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Celebrating Some Little Known Black History Facts

 

  1. Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. improvised the most iconic part of his “I Have a Dream Speech.”
  3. Inoculation was introduced to America by a slave.
  4. The earliest recorded protest against slavery was by the Quakers in 1688.
  5. Of the 12.5 million Africans shipped to the New World during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, fewer than 388,000 arrived in the United States.
  6. The diverse history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  7. One in four cowboys was Black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies.
  8. Esther Jones was the real Betty Boop!
  9. The first licensed African American Female pilot was named Bessie Coleman.
  10. Interracial marriage in the United Sates was banned in 1664 and not overturned until 1967.

To read the stories on each of these little-known facts go visit the PBS link to read the whole article 10 Little Known Black History Facts:

http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/10-black-history-little-known-facts/#.Wo4QMxPwYdU

 

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