer, six times a world champ
A random black history fact for y'all. Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania was founded in 1959!
Poetry converted to jazz music...love it!
I love the fact that we had a black history lesson in Poli Sci today :)
Today in Black History: First game of the National *** Baseball League
Black History Fact:1843 Elijah J. McCoy, hall of fame engineer and inventor was born.
Black History Fact: 1870 William J. Seymour, was born. He was a founding minister of Pentecostalism.
history fail. It's a known fact that black people didn't start to appear until the 50s.
The fact that National Masterbation Month is three days longer than Black History Month makes me feel a tad insecure America!
JUST IN: Little Known Black History Fact: Plantation Games - There were several games that black children of the p...
just a black history fact for May 1st.
Black History Fact: Jason Collins the first openly *** athlete... (This ain't good for history or black folks yo)
Again here is yesterday's Black History Fact and it's a good history lesson April 30th Tarik, the Moor, invades...
Black History Fact:1924, Big Maybelle was born. She was a blues singer with a powerful voice and a stage presence to match.
Black History Fact: Robinson was the 1st black anchor on a local television news program, and on a network television news program.
Black History Fact: 1939 Max Robinson was born. He was a journalist and television news correspondent.
It's a true black history fact, smokey from Friday was the first *** to get catfished
Black History Fact:1932 Meadow “Meadowlark” Lemon, hall of fame basketball player and minister, was born. Globetrotters
Black History Fact: 1918 Ella Fitzgerald, "The First Lady of Song", was born. She was one of the greatest singers in jazz history.
History Channel show mixes Tea Party footage into show about KKK & leaves out fact that KKK killed mostly Republicans
Black History Fact: 1906 Mary Washington was born. She was an accountant and was the nation’s 13th Black CPA, and the 1st female.
Black History Fact: 1911 the National Urban League (NUL) was founded. A nonprofit social service and civil rights organization.
"Black History fact: Our mothers, daughters aunts and nieces were not immune to the lynchings. They were equal...
On this date in 1853, Harriet Tubman starts the Underground Railroad. Daily Black History Fact courtesy of TWR.
Black History Fact: Over a ten year period Tubman made 19 expeditions into the South and personally escorted about 300 slaves to the North
Black History Fact:1853, Harriet Tubman began her work with the Underground Railroad.
Black History Fact: Morrow was the first black corporate executive at Bank of America.
Fact: Dzhokhar's name used to just be "Zhokhar", but he put a "D" in front to honor black history month and they wouldn't let him change it
BTW. I could care less whether he is white or black. I simply can't believe how you can deny the fact. U can't rewrite history.
I know I haven't posted a Black History fact for a while, but I'm back. Here we go Today in Black History: April...
NHL Stanley Cup Memorabilia from The Bradford Exchange Online
The crybaby was the funniest dance in history. For the simple fact that we got our black *** on a filthy floor in a party and humped it 😂😭
Black History Fact Of The Day: In the 1970s (before he successfully started his own pract...
Black History Fact: 1944 The U.S. Maritime Commission launched the SS Harriet Tubman, the 1st Liberty ship ever named for a black woman.
Black History Fact: 1841 Pierre Caliste Landry, the 1st Black to serve as mayor of an American city, was born.
The fact that Mmusi maimane can preside over a DA campaign that distorts and expropriates black history exposes his enmity towards (him)self
Little Known Black History Fact: John Archer: John Archer was the first black mayor in London. His likeness wi...
I'm not even black and I won't ignore the fact that someone's wearing a confederate flag. You can't wear that..& b ignorant to its history.
Did you know this BLACK HISTORY FACT? The Statue of Liberty is in France and was originally a Black woman, but,...
The origin of the word "barbecue." Of course it is has some relation to slavery.
Black History Fact: Africian Americans have endured a multitude of adversity in the USA but you will be hard...
Black History Fact: Every *** gotta mixtape they ready to drop. Mine is called BARS.
Black History Fact: Bolin was the 1st Black graduate of Williams College and was the 1st Black woman to attend Yale Law School.
Black History Fact: 1816 the African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in Philadelphia.
I came across this History and thought to myself "I don't ever remember reading about Mr. Mundy in secondary...
