Sunday, May 22, 2022

Black History Facts

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Stepping off a boat in a New Hampshire port in 1796, 22-year-old Ona Judge was on the run from the family of President George Washington. Judge, who was born into slavery and served...
Post-Civil War records point to a common fate for many African Americans after emancipation.Dear Professor Gates:I’m searching for any information on my third great-grandfather Hardy Dykes, who was born in 1843. I assume that he was born in or...
Malvin (Mal) Russell Goode (February 13, 1908 – September 12, 1995) was an African-American television journalist and news correspondent. Goode was born in White Plains, Virginia, educated in the public school system of Homestead, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1931. Starting in high...
THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON As blacks faced continuing discrimination in the postwar years, the March on Washington group met annually to reiterate blacks’ demands for economic equality. The civil rights movement of the 1960s transformed the political climate, and in...
Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950, and the first black player to compete at Wimbledon in 1951. She also broke racial barriers in professional golf. Althea Gibson was born...
According to Wikipedia.com Edith Spurlock Sampson (October 13, 1898 – October 8, 1979) was an American lawyer and judge, and the first Black U.S. delegate appointed to the United Nations. 1n 1924, Sampson opened a law office on the South Side of Chicago, serving the local black community. From 1925 through...
From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry) Stone, James A., Sr. (born: 1829  -  died: 1862) James A. Stone, Sr. was a fugitive slave from Kentucky who had settled in Lorain, Ohio. He is listed in the 1850 U.S. Federal...
The Fisk University website states that in 1865, barely six months after the end of the Civil War and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend...