Black History Month – Feb. 17: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm
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Black History Month – Feb. 17: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924, Shirley Chisholm is best known for becoming the first black congresswoman (1968), representing New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. She went on to run for the 1972 Democratic nomination for the presidency—becoming the first major-party African-American candidate to do so. Throughout her political career, Chisholm fought for education opportunities and social justice....

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Black History Month – Feb. 16: Carl Stokes
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Black History Month – Feb. 16: Carl Stokes

Carl Stokes was born on June 21, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. His father died when Stokes was young. He worked various jobs to support his family and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He studied law and passed the bar in 1957. He served as Cleveland’s first African American mayor from 1967 to 1971. He then became a New York City news anchor and won an Emmy Award. He died on April 3, 1996.  ...

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Black History Month – Feb. 15: George Poage
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Black History Month – Feb. 15: George Poage

I love the Olympics. Especially the summer Olympics, so this was an interesting fact to me: He was the first African American to win a metal in the Olympics. He won a Bronze metal in 1904 in the 400 metal hurdles. http://www.answers.com/Q/Who_was_the_first_African_American_to_compete_in_Olympics Photo: snipview.com   Related articles 25 remarkable moments in black history from the last 25 years. Black History Month marked at New...

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Black History Month – Feb. 13: Benjamin Banneker
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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
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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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