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101 Little Known Black History Facts

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Black History Facts You Might Not Know As we continue in our celebration of Black History Month, I wanted to share my list of ‘101 Little Known Black History Facts’ with you. The history of Black people is intertwined into the fabric of these United States and the world. Our indelible imprint on the times and events spanning from 1619 ... Read More »

February: Black History Month

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Black History Month, the brainchild of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to graduate from Harvard University with a Ph.D. (1912), has become fully ensconced in American culture. Begun in 1926 as Negro History Week and expanded to Black History Month in 1976, Black History Month celebrates the contributions and legacy of Africans in America beyond the superficial, ... Read More »

Black History Books For Children

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African American Children’s Books Children’s Books For Black History Month Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian ... Read More »

Julian Francis Abel

JULIAN FRANCIS ABELE (1881-1950) The next time you make the historic run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to thank Julian Francis Abele, the first African-American graduate of what is now University Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. First African American student to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Architecture   Julian ... Read More »

Welcome To Black History Facts 365

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Welcome to Black History Facts 365. Our goal is to produce a site that transcends the traditional “Black History Month” icons and narrative. Black History is American History.  Visit often and join us as we explore the rich history of Africans in America. We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a ... Read More »

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