Black History 101

Black History Series | Barack Obama

President Obama Descends from America’s First Slave ANCESTRY.COM  |  10/08/2012 We’ve all heard about President Obama’s Irish roots, and we know his father came from Kenya. But a research team from,…

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Black History Series | Vanessa Williams

A year or so ago, I became interested in my family lineage again.  I already knew about one half of my family history but didn't know the complete story of…

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Juneteenth | A History Lesson

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by…

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Black History Month Quotes

Black History Month Quotes I freed a thousand slave.  I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.  - Harriet Tubman

Black History Series | Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams (January 18, 1858[1] – August 4, 1931) was an American surgeon. He was the first African-American cardiologist, and performed one of the first successful open-heart surgeries in the United States.[2] He also founded Provident Hospital, the…

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Black History Series | The Tuskegee Airmen

They were young, gifted and black but the US Army refused them key positions. That is until intense pressure from activist groups pushed President Franklin D. Roosevelt to initiate an…

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Black History Series | Britain’s First Black Community

Britain's First Black Community The reign of Elizabeth I saw the beginning of Britain's first black community. It's a fascinating story for modern Britons, writes historian Michael Wood. Walk out…

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