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...
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...
DR. CARTER G. WOODSON

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON

THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY Black History Is No Mystery is deicated to the memory of Dr. Carter G. Woodson who is known as the Father of Black History.  He is the guiding light in the preservation of the records of black people.  The need for recording the suffering of...
Glory- Civil War

GLORY

BY ANN HERRICK With the recent release of the movie Glory, a long neglected chapter of American history is being rediscovered. Glory chronicles the exploits of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment, one of the earliest Black regiments in the Union army and Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the wealthy young...
Toussaint L'Ouverture
THE FIRST AFRICAN LEADER IN THE WEST Born a slave in 1744 on the Breda plantation in St. Dominique (present day Haiti), Toussaint L'Ouverture rose to become the first independent Black leader in the New World. Under his guidance, Haiti became the second independent nation in the Americas in 1804,...
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...
Malcolm X

The Return Of Malcolm X

  by Abdul Alkalimat Malcolm X is the central figure in the most phenomenal revival in the history of Black political culture. While in the heart of every inner city ghetto Malcolm X was never forgotten, the last several years have seen a tidal wave of interest storm into the consciousness...
Malcolm X

Malcom X On History

"Of all the things that black men or any men study for that matter, history is qualified to reward all research.  You have to have a knowledge of history no matter what you're going to do.  Anything that you undertake, you have to have a knowledge of history in...