Elijah J. McCoy was born on May 2, 1843 in Colchester, Ontario. He was a noted inventor and engineer, and the phrase, “the real McCoy,” was coined in honor of him. ...
Posted Monday, February 25th 2008 at 2:06PM
Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till was born on July 25, 1941 and was a 14-year-old Black boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in Money, Miss., a small town in the state's delta region. His murder has been cited as one of the key events that energized the nascent Civil Rights Movement. The primary suspects in the case of his death were acquitted, but they later admitted to committing the crime. ...
Posted Monday, February 4th 2008 at 12:19PM
Background and Early Years
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, who later became known as Frederick Douglass, was born a slave in Talbot County, Md. He was separated from his mother, Harrie ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 12:13PM
Frederick McKinley Jones was one of the most prolific Black inventors ever. Frederick Jones patented more than sixty inventions, however, he is best known for inventing an automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks in 1935 (a roof-mounted co ...
Posted Saturday, May 30th 2009 at 9:42AM
George Washington Carver was born on July 12, 1864, and was a botanical researcher and agronomy educator who worked in agricultural extension at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala., teaching former slaves farming techniques for self-sufficiency. ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 12:23PM
Granville T. Woods was born on April 23, 1857, in Columbus, Ohio, and he dedicated his life to developing a variety of inventions relating to the railroad industry. ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 12:31PM
Background and Early Years
Harriet Tubman was born on an unknown date around the year of 1820. She was a Black slave and well-known abolitionist. Born Araminta Ross, she changed her first name to Harriet when s ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 12:34PM
Henry Stone was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. and was a Black musical innovator, producer and talent scout. He was one of the first Black people in music industry to bring talent and record labels together, facilitating R%B and blues hits, and superstars, such as James Brown, to succeed. ...
Posted Saturday, January 19th 2008 at 11:21AM
Dr. Huey Percy Newton was born on February 17, 1942 and was a co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party: an internationalist organization that promoted racial equality that he helped start in October of 1966. ...
Posted Wednesday, February 6th 2008 at 11:37AM
He was a great Historian and Contributed alot to our black history.
We salute you sir, R.I.P. King
We the next generation will carry on your good work and remind our children we were all born to be kings and Queens
Posted Saturday, May 30th 2009 at 7:56AM