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Here's How Albert Einstein Responded to Racism

Albert Einstein, often considered to be a genius and the most influential physicist of his time, is described by credible sources as both a racist and a civil rights activist.

The First Inhabitants of China Were Black

Native Black chinese people

Historians, geneticists, and advocates of Afrocentrism have argued for years that the first inhabitants of China were Black Africans. According to Chang Hsing-Lang, who was a respected writer and professor in the early 1900s, there was in fact a Negro Empire that existed in the South of China at the dawn of the nation’s history.

8-Year Old Becomes Youngest Black Female to Go Undefeated in a National Chess Competition

Diamond Shakoor, youngest Black female chess champion

Meet Diamond Shakoor, who in 2009 at age 8, became the youngest African-American female to go undefeated in a Chess National competition. She has since played in more than 250 tournaments and is a seven-time national champion.

At 9-Years Old, These Twins Became the Youngest Children in UK History to Attend High School

Peter and Paula Imafidon

Peter and Paula Imafidon, also known as “the Wonder Twins,” made history in 2012 as the youngest children in British history to attend high school. They both were just 9-years old. As British Nigerians, the pair became England’s highest achievers for being the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam after participating in the Excellence in Education program. They also set world records when they passed the A/AS-level math papers.

10 Years Ago, Detroit Police Shot and Killed This 7-Year Old Girl While She Was Sleeping

Aiyana Mo'Nay Stanley-Jones, 7-year old Black girl killed by Detroit Police

In May 2010, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year old girl from Detroit, was shot in the head and subsequently killed by Detroit Police as they raided her home after midnight looking for a suspect. The problem though is that police had raided the wrong house.

Oldest Law School in the U.S. Hires First Ever African-American Dean

A. Benjamin Spencer, first African American dean at William & Mary Law School

A. Benjamin Spencer is the first African American to become the dean of William & Mary Law School located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1779, the institution is the oldest law school in America.

This 11-Year Old Boy Scored Higher on His IQ Test Than Bill Gates and Albert Einstein

Ramarni Wilfred

In 2014, 11-year old Ramarni Wilfred from London, UK took a Mensa test and was told that he had a higher IQ level than Steven Hawking, Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein. All of them have an IQ of 160, but Ramarni scored 162 on the test putting him in the top 1% in the UK.

The First Black Woman Soccer Player to Be Inducted into the Hall of Fame

Briana Scurry, first Black woman soccer player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the world’s most talented and influential goalkeepers. Her 173 international appearances as one of the first African-American professional female soccer players helped significantly diversify the sport.

At 11-Years Old, He Became the Youngest Student Enrolled at His College

Elijah Precciely, 11-year old student at Southern University

When he was just 8-years old, Elijah Precciely started taking business, biology, and physics courses at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three years later in 2018 when he turned 11, he became the youngest person to be enrolled as a full-time student at the university. Even more, he received a full-ride scholarship, and began majoring in Physics.

At 17-Years Old, She Became the Youngest Black Golfer to Turn Professional

Ginger Howard, youngest Black golfer to turn professional

Meet Ginger Howard from Darby, Pennsylvania, who made history as a professional golfer when she was still a teenager. In 2010, at the age of 17, she became the youngest African American to turn professional and win her debut tournament. She won 5 events on the SunCoast Mini Ladies Tour, and was the first African American in history to earn a spot in the Junior Ryder Cup.

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Top Black History Museums and Cultural Centers:
There are hundreds of Black history museums in the United States that preserve artifacts, records, documents, and more related to African Americans. They vary in size and popularity, but all of them have exclusive exhibits and collections that millions of people from all ethnic backgrounds take interest in. [Find one to visit...]

Top Black History Organizations and Projects:
There are many organizations and projects that are dedicated to African American history. These include foundations and other educational initiatives. All of them typically have the common goal of preserving Black culture and heritage for those who are interested in gaining more awareness about the African American experience over the past 500 years or longer. [Learn more...]

The History of Black History:
The heritage and experience of African Americans that typically dates back to the mid 1500's when Black people were captured in Africa and brought against their will to America to become slaves. After nearly 400 years of slavery and dehumanization, African Americans were eventually freed but were oppressed, discriminated against, and were initially not even recognized as legal citizens of the United States. [Learn more...]