Category Archives: Black History

Videos| Percy Julian, Acomplished Chemist & Forgotten Genius

Friday, April 11, 2014 Google Doodle featured a graphic of a man wearing a white jacket. So I was curious to know who this man is/was. Percy Julian-AKA Percy Lavon Julian Watch full PBS series FORGOTTEN GENIUS HERE. BIO Born: … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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Black History | Debi Thomas | Figure Skater & Physician

Debra Janine “Debi” Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion, two-time U.S. national champion and 1988 Olympic bronze medalist, having taken part in the Battle of the Carmens at … Continue reading

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Black History | Stagecoach Mary Fields|1st Black Female Mail Carrier

Mary Fields also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. 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 … Continue reading

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Black History | Bass Reeves | The Real “Lone Ranger”

Born to slave parents in 1838 in Paris, Texas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history. Owned by a man named … Continue reading

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Black History | Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts (born 1942) was one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. After four days of harassment that threatened her safety, her parents forced her to withdraw from the school. … Continue reading

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Black History | Juneteenth

The History of Juneteenth Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Approval | 10 Outrageous Reasons Black People Were Lynched in America

Hat tip Atlanta BlackStar For years the U.S. government allowed racist white lynch mobs to murder Black men, women and children for practically nothing. The lynchings were so absurd one could argue that Black people’s lives were little to no … Continue reading

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Black History | The Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers. It … Continue reading

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Black History | Herbie Hancock

Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer.[1] As part of Miles Davis‘s Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the … Continue reading

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