CATEGORY: Black History
WWI Hero Henry Johnson Finally Receives Medal of Honor
June 2, 2015

Private Henry Johnson, a member of the all-black unit known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” used a rifle, a knife and his hands to fight off nearly two dozen German soldiers during World War I. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Malcolm X
February 20, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of his death, get the facts on the outspoken black nationalist. Read More

11 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson
January 31, 2014

On the 95th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, explore little-known facts about the man who integrated baseball. Read More

5 Things You May Not Know About Kwanzaa
December 26, 2012

As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa, explore five things you may not know about this pan-African holiday. Read More

Archaeologists Seek Evidence of Oldest Black School
June 12, 2012

A building in Williamsburg, Virginia, might be the oldest existing structure associated with black education in the United States. Read More

African Meeting House, Oldest U.S. Black Church, Reopens After Restoration
December 13, 2011

Boston's African Meeting House reopened last week after undergoing a meticulous restoration that returned the structure to its 19th-century appearance. Read More