CATEGORY: Black History
The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of
March 23, 2017

Boxer Bill Richmond’s improbable rise from slavery to superstardom came almost a century before Jack Johnson even picked up a pair of gloves. Read More

The Green Book: The Black Travelers’ Guide to Jim Crow America
February 6, 2017

For nearly 30 years, a guide called the “Negro Motorist Green Book” provided African Americans with advice on safe places to eat and sleep when they traveled through the Jim Crow-era United States Read More

The Man Behind Black History Month
February 2, 2017

Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) dedicated his life to educating African Americans about the achievements and contributions of their ancestors. Read More

The Birth of the Tuskegee Airmen
March 18, 2016

On the anniversary of the outfit’s creation, find out how this legendary unit came into being. Read More

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

Get the facts on the outspoken black nationalist. Read More

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

Explore 11 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