First Thoughts

Black History Fact

African American United States African Americans Howard University New York City North Carolina Harriet Tubman Jim Crow Harlem Renaissance Underground Railroad South Carolina Pulitzer Prize Martin Luther King New Bedford Rosa Parks


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
 border=
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
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.
 border=
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
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...
Chaparral Motorsports OEM Parts Up To 25% off
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
Hamilton Collection
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...
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...
 border=
Black History Fact: Every *** gotta mixtape they ready to drop. Mine is called BARS.
Black History Fact: 1947, the 1st Black man played in a major league baseball game. Jackie Robinson!
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
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...
PerfectMatch - #1 Trusted Source in Online Dating
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.
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 .
All purpose parts banner
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...
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.
Black History Fact: 1960 The Sharpville Massacre occurred when South African police opened fire on 5,000 to 7,000 black protesters.
 border=
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 ...
Black History Fact: Did you know that Virginia Key Beach was the first beach for blacks in America? It was designed as a unique vacation spot strictly for blacks in 1945. Built in Dade County, Virginia Key Beach was the answer to Florida’s whites-only beach problem pre-civil rights. Prior to its establishment, NAACP activists staged a “wade-in” at nearby Baker’s Haulover Beach, which was whites-only. Although the organization had hoped for a spectacle and arrest, the city officials refused to acknowledge their request and decided to address the issue with segregation. That prompted the birth of “Virginia Key Beach, a Dade County Park for the exclusive use of Negroes,” in 1945. For two years after its creation, black families from across the country visited the beach, which was accessible by boat only. When Rickenbacker Causeway was built in 1947, it connected Virginia Key and Key Biscayne with land, making it possible to travel by vehicle to the half-mile long beach. The beach property was equ ...
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.
Little Giant Ladders
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
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...
PerfectMatch.com
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 ( Military ) " Harlem Hellfighters " The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I and World War II. The 369th Infantry is known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The regiment was nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters and the Black Rattlers, in addition to several other nicknames. The 369th Infantry Regiment was constituted June 2, 1913 in the New York Army National Guard as the 15th New York Infantry Regiment. It was organized on June 29, 1916 at New York City. It was mustered into Federal service on July 25, 1917 at Camp Whitman, New York. It was drafted into Federal service August 5, 1917. The regiment trained in the New York area, performed guard duty at various locations in New York. They trained more intensely at Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where they experienced significan ...
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
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.
NHL Stanley Cup Memorabilia from The Bradford Exchange Online
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,
Today's Black History Fact (1): Deford Bailey (1899-1982) was a wizard at playing the harmonica, and was most notable for mimicking the sound of locomotives. He was the first African-American to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and one of the first African-American stars of country music.
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 ...
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 ...
Black History Fact: February 14 - today in 1936, National *** Congress organized at Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new organization. February 15 - today in 1848, Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf. Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for heavyweight boxing championship. Ali regained the title on September 15 and became the person to win the title three times in 1978. February 16 - Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1970. February 17 - James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA, Michael Jeffrey Jordon, Basketball player, former minor league baseball player, Born New York, New York, February 17, 1963. Feb . ...
Laptop insurance - because accidents happen!
Black History Fact: Photographer Roy DeCarava was an African-American genius of the lens. His use of shadows and darkness in his photos became his staple. His famous shots of Harlem Renaissance jazz musicians has come to be known in prominent museums throughout New York City including the Museum of Modern Art. From 1968-1975, his work was found in the magazine pages of Look, Newsweek, Life and Sports Illustrated. In 1952, DeCarava became the first black photographer to receive the Guggenheim fellowship grant for $3,200. In a 1996 interview, DeCarava told press “there were no black images of dignity, no images of beautiful black people.There was this big hole. I tried to fill it.”
Black History Fact: Scott Joplin, god father of ragtime created the jingle you hear the ice cream truck play. It's called "The Entertainer".
Black History Fact of 28 On August 20, 1948, a 42-year-old Satchel Paige pitched the Cleveland Indians to a 1-0 victory over the White Sox in front of 78,382 fans, a night game attendance record that still stands. He also holds the record for the oldest “rookie” debut, at 42 years old, and the oldest player to compete at 59 years old.
Black History Fact # 18: February 18th, Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize winning author born in 1931. Quakers filed first formal protest against slavery, 1688. The four Mennonite men in Germantown, PA; Francis Daniel Partorius, Gerhard Hendericks, and Dirck and Abraham Op Den Graeff wrote.There is a saying, that we should do to all men like as we will be done for ourselves...Here is a liberty of conscience, which is right and reasonable; here ought to be likewise liberty of the body...Pray, what thing in the world could be done worse towards us, that if men should rob or steal us away, and sell us for slaves to strange countries; separating husbands from their wives and children...Throughout the next few centuries the Mennonites and Quakers continued to be a primary force in the antislavery movement in America, establishing the first abolitionist society in Philadelphia in 1775 with Benjamin Franklin as president.
Black History Fact: February 18 - today in 1913, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was incorporated at Howard University.
Black History Fact: 1931 Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize author, editor, and professor, was born in Lorain, Ohio. “Beloved”
Black History Fact: Marian Anderson born on this day (1902) Opera singer Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson was entered in the New York Philharmonic Competition at age 17 by her music teacher, and placed first over 299 other singers. Awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship in 1930, Anderson went to Europe for a year of study. She returned briefly to the United States but went back to Europe in 1933 to debut in Berlin and again, in 1935, in Austria. In 1933, Anderson performed 142 concerts in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. On Easter Sunday in 1939, Anderson performed an open air recital at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The performance was scheduled for the concert hall controlled by the Daughters of the American Revolution but was cancelled when the DAR refused to allow Anderson to sing there. In 1955, Anderson signed with New York's Metropolitan Opera Company.
Today's Black History Fact: Henry Arthur Callis was one of the seven founders (Jewels) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Callis was the only Jewel to become General President of the fraternity. He was a professor of medicine at Howard University. Callis died in 1974 and became the last Jewel to enter Omega Chapter, designated to contain names of deceased fraternity members.
Black History Fact: The earliest known traditional hats in history were worn in thebes and seen on ancient Egyptian murals. Next there were Phrygian caps that were worn by the freed slaves in Rome, signifying their independence. As the centuries went by, the traditional use of hats worn by women in church is said to originate from the Apostle Paul’s words in 1st Corinthians 11:15, which says that women should cover their heads during worship. Black women have since embraced those words with elaborate church hats. During and after slavery, black women who worked as maids and servants broke away from their uniforms on Sunday and wore decorated hats to service. The hat, no matter what material it was made from, was adorned with ribbons, bows and flowers. It was the black woman’s one day of individualism. Since then, church hats have gotten bigger and bolder. Funny tidbit: Slim Charles: Ain't enough y'all done violated the Sunday morning truce. No, I'm standing here holding a torn-up church crown of a b . ...
Black History Fact # 14 ( Abolitionist ) Paul Cuffee - Paul Cuffe was born on Jan. 17, 1759, near New Bedford, Mass., of a Native American mother and an African father, Cuffe Slocum, who had purchased his own freedom. Paul was the youngest of 10 children. His father died when Paul was a teenager, leaving the family to find its own means of support. Cuffe's education consisted of basic reading and writing, plus enough mathematics to permit him to navigate a ship. At the age of 16 he began his career as a common seaman on whaling and fishing boats. During the Revolutionary War he was held prisoner by the British for a time but managed afterward to start small-scale coastal trading. Despite attacks by pirates, he eventually prospered. He built larger vessels and successfully traded south as far as Virginia and north to Labrador. In later life he owned several ships which engaged in trading and whaling around the world. Cuffe was a vigorous, pious, and independent man. He refused to use the name of his father ...
Black History Fact: John Henry Newton (24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807) was a British sailor and Anglican clergyman. Starting his career at sea, at a young age, he became involved with the slave trade for a few years, and was himself enslaved for a period. After experiencing a religious conversion, he became a minister, hymn-writer, and later a prominent supporter of the abolition of slavery. He was the author of many hymns, including " The Words to the Hymn Amazing Grace and The Harmony Was Made By African Slaves in the Bottom of the Slave Ship" and "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken."
