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

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoDr. 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 a professor of anatomy at Northwestern University, becoming the Honorary Counsel to Haiti, being a correspondent for newspapers internationally (including Pakistan), establishing his own hospital, and practicing medicine internationally.

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Lloyd Ferguson

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoLloyd Ferguson is the first African American to receive a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

While a student at the University of California, Lloyd Ferguson created a compound that is capable of gaining and losing oxygen extremely quickly. This compound has been used as a source of oxygen for submarines.

Mr. Ferguson also created the first doctoral program in chemistry at an African American university; Howard University.

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Black History Fact Of The Day

“South Carolina’s slave-plantation owners had known nothing about how to grow and irrigate rice. That knowledge was brought to the low country by Africans stolen from Sierra Leone by the Royal African Company of England. As the slaves produced the rice that made the plantation owners rich, their glistening backs bore the branded acronym of their corporate captors: R.A.C.E.” -From, “The Reckoning” By: Randall Robinson

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Oklahoma

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoOklahoma, the 46th state to join the United States, was established in 1907. The word Oklahoma comes from the language of the Choctaw. It literally means, “land of the red people.” Many people of African descent formed towns in Oklahoma early on in the state’s formative years.

On December 18, 1907, a month after Oklahoma was founded, the state’s legislature passed its first Jim Crow law, calling for segregation on all forms of public transportation.

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoBlack people who lived amongst the Creek Nation were called Creek Freeman. The Creek Freeman founded several towns in the United States, including an Oklahoma town that they named Twine. The town was named after William Henry Twine. Mr. Twine was a businessman, lawyer, and the owner and operator of the newspaper the Muskogee Cimeter. He was also known as a fierce advocate for his people.

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