Black History Month – Feb. 13: Benjamin Banneker
Feb13

Black History Month – Feb. 13: Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker was a self-educated scientist, astronomer, inventor, writer, and antislavery publicist. He built a striking clock entirely from wood, published a Farmers’ Almanac, and actively campaigned against slavery. He was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science. On November 9 1731, Benjamin Banneker was born in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. He was the descendent of slaves, however, Banneker...

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Black History Month – Feb. 11: Maya Angelou
Feb11

Black History Month – Feb. 11: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri She was devastated when she was raped at the age of eight by her mother’s boyfriend while on a visit to St. Louis. After she testified against the man, several of her uncles beat him to death. Believing that she had caused the man’s death by speaking his name, Angelou refused to speak for approximately five years. She attended public schools...

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Black History Month – Feb. 10: W.E.B Du Bois
Feb10

Black History Month – Feb. 10: W.E.B Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. He is perhaps best known for his work in founding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909 and helping it to become the country’s single most influential organization for African Americans. Read More Here http://blackhistorymonth2014.com/1713/101-little-known-black-history-facts/ Photo: ministerfaust.blogspot.com Related...

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Black History Month – Feb. 9: Alexander Lucius Twilight
Feb09

Black History Month – Feb. 9: Alexander Lucius Twilight

Well I missed a few days. We had a Super Bowl party at our house and preparing and hosting took up my whole weekend. I’m back though with a fact I never knew that I think is pretty cool. Alexander Lucius Twilight was the first African American to receive a college degree. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in 1823 Read More Here http://blackhistorymonth2014.com/1713/101-little-known-black-history-facts/ Photo:...

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Black History Fact – Feb. 5: Dr. Patricia Bath
Feb05

Black History Fact – Feb. 5: Dr. Patricia Bath

It’s amazing how many things in the world that exists because of American American minds, persistence, and hard work! Born in Harlem, N.Y., Bath developed an interest in science early in her life. She attended medical school at Howard University and completed a fellowship in ophthalmology at Columbia University. In 1981, Bath invented the surgical tool that made her famous: the Laserphaco Probe, which she continued to perfect...

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