Tony Hansberry, Jr.invented a better approach for hystererectomy patients at age 14 - and I say again
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Black History Fact: 2002, two coaches of color in the NCAA’s Final Four competed against one another for the first time.
Black History Fact: 1903 Countee Cullen, Harlem Renaissance poet and novelist, was born.
Black History Fact:1948 Naomi Ruth Sims, the 1st black American supermodel, was born.
Mike with the little known black history fact.
Fun Fact Friday! was the youngest person to get a black belt in Tallahassee history at age 10ish.pow
Little Known Black History Fact... You didn't know that? 8:30am daily on the Eli Morning Show WYZE 1480
"This is your Black History Fact of the day! RT
Fighting for the education of African leadership in education.
The Birth Place prides itself on serving ALL women who present for care regardless of where they would like to...
Black History Fact: 2005 Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., lawyer, died. He was the “go to” lawyer for the rich and famous.
Black History Fact: Tunnell was the 1st black to play for the New York Giants.
Black History Fact:1925 Emlen Lewis Tunnell, the 1st Black inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was born.
Black History Fact: 1898 William J. Ballow received a patent for his combined hat-rack and table.
Black History Fact: 1918 Pearl Bailey, jazz vocalist and actress, was born.
Black History Fact: 1849 Andrew Beard, hall of fame inventor was born. He was a farmer, carpenter, blacksmith and businessman.
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Black History Fact: 1831 Richard Allen, minister, educator, and the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, died.
Black History Fact: Thomas is the 1st and only black to hold the U.S. National and World Figure Skating titles
Black History Fact: 1942 Aretha Franklin was born. One of the most accomplished and influential vocalists of the last two centuries.
Black History Fact: Height was a national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National Council of *** Women
Black Fact: George Monroe and William Robinson are thought to be 1st black Pony Express riders
I believe so, history in regards to black people in this country, is absolutely appalling. in fact, it's non existent.
Black History Fact: 1928 Channing E. Phillips, the 1st black placed in nomination for President of the U.S. by a major party,was born.
Black History Fact: 1955 Moses Malone, hall of fame basketball player, was born.
Black History Fact: 1938 Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., the 1st Black mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, was born .
Lil known black history fact... On this day twenty something years ago I was born... And this day is my last day in Tally so I'm goin in
Wanna know what really *** .. The fact that me and have to take WA State history tomorrow for 4 hours 😁😪😒😞
Black History Fact: no matter the size of the order, it always takes the carryout ten minutes to complete it.
I hate the fact that Im the only black person in my honors history class ..We been talkin bout civil rights and my teacher be starin at me!
This movie has nothing to do with history except the fact that it takes place in black and white tymes
Oprah was the first female black bil...
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Black History Fact: 1893 Dox Thrash, was born. He was an artist and printer. He was also co-inventor of the carborundum print-process.
Fun fact: black men were 16-17% more of a person than one women in this country.
"I said rapes black holes. It's just a fact of Pockets!"
Black History Month is here *golf clap* Makes me think of Chubbs. In fact, I’m dedicating this month in honor Chubbs. A true golf legend.
Fact: People still suck at Black Ops 2. It's a sad day in history, to know how many stupid people still exist. Shed a tear if you must.
I hate the fact thy I have to go to black history instead of watching March Madness. There's a lot of blac history in March Madness though
The fact finder: A black and white photograph of G.D. Naidu with Dr. Ambedkar and his wife, Laxmi Bai taken at...
Black History Fact: 1856 Henry Ossian Flipper, the 1st Black cadet to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was born.
I'm still trying to get over the fact that it isn't black history month anymore 😫
For a more ennobling narrative of the Civil War, as for so much of US history, the fact of black people is a problem:
Black History Fact: Evers-Williams was the 1st woman and the 1st layperson to deliver the invocation at a presidential inauguration.
Black History Fact: 1958 founding of Underwater Adventure Seekers (UAS). They are the oldest Black scuba diving club in the world.
Black History Fact: On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. announced plans for Poor People's Campaign in Washington. He said he would lead a massive civil disobedience campaign in the capital to pressure the government to provide jobs and income for all Americans. He told a press conference that an army of poor white, poor Blacks and Hispanics would converge on Washington on April 20 and would demonstrate until their demands were met.
