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The Slave Who Cleverly Stole a Confederate Ship and Freed Himself With 15 Others
Robert Smalls was born as a slave in 1839, but later became a free man after he cleverly managed to steal a confederate ship and steer his way to freedom.

What Did Jesus Look Like?
Many people of African descent believe that Jesus Christ was a Black man, but the truth is that his physical appearance while on earth is not described in the Bible, a collectio…

The First Person to Reach The North Pole Was a Black Man
Matthew Henson, an African American explorer who was born in Charles County Maryland on August 8, 1866, was the first person in history to reach the North Pole.

Born a Slave, He Later Became America's First Black Deputy U.S. Marshal
Bass Reeves was born in July 1838 and spent his early life as a slave. However, he later became America's first Black deputy U.S. Marshal working mostly in territories thro…

This Black Soldier Saved 200 Men's Lives in World War II, But Never Received a Medal of Honor
Waverly Woodson, Jr. was a medic from Philadelphia who served in World War II with the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only Black combat unit to participate in D-Day. As o…

Woman Identified as the Last Known Survivor of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Matilda McCrear has been identified as the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. Dr. Hannah Durkin, a lecturer at Newcastle University, is being credited for un…

These Real-Life African Women Warriors Inspired the Black Panther Film
It’s hard to not notice the similarities and the inspiration of the Dahomey Warriors that was used to create the fictional Dora Milaje Army featured in Marvel’s Black Panther …

The First Inhabitants of China Were Black
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 r…

During the Great Depression, Black Unemployment Was as High as 70% in Some Cities
Before the Great Depression, African Americans at the time mostly had unskilled jobs. However, after the stock market crash in 1929, those entry-level, low-paying jobs disappea…

Postal Stamp Honors First All-Black Hockey Teams That Competed in the Early 1900s
A new postal stamp has been released in Canada that honors the Colored Hockey Championship and the all-Black hockey teams in the Maritimes that competed for it between 1895 and…

Five Black Teens Went Missing in 1978 and Where Never Seen Again — Here’s What Happened!
In 1978, on a summer day, five teenagers from Newark, New Jersey suddenly vanished. Their names were Randy Johnson, Michael McDowell, Melvin Pittman, Ernest Taylor and Alvin Tu…

Mexico Once Had a Black President — But He Was Executed!
Vicente Guerrero is the first and only Black person to have become President of Mexico. He served as President of the country from April 1829 until February 1831 when he was ca…

The First African American Woman to Become a Pilot For a Major U.S. Airline
In 1978, Jill E. Brown-Hiltz was hired as a pilot for Texas International Airlines, making her the first African American woman pilot at a major airline. But it didn't alwa…

Meet Frank Wills, the Security Guard Who Discovered President Nixon’s Watergate Scandal
Frank Wills was an African American private security guard who was on-duty during the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters inside the Watergate…

Meet the First Black Woman to Successfully Climb Mount Everest
In 2006, Sophia Danenberg became the first African American and the first Black woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest in Nepal, the world's tallest mountain. Since …

Black People Founded the City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California has a lot more Black history than most people realize. The city was founded in 1781 by a group of 44 Mexican settlers, and 26 of them were of African de…

The First Americans Were Black Indians of African Descent
Dr. David Imhotep, a respected historian and the first person in the world to hold a Ph.D in Ancient African Ancestry, argues that all humans originated from the continent of A…

The History of Afro-Mexicans -- A Population of 14 Million That Can't Be Ignored
Afro-Mexicans have deep cultural roots in Mexico, but have been overlooked for centuries by their own country because they are a relatively small population. However, their cul…

Did Black Bounty Hunters and Slave Catchers Really Exist?
In the film Harriet about the heroic life and accomplishment of Harriet Tubman, there is a controversial scene showing a Black bounty hunter that is hunting slaves. Many peopl…

Meet the First Black Astronaut to Travel to Space in 1983 (Since Then 14 Others Have Done the Same!)
There were several Black astronauts before him, but Guion "Guy" Bluford was the first to actually travel into space. He was chosen to become a NASA astronaut in Augus…