Black History Fact; There was a black man who refused to give up his seat before Rosa Parkers. This man became a civil rights organizer. Why we don't know much about Bayard Rustin? Not because he was raised a Quaker, born in West Chester in1912, Mr.Rustin was a talented educated Black man but his story was hushed because he led a life as an open homosexual. In addition he and had a long term relationship with a white man. See his story on Netflix ; BROTHER OUTSIDE; THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN. Equality is an illusion. Why sexuality was never mention in those powerful speeches? There is no excuse.
Black History Fact: On February 16, 1857, slave born Frederick Douglass was elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.
Black History Fact, Day 15, (did you know); William Still-1821-1902, was an African American abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist. He was called the "Grandfather of the Underground Railroad", responsible for the flight of many African American to freedom and safety. Although many gave his birth date as 1821, he gave his birth date as 1819...!
Black History Fact: At 89 years-old, Morrie Turner, who is first nationally syndicated African American cartoonist, is still making cartoons for the children of Sacramento. Turner sketched the first black comic strip called Wee Pals, which hit the newspapers of Chicago in 1965. Turner described his first comic strips as challenging – the papers were very strict on what he could and could not include in the illustration. Only five major newspapers published the strip. It wasn’t until the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that the comic strip was picked up and syndicated in over 100 newspapers nationwide. He received the “Sparky Award,” which was developed in honor of his mentor Charles Schultz. He has also received recognition from the American Red Cross, the NAACP, the Boys and Girls Club, the B’Nai Brith Humanitarian Award, California Educators Award and the National Cartoonist Society.
 border=
Today's Black History Fact: Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of Dr. James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone, you’ve probably used his invention. West started at Bell labs as an intern and joined them full-time in 1957 after graduating from Temple University. As the inventor of the microphone, James West has received numerous awards and honors including a Fellow of IEEE, Industrial Research Institute's 1998 Achievement Award, 1995 Inventor of the Year from the State of New Jersey and induction in the Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999. James E. West holds 47 US patents and more than 200 foreign patents from his 40-year career with Bell Laboratories.
Good Morning FB Family, Today's Black History Fact is About A Strong Black Woman & The Love Of My Life. February 15, 1942 The World Was Introduced To My Mom, Ms. MINNIE MAE BROWN... Last Year this time, My Sister, My Brother & Myself gave My Mother A Surprise 70th Birthday Party, not knowing That would be our last earthly celebration with her. God Choose To have her next Birthday with My Father Charles Brown & My Sister Eunice Batts in their Heavenly Home. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I hope we are making you proud of us, until we meet again, I promise o carry on your name with HONOR & RESPECT! I LOVE YOU!
Black History Fact: Bill Pickett (1871 - 1932) a renowned cowboy and rodeo performer was named to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1971 and honored by the U.S. Postal service in a series of stamps as one of the twenty "Legends of the West."
Little Known black history fact: Lil Darrell and his friends known as the Uptown City Boys. They were…
Black History Month Fact: currently reaches more than 90 million households.
BLACK HISTORY FACT: Female science fiction author Octavia Butler was dyslexic. Despite her disorder, she went on...
BLACK HISTORY FACT: Louis Armstrong bought his first coronet at the age of 7 with money he borrowed from his...
Fun Fact: The KKK was formed for white supremacy and to help stop the GOP's efforts for black equality.
On this date in 1909, The NAACP is founded. Daily Black History Fact courtesy of TWR
Black Student Org. will be hosting Black History Fact or Fiction. This will take place in the SU Rm 211 at 7pm...
Today's Black history fact: NAACP was founded after riot in Springfield, Il in 1909
I'm gonna ask whoever came up with these Black History Month fact pics to please stop because i can't stop laughing.
