Archive for the 'Black History' Category

Black History Fact Of The Day: How Many MLK Jr. Streets Are In The U.S.?

According to National Geographic, there are at least 955 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. Other countries such as Germany, Haiti, and France also have street named after Martin Luther King Jr. Tweet

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Pic Of The Week

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National Geographic Admits To Its History Of Racist Reporting

In the April 2018 “special issue” of National Geographic, named “The Race Issue,” the opening letter from the magazine’s current editor-in-chief, explores the racist history of National Geographic. The editor’s letter contains the following acknowledgments of the publication’s historic racism: • African Americans were not allowed to be members of National Geographic, at least through […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Winnie Mandela Communication Ban

Winnie Mandela “was one of some 150 people the [South African] government prohibited from leaving their towns, speaking to the press, and talking to more than two people at a time.” – Source: National Geographic, April 2018 Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Dr. Earl Shaw

Dr. Earl Shaw is the co-inventor of a laser device that helps provide radiation to cancer patients. Tweet

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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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