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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Black History Month – Feb 4: Dr. Daniel H. Williams
Feb04

Black History Month – Feb 4: Dr. Daniel H. Williams

Now this is a black history fact to be proud of! Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was an African American physician who made history by performing the first successful open heart surgery operation. African-americaninventors.org

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Black History Month – Feb 3: Sarah E. Goode
Feb03

Black History Month – Feb 3: Sarah E. Goode

I am so glad to see that over the years, through it all, African Americans find a way to succeed. Here is a great example of that with Sarah E. Goode: Sarah E. Goode was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the first African American woman to receive a United States patent. Goode was born in 1850 into slavery. She was freed after the American Civil War and proceeded to open a furniture store in Chicago, Illinois. She noticed that...

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Black History Month – Feb. 2: Thurgood Marshall
Feb02

Black History Month – Feb. 2: Thurgood Marshall

Here is a man we all learned about (or should have learned about) in school: Thurgood Marshall Born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland. Studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he utilized the judiciary to champion equality for African Americans. In 1954, he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, and...

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Black History Month – Feb 1: Mae Jemison
Feb01

Black History Month – Feb 1: Mae Jemison

I will be kicking off the fun facts of Black History Month with a woman that really fascinated me. Her name is Mae Jemison: Before Mae Jemison joined the space program, she was already a medical doctor, having first earned her undergraduate degree at Sanford, and later earning her M.D. from Cornell Medical College in 1981. At the beginning of her college career, she was somewhat of a standout, because she entered college at age 16. A...

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