Little Known Black History Facts

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Jane Bolin was the first African-American woman to earn a degree from the prestigious Yale Law School on her way to becoming the nation’s first…

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Civil rights leader, former politician and educator and Julian Bond passed this weekend at the age of 75. Bond became known as a champion of…

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Nile Rodgers is best known today as the founder of the 70’s group Chic and a Grammy Award-winning guitarist/producer who has worked with everyone from…

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Before Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, funk singer Betty Davis was at the forefront of displaying unfiltered sexuality in a genre dominated by men. In…

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Colorado’s Lu Vason, the creator of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, passed last Sunday of a heart condition. Vason, a fixture in the Greater Denver…

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The Crenshaw House of Southern Illinois, better known as the “Old Slave House,” rests in Gallatin County and is the site of one of the…

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Labor Day is a highly anticipated holiday across the nation, and a time where many working families take a day to relax and reflect. The…

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In elementary school, where many of us are just hoping to make it to the next grade, Cortlan Wickliff had already drafted a plan for…

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On May 17, 1882, Albert Jackson became the first black postman in Toronto, Canada. In 1858, the runaway slave fought through the Underground Railroad and through the…

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Apartheid ended in 1994 but Cape Town, South Africa is still segregated. Many beaches in the ‘Mother City’ remain predominately white and it’s the only…

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On the night of February 26, 2012, 17-year old Trayvon Martin, a hoodie-wearing high school junior, was walking through a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida when…