Today in Black History - August 1, 1619 & 1834 The History of Black America under British rule began with landing of twenty Blacks at Jamestown, Virginia. John Rolfe said the ship arrived “about the...
Pinner sez: Hope you guys know this man. Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Month. He was a historian, author, Republican, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1912, he became the second Black to earn a Ph.D at Harvard University.
The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African American Civil Rights Movement.
Charlayne Hunter (1961), leaving the University of Georgia campus after registering as a student. She holds a place in Georgia Civil Rights history as one of the first two African American students along with ( Hamilton Holmes) admitted to the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault is also known for her career as an award-winning journalist, and also respected for her work on television and in print.