Black History Fact (bonus) Adam Wade- TV's first Black Game Show Host (told you it wasn't Steve Harvey) He may have made TV history as the first black game show host back in the 1970s Hosting CBS' "Musical Chairs" a game show that aired from June 16 to October 31, 1975 on CBS, making him the first African-American game show host. Wade was pedigreed, having had three Billboard top ten hits in 1961. The series was recorded at the Ed Sullivan Theater (CBS Studio 50) in New York City, and sportscaster Pat Hernon was the announcer. The series aired at 4:00 PM (3:00 Central Time) against NBC's Somerset and ABC's Money Maze (and later You Don't Say!); it was not successful in the ratings against that competition. Usually appearing on each episode were guest singers and musical groups, among them The Tokens, The Spinners, and Sister Sledge as well as up and coming singers and stars such as Alaina Reed, Kelly Garrett, Jane Olivor, and Irene Cara. But the talents of singer/actor/musician Adam Wade extend far wider. ...
Black History Fact # 28 ( U.S. History ) U.S. President Warren Gamaliel Harding ( 1865 - 1923 ) So, you thought President Barack H. Obama was the first Black President of these United States ? Well, would Americans really have voted for a black president during the 1920's ? . Be serious. But, If the notorious historian William Estabrook Chancellor was right, we already did. In the early 1920s, Chancellor helped assemble a controversial biographical portrait accusing President Warren Harding whose Presidential term that was only three years because of his death ( Term was 1921-1923 ) of covering up his family’s “colored” past. According to the family tree Chancellor created, Harding was actually the great-grandson of a black woman. Under the one-drop rule of American slave theory that 1/8 drop of " *** " blood , Chancellor claimed, the country had inadvertently elected its “first *** president.” The Rule of Blood fraction The earliest law regarding racial membership was passed in 1705 Virgini ...
Black History Fact : Billie Blair, Flint native and one of the first super models in the field of modeling ! Billie was the face of Virginia Slims and modeled for the House of Langerfield and was signed with Willimina Ford Agency in NYC. Go Billie !
Black History Fact 21st, 1964- Mississippi Burning- The Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders involve the lynching of James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner by white Mississippians during the American Civil Rights Movement. On the night of June 21–22, 1964, Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner were threatened, intimidated, beaten, shot, and buried by members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County’s Sheriff Office and the Philadelphia Police Department located in Philadelphia, Mississippi. After the largest and most televised search at the time, their bodies were found 44 days later in an earthen dam near the murder site. Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner’s murders sparked national outrage and spurred the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. African Americans and other minorities in Mississippi, as throughout the former Confederacy, lived under racial segregation and Jim Crow laws, and had been essentiall ...
A GREAT Black History Fact: George N. Leighton was born on October 22, 1912 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the son of immigrants from the African Cape Verde Islands. He attended grade schools on Cape Cod and in New Bedford. He finished the sixth grade; but never entered high school because he had to work to help support his family. He spent his Depression-era adolescence working in the cranberry bogs and even on an oil tanker sailing from Fall River, Massachusetts to Aruba, off the northern coast of South America. This ended his public school education, but not his quest for knowledge. He was a voracious reader and borrowed books from many various sources and attended night school. In 1936, Leighton submitted an essay in a writing contest in New Bedford and won a $200 college scholarship. Determined to use the scholarship, he submitted an application for admission to Howard University. He received a letter from the registrar of Howard, informing him that he could attend the school conditionally as an uncl ...
Black History Fact: Molly Williams, was an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who is considered to be the first known female firefighter in U.S. history. One winter day in 1818, when many of the firefighting volunteers were sick with influenza and a small wooden house was on fire, Molly jumped into action and helped stop the blaze, proudly earning the nickname Volunteer Number 11.
Black History Fact # 27 ( Organized Crime ) " Madame " Stephanie St. Clair ( 1886–1969 ) Madam St. Clair was born of mixed French and African descent on Martinique. She immigrated to the United States via Marseilles in 1912 and ten years later took $10,000 of her own money and set up a numbers bank in Harlem. She became known throughout Manhattan as Queenie, but Harlem residents respectfully referred to her as Madame St. Clair. She became affiliated with the 40 Thieves gang but eventually branched off on her own and ran one of the leading numbers games in the city. She had constantly complained to local authorities about harassment by the NYPD, and when they paid no heed she ran advertisements in Harlem newspapers, accusing senior police officers of corruption. The police responded by arresting her on a trumped up charge, and in response she testified to the Seabury Commission about the kickbacks she had paid them. The Commission subsequently fired more than a dozen police officers. After the end of Pro ...
I hate the fact that they waited until Black History Month was *** near over to show this movie though!
Dislike the fact that for black history month they put on a "black" movie like coach carter and put up posters of some kids from Harlem.
Today has been a really busy day but here's February 26 Black History Fact : February 26, 1966 Andrew…
P Diddy with that basic grade 1 Black history month fact lol
February 26th Black History Fact: whenever I found a gecko I would try to keep them as a pet feeding them cheese lettuce and dirt
The fact that trayvon Martin wss killed during black history month is aa lil suspicious to me
Made with was a fun month ppl.. my Last Black History Month FACT .. For all…
And here is your black history fact of the day 😭
Almost forgot this month is black history month. So here's a fun fact. The day Rosa Parks didn't move to the back of the bus was Dec 1st.
Who Is Sara Baartman Every black woman should know her name...Black History fact that should open your eyes
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History Month The was founded by a young Black Man under age of 25.. they call him,
k that's racist now. Hence the fact that its black history month.
The fact that CIAA is during Black History Month makes me cringe at the thought of uptown
That's kind of a black history fact
You Got Me... Roots... Jill Scott actually wrote the hook... just a lil known fact in black history
today science in black history. On this day in 1926, Carter G Woodson started *** History Week" which...
Black History fact for today. Ralph J. Bunche (1904 - 1971), a politician and a U.N. diplomat, was the first...
Black History Fact: Once *** realize they ain't going to the NBA or NFL. They start rapping or selling crack.
lol then you def wouldn't like my school, we don't learn nothing on black history month..!..matter fact AT ALL
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! Black History Fact - Today in 1964, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.
I love the fact that Camp Curtin is doing a Black History Month play .
Black History Fact : On December 8 1999 in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown co-conspirators" such as FBI ,CIA ,Memphis PD and Army (the agencies listed in the official transcript) Were found guilty on conspiring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination
Racquel's Black History Fact: Today in 1870, Wyatt Outlaw, leader of the Alamance County, NC, Union League was lynched to death.
Black History Fact # 26 ... In Little Rock, Arkansas, 1927, a racial riot erupted over the lynching of John Carter, a black man who was the fall guy for the homicide of a 12-year old white girl named Floella McDonald. The child was found in First Presbyterian Church. Originally, the blame fell on the church janitor who found the girl along with his mixed-race son. The men were safely moved to a Texarkana jail before a mob demanded blood. In a nearby city, a 38 year-old black man named John Carter had been accused of assaulting a white woman and her daughter. The angry white mob of 5,000 people found Carter, hung him from a pole, shot him and drug him through the streets. They took him to the black community and incited a riot, breaking into buildings, including a furniture retail store. The mob piled the wooden furniture and doors from the church together, set it on fire and burned Carter’s body at the intersection of 9th and Broadway.
Black History Fact: Abraham Lincoln did not free the slaves. ~ Sean King
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Black History Fact # 25 ( Organized Crime ) Ellsworth " Bumpy " Johnson ( 1906 - 1968 ) Oftentimes street crime, or petty crime is linked to African Americans as menaces to society even though ALL crimals get started the same way. But Organized Crime as " Mafia " or white collar crimes are considered more saavy, gutsy, planned, professional, intellectual, and the members are revered, even glorified in our society while others are considered " Menaces." I'm writing this because when Mr. Johnson lived during in this period of histoy, African Americans were still thought to be cowardly, scared, unable to lead, and too afraid of the white man to stand, fight back, or operate on his supposed level, you're about to read the truth about when people are pushed too far. Ellsworth " Bumpy "Johnson was originally from Charleston, South Carolina. During his formative years, his family moved north to Harlem. He was given the name “Bumpy” due to a large bump on his forehead. Known for his “flashy” style and dap ...
