Black History Month: Facts #26

W.E.B. DuBois (1868 - 1963) In West Louisville, 22nd Street (from Broadway, north to Main Street) is named after him. The 'him' is W.E.B. DuBois. DuBois was an author and a Civil Rights activist, most known as being the co-founder of the NAACP, as well as the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #26

Black History Month: Facts #24 and #25

Auto Racing is a sport where you typically don't see a lot of African-Americans. Professional Drag Racing is especially notable for this, but not for a lack of trying. While there are dozens of classes, in the top 4 pro classes in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) - Pro Stock Bike, Pro Stock Car, … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #24 and #25

Black History Month: Facts #15-16

In Kentucky, Charles W. Anderson and Amelia Tucker were the first Black man and woman to be elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. Charles W. Anderson (1907 - 1960) has few 'firsts' on his résumé. Anderson was born in Louisville, KY. He attended what is now Kentucky State University, as well as Wilberforce University … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #15-16

Black History Month: Facts #14

Dr. Patricia Bath - Ophthalmologist, Inventor "Eyesight is a basoc human right." Dr. Patricia Bath (1942 - 2019) has a long list of 'firsts', achievements, and patents attributed to her. Dr. Bath was born in Harlem to Rupert and Gladys Bath; Gladys was a housewife, while Rupert was the first Black motorman for the NYC … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #14

Black History Month: Facts #13

Song: "Heed the Words of the Brother" by X Clan. X Clan was an early 1990s rap group, known for Funk influences and heavy Black-centric themes. Criminal, self-educated, reformed, activist, terrorist, radical, charismatic uniter, leader. Nation of Islam Spokesman. Survived prison. Survived the Black Legion. Could not survive "members of the Nation of Islam" ('FBI … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #13

Black History Month: Facts #11

"Berea College" When you think of 'Black History Month, Berea College - a small, Liberal Arts school in Berea, KY - probably isn't one of the first things or places that you think of (me included). However, there is some pretty important history that came from this school. Such as: Carter Godwin Woodson. Woodson (1875 - … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #11