Black History Month- Rosa Parks

  -February 4, 1913- October 24, 2005 -Named "The Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement" - Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. -That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This brave woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an ... [read more]

Black History Month- Marcus Garvey

  -August 17, 1887- June 10, 1940 -An orator for the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. -He advanced a Pan-African philosophy which inspired a global mass movement, known as Garveyism. Garveyism would eventually inspire others, from the Nation of Islam to the Rastafari movement. -In the United States he launched several businesses to promote a separate black nation. -After he was convicted of mail fraud and ... [read more]

Black History Month- Martin Luther King

      Ok, really its Dr. Martin Luther King, I don't think I have to put down his accomplishments because he is the most decorated figure in Black History. There have been a movie and countless documentaries about his life and legacy. But if you need to just google his name and read about his life. So please, I urge you to not only educate yourself about him but get your kids involved with his legacy. Also please read about the other figures in Black History also because they're not talked about in our schools. ... [read more]

Black History Month- George Washington Carver

    -July 12, 1864- January 5, 1943 -Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. -He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. -The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. -He also developed and promoted about ... [read more]

Black History Month- Jackie Robinson

  -January 31, 1919- October 24, 1972 -First black player in the MLB, making his debut in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. -His major league debut brought an end to approximately sixty years of segregation in professional baseball. -Him breaking of the baseball color line and his professional success symbolized these broader changes and demonstrated that the fight for equality was more than simply a political matter. -Martin Luther King said that he was "a legend and a symbol in his own time", and that he "challenged the ... [read more]

Black History Month- Susan B. Anthony

-February 15, 1820- March 13, 1906 -She dedicated her life to "the cause," the woman suffrage movement. -The accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony paved the way for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 (14 years after her death) which gave women the right to vote. -Founded the National Woman's Suffrage Association in 1869 with life-long friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Together they worked for women's suffrage for over 50 years. -Published "The Revolution" from 1868-1870, a weekly paper about the woman suffrage movement whose ... [read more]