Educator, Agricultural/Food Scientist, Farmer
George Washington Carver devoted his life to research projects connected primarily with southern agriculture. The products he derived from the peanut and the soybean revolutionized the economy of the South by liberating it from an excessive dependence on cotton.
Born a slave in the spring of 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri, Carver was only an infant when he and his mother were abducted from his owner's plantation by a band of slave raiders. His mother was sold and shipped away, but Carver was ransomed by his master in exchange for a race horse.
Dr. Carver created more than 300 products from peanuts and 100 products from potatoes.
Benjamin Banneker designed the lay-out of the city of Washington, D.C. and he created the first American Clock. At age 58, Banneker began the study of astronomy and was soon predicting future solar and lunar eclipses. He compiled the ephemeris, or information table, for annual almanacs that were published for the years 1792 through 1797. "Benjamin Banneker's Almanac" was a top seller from Pennsylvania to Virginia and even into Kentucky.
In 1791, Banneker was a technical assistant in the calculating and first-ever surveying of the Federal District, which is now Washington, D.C.
Thurgood Marshall won 29 of the 32 cases that he argued for "equality" before the Supreme Court.
Rosa Parks has become known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" --because she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus--which lead to the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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The True History Museum is an on-line educational
program designed to help raise awareness
about 'cultural diversity & Black History.'
Do you know who these people are?
"BLACK WALL STREET" was a highly
prosperous community -- 1920's
Despite numerous obstacles against racism & segregation ...and a battle to stay out of the Vietnam War, Ali won 3 world Heavyweight Championships.
Jesse Owens embarrassed Hitler and his "white supremacist" Nazi party in the 1936 Olympics in Germany.
Jesse Owens is remembered for one stunning week in 1936, when he won four track and field gold medals at a single Olympics. The Summer Games that year were held in Berlin, where Nazi leader Hitler seemed determined to display the superiority of the German "Aryan" race. Owens, an African-American, put that notion to rest with victories in the 100- and 200-meter dash, the broad jump and the 4x100-meter relay.
Did you know that the BIBLE is filled with BLACK HISTORY ?
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS:
The history of the Harlem Globetrotters is littered with incredible achievements, and they are probably America's best-known basketball team outside of the US. While primarily entertainers, the Globetrotters remained top athletes. In the late 1940s—before the ranks of professional basketball were integrated—they beat the champion Minneapolis Lakers. Between 1950 and 1962, they played a yearly series against squads composed of college all-stars, compiling a 162–44 win-loss record.
THE BEGGINING: Saperstein's team makes its debut on January 7, 1927... in Hinckley, Illinois, before a crowd of 300. The total payout for the game was $75. The team wore uniforms with NEW YORK on them; no doubt in giving the crowd the impression they were from that city. Saperstein would later add his family name to the jersey thereafter, "Saperstein's New York Globetrotters." The Globetrotters traveled on-the-road packed into Saperstein's Model "T" Ford.
SATCHEL PAIGE in baseball --
Satchel Paige was considered one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the Negro Leagues. He could draw a crowd and pitch a no hitter. He was entertaining, talented, and always on the move to the team that offered the most money. Despite his unreliability, he was a highly desirable player and teams were willing to take the chance of his departure just to have him on the team.
ART PENNINGTON -- (aka: Superman)
Playing for the Chicago American Giants, "Superman" compiled batting averages of .299 in 1944 and .359 in 1945 while finishing second to Sam Jethroe in stolen bases with 18. In 1950 he hit .370 with good power and started the 1950 East-West All Star game, getting a hit in three at-bats.
Art Pennington stands near a photo of himself from his playing days in the Negro League, Thursday, June 26, 2008, in his flood-damaged home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was one of the top players in the Negro League. Pennington lost most of the memorabilia he had from his playing days when his home was damaged by recent flooding. Historic high levels of flooding has caused major losses to thousands up and down the Missississippi River.
Black History---Lost, stolen, and concealed...
Life Without Black People
AND HELP GOOD CAUSES:
EARTH IS CHANGING....Can we survive ?
EARTH IS CHANGING....Can we survive ?
THE POLAR CAPS ARE MELTING...DUE TO THE WARMING CAUSED BY HEAT-TRAPPING GASES. THE ECO-SYSTEM IS REACTING.
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Ancient wise people have told us -
THE TRUTH IS THE LIGHT!
Dr. Martin Luther King predicted many things that came true.
Dr. M. L. King predicted that the U.S. would
soon have a Black President. He was also a great advocate
of "being of service" to our brothers and sisters.
Some people have been debating about Dr. M. L. King's political beliefs...
was he a Democrat or Republican? Some others have even accused him
of being a "communist." But Dr. King was really more influenced by
M. Gandhi.... and was 'non-partisan."
ROSA PARKS is the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" --because
she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. She was arrested for
this trangression against Jim Crow Laws in the U.S.A. The CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
jumped into a new major phase because of her courage.
Dr. Martin Luther King was a great leader and Civil Rights advocate.
OBAMA...much like Dr. M. L. King -- ADVOCATES CHANGE!
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE:
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IMPROVE OUR SCHOOLS & HEAL OUR PLANET....
Africans brought beautiful colorful fabrics and fashions into existence, which have influenced fashions around the world.
Egyptian leather hand bags --
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