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Black History Fact Of The Day

Prolific inventor Richard spikes invented automobile directional signals. He also invented the multi-barrel machine gun, and the beer keg tap- which was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewing Company. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Frederick Douglass was the minister to Haiti. He was appointed by President Harrison, and served from September 1889 to July 1891. Tweet

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Public Burnings Of Black Americans

America’s lynching of Black Americans was often accompanied by public burnings of Black people too. In her autobiography, “Crusade for Justice,” Ida B. Wells discusses lynch mobs burning black people alive. This is what she had to say about a Black man who had been falsely accused of a crime, and subsequently burned to death: […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

In 1956, Edward L. Harris invented an apparatus that allows for the handling of corrosive acidic substances. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

“New York City’s Black population fell by 15 percent in the five years after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act. Many went to Canada, but it was African emigration that attracted the largest attention.” -From, “Slavery In New York” Tweet

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Home Team History: Ancient African Writing Systems

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Jackie Robinson The Businessman

Jackie Robinson is most well known for his sports achievements. However, the baseball great was also a savvy, pioneering businessman. Jackie Robinson was one of the investors/founders of the Freedom National Bank, a Black-owned bank that was located in Harlem. Mr Robinson was also the first African-American vice president of a major American corporation (Chock […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Footwear Additives

In 1994, Henry Chriss received a patent for his invention of footwear additives which allows footwear to be made out of recycled materials. Tweet

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Neely Fuller Jr.’s Brilliant Analysis Of Black Wall Street

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Railroad Crossing Flag Signal

Clifton Ingram invented the railroad crossing flag signal, and received a patent for his invention in 1925. Tweet

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