Black History Fact: One hundred years before Rosa Parks, a black woman by the name of Elizabeth Jennings refused to get off of rail car in New York. Because of refusal, Jennings was forcefully expelled from the rail car & brutally attacked by the car conductor and a police officer. She filed a suit against the rail car company and the conductor. Represented by Chester A. Arthur, future president of the United States of America, Jennings won her suit and was awarded $225 in damages (equivalent to $5000 2008 money). This prompted desegregation on all rail ways in New York City. Jennings died in 1901.
Black History Fact for Today African King Mansa Musa 1 is the richest person ever. He ruled the Malian Empire and had a personnel net worth of $ 400 billion at the time of his death in 1331.
Black History Fact # 24 ( Western Icon : 1849 - 1900 ) Ned Huddleston, A.K.A. . Isom Dart. Isom Dart was a mild mannered, laid back, gentleman outlaw who never shot anyone during his reign as an outlaw, he just threatened to shoot them instead. Ned Huddleston alias Isom Dart was born into slavery in 1849 in the state of Arkansas, taking the name Huddleston from his owner. During the Civil War 1860-1865 from the age of eleven years old and onwards Huddleston served confederate officers as a servant and general hand, working as a cook, nurse and scout. He was sixteen years old when the Civil War and slavery ended, and decided made his bid for a new life, so he packed up and went off to the state of Texas. In Texas he got a job on a ranch and learned how to ride a horse and later how to handle a gun. His skill at horse riding was excellent and it was said that he had a natural talent for handling them. Later he became a horse trainer and rider in Mexico and it was whilst in Mexico that he fell in with some M ...
Black History Fact # 23 ( Historical Figure ) Mary Fields A.K.A . " Stagecoach Mary " ( 1832 - 1914 ) was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service. Fields stood 6 feet (182 cm) tall and weighed about 200 lbs (90kg), liked to smoke cigars, and was once said to be as "black as a burnt-over prairie." She usually had a pistol strapped under her apron and a jug of whiskey by her side. Born a slave circa 1832 in Hickman County, Tennessee, Fields was freed when American slavery was outlawed in 1865. She then worked in the home of Judge Edmund Dunne. When Dunne's wife died, Fields took the family's five children to their aunt, Mother Mary Amadeus, a nun at an Ursuline convent in Toledo. Mother Amadeus was sent to Montana Territory to establish St. Peter's Mission, a school for Native American girls. Word came back that Amadeus was ill, and Fields hurried to Montana to nurse her. After Amadeus r ...
Black History Fact: Matthew Alexander Henson (Aug. 8, 1866 - March 9, 1955) was an American explorer and one of the first people to visit the North Pole. He was on most of Robert E. Peary's expeditions, including the 1909 trip to the North Pole.
Black History Fact: 1975 Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, died.
Black History Fact: THE FORGOTTEN HORSEMEN For decades, he many contributions made by African Americans to this breed went largely unnoticed, unrecognized and uncredited. From the days following the Civil War through the 1970’s black horsemen worked behind the scenes and put many horses into the winner’s circle on both national and world’s championship levels for white exhibitors. Forced by social stigma of the times to take a backseat to their white peers, these men persevered nevertheless. For decades black horsemen were labeled as grooms, caretakers or simply colt men, though white horsemen of the same caliber were recognized as trainers. However, it was not until the late seventies that these men were able to emerge from the shadows and claim those victories, and more, for themselves. Long known as the home of some of the breed’s finest horses, Bourbon County, Kentucky was also the birthplace of a good number of black trainers. Tom Downing was one of the “forgotten horsemen” born in North ...
Black History Fact: 1979, the 1st Black man was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps. - Frank E. Peterson,
Black History Fact: The 13th amendment was adopted by the US in 1865. Mississippi ratified this amendment 148 years later as of 2 days ago!
Black History Fact: A serious student, Condoleezza Rice entered the University of Denver at the age of 15 and earned her Ph.D. by age 26.
Black History Fact *** Parsons- Once the most powerful Black Businessman in the World! (one of my all time heroes) Richard Dean *** Parsons (born April 4, 1948) is a former chairman of Citigroup and the former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He stepped down as CEO of Time Warner on December 31, 2007. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Commission on Presidential Debates. Parsons was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 4, 1948. His father, Lorenzo Locklair Parsons, was an electrical technician and his mother, Isabelle (nee Judd) was a homemaker. He was one of five children and grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. He skipped a grade in elementary school and another in high school. He later attended the University of Hawaii, where at 6'4" tall he played varsity basketball. After four years, he was seven credits short of his diploma. However, he discovered that he could get into a law school in New York without a college degree if he scored well enough on his pre-law exam ...
