• Jackie Robinson
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    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 dark skies of intolerance and frustration.” -According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robinson’s “efforts were a monumental step in the civil-rights revolution…

  • Dr. Carter Woodson
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    Black History Month- Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson

        -December 19, 1875- April 3, 1950 -Founder of Black History -Historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study African American Life and History -Founder of the Journal of Negro History, now called The Journal of African-American History -Coming from a large, poor family, he could not regularly attend school. Through self-instruction, Woodson mastered the fundamentals of common school subjects by age 17. -Convinced that the role of his own people in American history and in the history of other cultures was being ignored or misrepresented among scholars. -He realized the need for research into the neglected past of African Americans. -His final professional appointment…

  • Susan B. Anthony
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    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 motto read, “Men their rights and nothing more, women their rights and nothing less. -First person arrested, put on trial and fined for voting…

  • Harriet Tubman
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    Black History Month- Harriet Tubman

      Harriet Tubman   – 1820 to March 10, 1913 -Born Araminta Harriet Ross -Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom, and later led more than 300 other slaves to the North and to Canada to their freedom, too. -The best-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. -She spoke against slavery and for women’s rights. -Acquainted with many of the social reformers and abolitionists of her time. -During the Civil War she served with the U.S. Army in South Carolina, as a nurse, scout, spy and soldier. -Most famously she led the Combahee River expedition, under the command of James Montgomery, helping to blow up Southern supply lines…

  • Booker T. Washington
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    Black History Month- Booker T. Washington

    Okay we all know that the month of February is Black History Month. So what I’m doing this month is featuring a different person everyday with facts you know or may not know about that person. Hopefully you’ll take time to read more about them by googling them and maybe share with your kids, nieces, nephews or whoever because this is something they’ll never learn in schools. They do teach about Martin Luther King, which is good but there is so much more to know.   Booker T. Washington -April 5, 1856 to November 15, 1915 -Educationist and reformer -Most Influential spokesman for Black Americans between 1895 to 1915 -Determined…