Black History Month is a month-long celebration that honors the contributions of African Americans throughout history. Historical figures like Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first U.S. woman to become a self-made millionaire; Rosa Parks, who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and galvanized the civil rights movement; James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, President Barack Obama the first and only African American President of the US and Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives are more common facts for many when we talk about Black History. But here are a few Black History Month facts that you may not know! Here are a few Little-Known Black History Month Facts.
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Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin.
Martin Luther King Jr. improvised the most iconic part of his “I Have a Dream Speech.”
The earliest recorded protest against slavery was by the Quakers in 1688.
The diverse history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
One in four cowboys was Black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies.
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In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G ...
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