MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE

MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE

Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the first Black woman to head a federal agency, National Youth Administration. She was the founder of Bethune Cookman College and held many important government positions under Presidents Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt and Truman. by Sharon W. Foxworth Born shortly after the Emancipation Proclamation, Mary McLeod Bethune was...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA - AUGUST 11: Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists march through the University
Why All Americans Should be Concerned With Charlottesville VA Reenacting Nazi symbolism on American Soil and why we should act. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVc1hvD6mCw&w=1280&h=720] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxOFGhP-Kqk&w=1280&h=720] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrEeBbnDYrw&w=1280&h=720] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRZqToj9dGY]
THE BROWN BOMBER” Joe Louis Barrow Jr.
by Elizabeth Singleton-Bruno To the world he was one of the most dynamic, flamboyant, and charismatic champions the boxing league had ever seen. In June of 1938, at Yankee Stadium, in one of the most riveting fights of the century between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, countless fans around the...
  THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR As a Black Declaration of Independence During the summer of 1777 Capt. William Whipple, a soldier from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, noted that his slave, Prince, was quite dejected. Asked by Whipple to account for his moodiness, Prince explained, "Master, you are going to fight for your liberty, but...
Joel Augustus Rogers

WHO IS J.A ROGERS

J.A. Rogers by John Henrik Clarke Joel Augustus Rogers researched, wrote, and published more than ten volumes on the Black man in world history at his own expense because he could not find a reputable publishing house willing to print his material. Twenty-two of the years Rogers spent traveling as a leading...
40 acres and a mule

FORTY ACRES AND A MYTH

The True Story by Ricardo Guthrie Few slogans have had greater significance or affected African Americans more deeply than the call for "forty acres and a mule." In 1991, the average Black man or woman is only vaguely familiar with the historical reference--and if filmmaker Spike Lee had not named his...
colin powell
The Military man of the Hour by Elizabeth Singleton More than 400,000 American soldiers are in the Saudi Arabian Gulf at this time. Morale among the troops was reported high, the climate in the Middle East is violent, and American emotions mixed about continued U.S. presence to police the region indefinitely. Some...
BENJAMIN BANNEKER
Letter Referred to in the Foregoing Memoir. Maryland Baltimore County, Near Ellicotts' Lower Mills, August 19th, 1791 Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State. Sir: I am fully sensible of the greatness of that freedom, which I take with you on the present occasion, a liberty which seemed to me scarcely allowable,...