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Black History Fact Of The Day: Benjamin Banneker’s Grandfather

Via his African grandfather, Benjamin Banneker had a royal lineage. Benjamin Banneker’s grandfather, Bannaky, came to America on a slave ship. In addition to his regal lineage, Bannaky also had an extensive knowledge of agriculture. This included building irrigation systems that prevented flooding. Bannaky also planted crops composed of foods he had grown in Africa […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Computerized Blood Pressure Device

Dr. Michael Croslin created a computerized blood pressure device. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Multistage Rocket

Adolph Shamms invented a multistage rocket. A multistage rocket is a rocket that has two or more rockets stacked on top of each other, or attached next to each other. Tweet

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Black Love: Benjamin Banneker And Anola

“At age twenty-eight, [Benjamin Banneker] the young clockmaker fell in love with Anola, a beautiful slave on a nearby plantation. He could marry her legally only if she were free, but her master refused to sell her to Banneker, saying, ‘I will never sell her to a Negro!’ Banneker devised an elaborate plan to steal […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Floppy Disc

John P. Moon invented the floppy disc for computers. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

William Harwell invented the space shuttle retrieval arm. He also helped to develop methods for solving the problem of what to do when water infiltrates a spacesuit helmet. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Gridiron

On March 26, 1845, Joseph Hawkins received a patent for a gridiron that included a trough to catch fats and liquids from meat while it is cooking. This helps to prevent smoke generation while cooking. Tweet

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This Country Was Built By Whom? Who Are The Biggest Victims Of Crime?

“For 246 years our uncompensated labor launched wealthy institutions and private corporate fortunes in America such as Brown University and Fleet Bank, both founded by the Brown brothers, who got their start in American business building slave ships and investing in the slave trade. Cotton made everyone associated with it wealthy- the plantation owners, the […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily

Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily was a surgical assistant to the great Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Dr. Daily also achieved greatness in his own right. Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily achieved prominence in the medical field internationally. His achievements included: helping to found the International College of Surgeons, editing the Journal of the National Medical Association, being […]

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Black Love: Rachel Robinson On Meeting & Marrying Jackie Robinson

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