BLACK HISTORY FACT "A Raisin in the Sun" is the 1st Broadway play written by black woman & directed by a black man
You see while i agree.i am "american" it is an undeniable fact i am also african. my "black history" doesn't begin with slavery.There's more
I like the fact that its black history month and ms.middle brook been talking bout MLK
 border=
Black History Month Fact: Harriet Ann Jacobs was a slave who published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in...
Black History Month Fact of the Day: FEB 12, 1909 the NAACP was founded.
Black History Month fact, black people love singing in public places. Another reason why I love black people.
Black History Fact: C.B. Brooks invented the street sweeper in 1896. It was a truck equipped with brooms.
Black history fact...These 9 boys were falsely accused of raping 2 white girls which started a national…
Black History Fact: February 12, 1956 Arsenio Hall was the first black late-night talk show host in history..
Today's Black History Month Fact: Did you know... Jack Johnson was the first African-American Heavyweight...
Black History Fact February 12, 1930 In Tuskegee, Alabama, the Rosenwald Fund made grants to the Alabama State...
it's funny, it's black history month but we have yet to do anything to recognize our past. we have yet to even acknowledge the fact it's BHM
Black History Fact February 12, 1865 Henry Highland Garnet, first Black to speak in the Capitol, delivered...
Black History Month fun fact. Not all black people like Tyler Perry movies, but only black people like Tyler Perry movies.
black history month fun fact. Rosa Parks will be the first African-American woman with a statue in the US Capitol building
Another black history fact for y'all!
Minority groups united in last election but are still divided on immigration reform. Why we all need to work together:
Little Black History Fact: Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were tired, she debunked this myth in her autobiography.
Website Builder 728x90
::BLACK HISTORY FACT OF THE DAY:: Allensworth is the only California community to be founded, financed and...
Are you ready for a beauty black history month fact?
Black History Fashion Fact - Marion Hayes Johnson Dec 27, 1897-1978. Marion was born in Richmond, Virginia to...
Black History Fact: Founded February 12 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely…
Black History Fact Tuskegee Experiment (1932-1972) was a 40-year American government study of the...
can I have a follow in exchange for a real black history fact? :)
Mediums may change, but I still love comics. You're a big reason why Mr Amend. I also learned something new:
Famous Amos cookies were created by a black man
😂😂 bruhRT Black History fact of the day
Little known black history fact:Mae Williams is the mother of psychological warfare. She made Jr Williams get his own switch.
History fact: Thousands of black Soldiers, both slave as well as free, from all 13 colonies fought in the...
Black History Month Fact: Florence Delorez Griffith-Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, is considered the "fastest woman of all time."
to: - Jesse Owens Black History Fact Rock to at
| Black Immigration Views Too Often Ignore Fact and History There is no place…
BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT: Phyllis Wheatley, a Boston slave, was the first African-American to publish a book.
Unlimited Calling US/Canada phone service
Come to Black History Fact or Fiction on Feb 12th at 7pm in the SU Rm 211!
Black History fact for today. Politician and educator Shirley Chisholm survived three assassination attempts...
“I love the fact that black history month is the shortest month of the year” Can you say RACIST much?
Not a Black History fact... But it's Fat Tuesday!!! Pig out on your pancakes before Lent!
Black History Month Fact: before going through the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman would make you do the Electric Slide to test loyalty
The fact that took time outta educating people on black history month to tell y'all bout me was proly the best bday wish lbs
Black History Fact: Barack Obama the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, 1991.
Today's Black History Fact: Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, and company director as well as an author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century and has been called the "matriarch and queen mother of black dance." For almost thirty years she maintained the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, the only self-supported American black dance troupe at that time, and over her long career she choreographed more than ninety individual dances. Dunham was an innovator in African-American modern dance as well as a leader in the field of dance anthropology. Katherine Mary Dunham was raised in Joliet, IL. and graduated from Joliet Township High School(Joliet Central), Joliet Junior College, and the University Of Chicago.
