Copy

facebook twitter pinterest Like Frederick D. Patterson: Educator and Founder of United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Facebook
Sponsored by:
 

Frederick D. Patterson: Educator and Founder of United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson was named after Black journalist and anti-slavery leader Frederick Douglass. Patterson was born on October 10, 1901. Orphaned at age two, he was raised by his eldest sister, Wilhemina, a school teacher in Texas. He studied at Iowa State College, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 and a […]

The post Frederick D. Patterson: Educator and Founder of United Negro College Fund (UNCF) appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Frederick D. Patterson: Educator and Founder of United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Facebook Google Plus One Button

The Robert Taylor Homes Housing Project

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

1962-03-05 *The Robert Taylor Homes housing project began accepting residences on this date in 1962. The Robert Taylor Homes was located in the Bronzeville neighborhood of the South Side of Chicago, on State Street between Pershing Road (39th Street) and 54th Street alongside the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Robert Taylor Homes housing project was completed […]

The post The Robert Taylor Homes Housing Project appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like The Robert Taylor Homes Housing Project on Facebook Google Plus One Button

Askia The Great: Blind, Exiled, and Sent to a Mosquito Infested Island to Die by His Son

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

Askia The Great is also known as Muhammad Ture. He was a Soninke king of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century. He strengthened his country and made it one of the largest in West Africa’s history. He ran his country under policies that resulted in rapid expansion of trade with Asia and Europe, […]

The post Askia The Great: Blind, Exiled, and Sent to a Mosquito Infested Island to Die by His Son appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Askia The Great: Blind, Exiled, and Sent to a Mosquito Infested Island to Die by His Son on Facebook Google Plus One Button

The Father of Chicago Modern Blues: Muddy Waters

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

#Mckinley Morganfied (#Muddy Waters) was born on April 4, 1915, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.  Waters is best known for being a highly talented singer and guitarist.  At the young age of 3, Waters’ mother died and he was sent to live with his grandmother. Waters’ grandmother, Della Grant, raised him after his mother died. She was the […]

The post The Father of Chicago Modern Blues: Muddy Waters appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like The Father of Chicago Modern Blues: Muddy Waters on Facebook Google Plus One Button

Escrava Anastacia: The Legend of the Enslaved Saint With Blue Eyes and Healing Powers

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

#Escrava Anastacia was a popular saint honored in Brazil. She was an enslaved woman of African descent, and known for possessing great beauty; it is told that her eyes were piercing blue. #Anastacia was a well-respected  and influential figure in Catholic devotion throughout Brazil. She is also considered one of the most important women in #black history within […]

The post Escrava Anastacia: The Legend of the Enslaved Saint With Blue Eyes and Healing Powers appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Escrava Anastacia: The Legend of the Enslaved Saint With Blue Eyes and Healing Powers on Facebook Google Plus One Button

Desmond Tutu: Renowned Black South African Priest & Activist

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

Desmond Tutu is a Black South African priest and activist. Born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, Desmond Mpilo Tutu and his family moved to Johannesburg when he was 12 years old. Although he wanted to become a physician, his family could not afford the cost and he followed his father’s footsteps into teaching. In 1951, Tutu studied […]

The post Desmond Tutu: Renowned Black South African Priest & Activist appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Desmond Tutu: Renowned Black South African Priest & Activist on Facebook Google Plus One Button

Black Abolitionists: The Christiana Rescue!

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

By Lestey Gist, The Gist of Freedom The Christiana Rescue! The Slaver demanded Parker to turn over his “property” meaning the two African Men he was hunting. Parker, a successful escapee himself, told him he had no “property” and commanded the slaver leave his door. Parker and the two courageous black men who successfully escaped from the […]

The post Black Abolitionists: The Christiana Rescue! appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Black Abolitionists: The Christiana Rescue! on Facebook Google Plus One Button

7 Influential Black Americans Who Helped Shaped American History

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

1. James Brown Music legend James Brown delivered powerful messages in his songs during the Civil Rights Movement. From 1965 onward, Brown often canceled his shows to perform benefit concerts for black political organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Brown started the program “Operation Black Pride,” he dressed as Santa Claus, presented 3,000 certificates for free […]

The post 7 Influential Black Americans Who Helped Shaped American History appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like 7 Influential Black Americans Who Helped Shaped American History on Facebook Google Plus One Button

Ralph Waldo Ellison: Novelist, Literary Critic & Scholar Known for Book “The Invisible Man”

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

“The nation told Negro jokes, used Negro slang, turns of phrase, and danced Negro comic dances from its very beginning. That is the way this strange country operated.” -Ralph Ellison, “American Humor” speech, 1970 Ralph Waldo Ellison was an American novelist, literary critic, and scholar.  Ellison is best known for his novel Invisible Man, which […]

The post Ralph Waldo Ellison: Novelist, Literary Critic & Scholar Known for Book “The Invisible Man” appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Ralph Waldo Ellison: Novelist, Literary Critic & Scholar Known for Book “The Invisible Man” on Facebook Google Plus One Button

Colin Kaepernick Gets Harvard’s Prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Oct 13, 2018 09:25 am

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was honored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard. Kaepernick, formerly […]

The post Colin Kaepernick Gets Harvard’s Prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal appeared first on Black Then.

Read More
share on Twitter Like Colin Kaepernick Gets Harvard’s Prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on Facebook Google Plus One Button
COPYRIGHT (C) 2016 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - BLACK THEN
Unsubscribe