Black History Fact: First African-American NBA Head Coach Following another NBA Championship in 1965-66, Red Auerbach retired, and Bill Russell took over the Boston Celtics as player-coach on Nov. 15, 1966, becoming the first African-American coach in the league. He led Boston to a 60-21 regular-season record, but the Celtics finally had their string of championships snapped when they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Division Finals. The Sixers went 68-13 in the regular season and is considered one of the league's best ever, trounced the Celtics in five games to advance to the NBA Finals.
Black History Fact # 20 ( Ancestry ) " Moors " - Today the term Moorish designates the Arabic dialect of people from Algeria, Western Sahara, Morocco, Niger, and Mali. I've previously posted in Black History Fact ( General Hannibal Barca ) tying his Uncle Canaan, and Berber lineage decesending from his Uncle Cush, who were the sons of Ham, and who were the sons of Noah. However, there is more historical information regarding the Moors. Commonly Used Term The name Moors was used to refer to Muslims that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula after the Arab conquests. Moorish soldiers crossed into Spain, Portugal and southern France at the beginning of the 8th century and the name of Moors is still associated with the Moroccan immigrants in Spain. Today the Spanish speaking people persist in identifying the Islamic people as Moors. Origin of the word Moor The name Moor is believed to be a Greek word meaning black or very dark. The Webster's New World Dictionary places the Moors under Arab and Berber (people of Nor ...
Black History Fact: Today, we celebrate the life of Abraham Galloway. Galloway was a fugitive slave, abolitionist and one of the principal black leaders in eastern North Carolina. Galloway was a mixed-race, 19th century slave and brick mason. Born in 1837 in Smithville, North Carolina, his father was a white man named John Wesley Galloway, who was the son of a wealthy Brunswick County planter. His mother was a 17-year-old slave on the Galloway plantation. Galloway could work on his own as long as he paid his owner $15 a month. Fed up with the conditions, Galloway escaped on a ship to Pennsylvania in 1857. His journeys took him all the way to Haiti where he planned a southern revolt that never took place. Only a few years later, after the Civil War was underway, Galloway returned to North Carolina as an abolitionist. He also served as an intelligence agent for General Benjamin F. Butler. It was said that he might have been the chief African American spy in North Carolina for the Union Army. Galloway identi ...
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Black History Fact: 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the 1st black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.
Black History Fact: Lonnie G. Johnson Invented the Super Soaker water gun. Holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in nuclear engineering and his doctorate in science from Tuskegee University. The Super Soaker water gun has profited close to $1 billion over the years.…
Black History Fact # 16 ( Inventor ) Mark Dean - Born in Tennessee in 1957, computer scientist and engineer Mark Dean helped develop a number of landmark technologies for IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. He holds three of the company's original nine patents. Computer scientist, inventor. Born March 2, 1957, in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Mark Dean is credited with helping to launch the personal computer age with work that made the machines more accessible and powerful. The fact that a young African-American man went on to carve out such a significant niche in a field largely dominated by white engineers and scientists isn't all that surprising, given his background. From an early age, Dean showed a love for building things; as a young boy, Dean constructed a tractor from scratch with the help of his father, a supervisor at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Dean also excelled in many different areas, standing out as a gifted athlete and an extremely smart student who graduated ...
Black History Fact # 15 ( Inventor ) - George Carruthers helmed the group of scientists that created the far ultraviolet camera/spectrograph, used in the 1972 Apollo 16 flight to the moon. His invention revealed new features in Earth's far-outer atmosphere and highlighted a variety of celestial objects from the perspective of the lunar surface. His father, George Carruthers, Sr. was a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Air Corps, and encouraged his son's early interests in science. By the age of 10, the young Carruthers had constructed his own telescope with cardboard tubing and mail-order lenses he bought with money he earned as a delivery boy. Sadly, Carruthers' father died when the boy was only 12. TAfter his death, the family moved to Chicago, where Sophia went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Despite the emotional setback, Carruthers continued pursuing science. As one of only a handful of African-Americans competing in Chicago's high school science fairs, he won three awards, including first prize ...
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