Posts tagged: African Americans

Photo of Jackie Robinson in Dodgers uniform, shot from below, poised to swing

Jackie Robinson, Happy 100th Birthday!

Happy 100th birthday to Jackie Robinson, one of the true American heroes of the 20th century. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, a racist barrier so strange and …..

Photo of Frederick Douglass, in white hair and beard, posed formally in suit and tie

The Story of Black History Month

How did Black History Month get started? Mostly thanks to Carter G. Woodson. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. Until …..

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!

American civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She made her mark in history in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, when she refused to …..

Paul Cuffe Biography: New!

 For Black History Month, we have a featured biography of Paul Cuffe — the Massachusetts mariner who was the richest African American of his time.

Black Sitcom Theme Songs

 Some hardworking fan has compiled Native Tongues — “A Cultural History of Black Sitcom Theme Songs.”

Black History Month: W.E.B. Du Bois

 Meet prolific writer and editor William Edward Burghardt Du Bois. He had a topsy-turvey relationship with the NAACP, he was tried for being a foreign agent and he died in Africa.