Good afternoon, lovies! Here's another Black History Fact. Did you know that the Jheri curl, was actually developed by a white man?? The Jheri curl is a hairstyle developed in the 1970’s by white chemist and stylist Robert William Redding. Redding was also responsible for the creation of hair conditioner and PH balanced shampoo. The hairstyle was advertised as a low maintenance wash and wear, and easier to take care of than a chemical relaxer for blacks. However, the activator had bad side effects such as the oil that would stain clothing, furniture and anything that came into contact with it. The most famous Jheri curls were worn by Michael Jackson, Deion Sanders, Walter Peyton, Eazy E, Samuel L. Jackson, Rick James, Ice Cube and Eric LaSalle in the film “Coming to America.”
Today's Black History Fact: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, born June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, moved to Chicago, Illinois where she was reared and launched her literary career. Marrying Henry Blakely in 1939, the couple had two children. Brooks's formal education consists of an associate degree in literature and arts from Wilson Junior College but she has also received over seventy honorary degrees from several leading universities. In her early years, Brooks served as the director of publicity for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Chicago. Individual poems published in the Chicago Defender during her high school years preceded Brooks's first collection of poetry, A Street in Bronzeville (1945). This book focused on “community consciousness.” Brooks's, Annie Allen was published in 1949 with a focus on “self-realization” and “artistic sensibility” of a young black woman. That volume made her the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in ...
Black History Fact: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) was founded in 1912 as the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association and is the oldest African-American athletic conference in the nation. Although the membership has changed since 1912, the CIAA consists mainly of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) spanning the east coast from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Former CIAA alumni who found success in professional sports include Earl "The Pearl" Monroe (Winston-Salem State University), Sam Jones (North Carolina Central University), Earl Lloyd (West Virginia State University), and Bobby Dandridge (Norfolk State University). The late John McClendon and C.E. "Big House" Gaines are coaching legends and pioneers.
Black History Fact: Alexandre Dumas, the author of The Three Musketeers, was black. :)
Black History Fact: Back in 1996 River Hill High School was established in Clarksville, Maryland.out of an estimate of 900 students, there were about 39 black students enrolled in the school. I was one of them
On this day (Feb 7),...our Black History Fact is.On Feb 7, 1872, Alcorn A&M (now Alcorn State University) was founded as a land-grant insitution. Among their famous alums: Donald Driver (former NFL Green Bay Packer) , Medgar Evers, Steve McNair and Larry Smith (former NBA and WNBA coach). Also, Alex Haley, Alexander O'neal and Michael Clarke Duncan all attended at one point in time All Hail those Might Braves!!
Black History Fact in 1955 Marian Anderson became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera.
Diamonesk Personalized Engagement Ring And Wedding
Black History Fact: David Blackwell was one of the best Mathematicians of the 20th Century. The famous Rao-Blackwell Theorem that deals with transformation of estimators in statistics has been named after Blackwell. He was the first African-American to make it to the National Academy of Sciences.
Black History Fact : Michael Jordan is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and is a legend as a NBA Superstar.
Black History Fact: Can anyone tell me who was the first black president?
Little known Black History Fact: Scientist and mathematician Benjamin Banneker is credited with helping to design the blueprints for Washington, D.C. Did you know?
Black History Fact... Integration was the worst thing that ever happened to Black people.
Black History Fact: Black History Month began as *** History Week," which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Black History Fact - Day 5 & 6: On February 5, 1934, Henry "Hank" Aaron was born On this day in 1961 - Rock Hill, S.C., establishes the Jail-in Movement. Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923) was a pioneering African American in the field of animal behavior and was first to demonstrate that insects could hear. During the course of his research, he published over fifty papers in the areas of physiology, invertebrate ecology, and morphology. Much of his study surrounded the behavior of insects, including trial-and-error learning. He also developed a complex experiment to prove that ants use light along with scent trails to locate their nests.
Black History Fact: Garrett Augustus Morgan (March 4, 1877 - August 27, 1963), was an African-American inventor and businessman. He was the first person to patent a traffic signal. He also developed the gas mask (and many other inventions). Morgan used his gas mask (patent No. 1,090,936, 1914) to rescue miners who were trapped underground in a noxious mine. Soon after, Morgan was asked to produce gas masks for the US Army.
Black History Fact: Pilot Bill Wilkerson of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina was among the first black pilots in the country. Wilkerson flew 15 years for Piedmont Airlines, which became a part of US Airways in 1989. In 1980, he became the second black person to earn the rank of captain with the company. The retired pilot still wears his captains’ uniform while he gives tours at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Black History Fact: Taylor Pace created this track while attending Howard University in Washington DC in 2005
Black History Fact...LANGSTON HUGHES' father discouraged his son from writing, agreeing to pay for his college education only if he studied engineering...
Black History Fact: the richest man EVER was a west African.
Black History Fact: The Universal *** Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) is a black nationalist fraternal organization founded by Marcus Garvey. The organization enjoyed its greatest strength in the 1920s, prior to Garvey's deportation from the United States of America, after which its prestige and influence declined. Since a schism in 1949, there have been two organizations claiming the name. According to the preamble of the 1929 constitution as amended, the UNIA is a "social, friendly, humanitarian, charitable, educational, institutional, constructive and expansive society, and is founded by persons desiring to do the utmost to work for the general uplift of the people of African ancestry of the world. And the members pledge themselves to do all in their power to conserve the rights of their noble race and to respect the rights of all mankind, believing always in the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God. The motto of the organization is 'One God! One Aim! One Des . ...
**Black History Fact** Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921...True History
I wish this school paid more attention to the fact that it's black history month.
 border=
BLACK HISTORY FACT: Rosa Parks (born Rosa Louise McCauley) was born on this day in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Black history fact...Snatching wigs lol Sorry this is hilarious!
That was your black history month fact of the day
BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT:Ella Fitzgerald had a three-octave range - a range greater than most professional Opera singers.
Black History Month: Day 4 - Since today is Mrs. Rosa Park's Birthday. She may not be a Little Known Black...
Fact: when I was little, I wanted to write every Black History Month report about Rosa Parks. Happy 100th…
My man supplying the daily black history month fact lol
Black History Fact: Trevon Webber first man to dance on stage after being declared "not the father" on the Maury show
Little known Black History Fact, John Russwurm & Samuel Cornish founded the first black newspaper in America in...
Black History Candy. One fact one piece of candy.
Nelson Mandela South Africa La Russa Paul Walker Kim Jong Kim Jong Un North Korea White House Lee Rigby South African President Obama Aron Ralston World Cup Michael Adebolajo Premier League Pearl Harbor South Africans Paris Hilton Rand Paul Grace Hopper Los Angeles Catching Fire George W. Bush East Coast Barack Obama Hunger Games Alastair Cook Hillary Clinton Joe Torre Florida State Lady Gaga Downton Abbey Air Force One Bobby Cox Carrie Underwood Daily News Old Bailey National Geographic Pope Francis Manchester United Edward Snowden Iain Duncan Smith Tony Blair Prince Harry Sarah Palin Wall Street Miley Cyrus Princess Michael Trenton Oldfield Saturday Night Live Rob Gronkowski Susan Boyle Kennedy Center North America Rebecca Black President Vladimir Putin Lindsey Vonn Matt Prater Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Mike Shanahan Heineken Cup Family Guy Nigella Lawson Lindsay Lohan Michelle Obama Kobe Bryant Harry Potter Home Page David Moyes Good Morning America Ford Mustang Gerard Deulofeu Jesse Owens David Simon Xbox One Kate Middleton Kanye West John F. Kennedy Tony La Russa President Barack Obama Washington Redskins Common Core Ten Commandments Roy Keane Family Ties George Clooney Jennifer Lawrence Affordable Care Act Superstorm Sandy Red Sox Nancy Gibbs Rick Warren Jenni Rivera Julie Walters Kian Egan Robben Island Hyundai Elantra Best Christmas Yingluck Shinawatra San Francisco

© 2013

African American Martin Luther King United States Rosa Parks Naval Academy Spingarn Medal Supreme Court African Americans National Association Civil Rights Pulitzer Prize Frederick Douglass Gabby Douglas Muhammad Ali Howard University Underground Railroad Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance Thurgood Marshall Brooklyn Dodgers Smithsonian Institute Jim Crow