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2017 Black History Month Posts

Changes to socio–economic, cultural, and political forces, usually documented as history, explains the resulting changes in the law. Since Black History is a neglected subject in school, that unknown history isn't used to properly explain the current economic conditions, the disparity in education, why the justice system including policing is approached differently in black communities.

There is a myth that White Americans all pulled themselves up by their bootstraps. However, that is a false narrative, many were provided assistance and opportunity such as government assistance in the form of farm subsidies, land grants, housing loans and other social programs that were denied to African-Americans either by law or administrative policy. 

Because you were never educated about these things in school, there is a natural tendency to continue believing the fantasy and dismiss conflicting information. However, some truths are so powerful, even skeptics begin to see the inaccuracy of what they were taught. 

Since the same lessons seem to always be presented during Black History Month, we decide to create a series of post to highlight little known or forgotten moments. When you start seeing the larger picture of Black History, you begin to better understanding how current situations have developed.

February 1, 2017TIRED OF THE SAME BLACK HISTORY LESSONS?

February 2, 2017MANSA MUSA OF MALI – RICHEST MAN IN HISTORY

February 3, 2017WOMAN WHOSE ACCUSATION LED TO LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL ADMITS SHE LIED

February 4, 2017IMHOTEP – THE REAL FATHER OF MEDICINE

February 5, 2017WAS THE REAL LONE RANGER A BLACK MAN?

February 6, 2017CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON – THE MAN WHO KILLED JIM CROW

February 7, 2017COOKIE THORNTON – UNJUST REACTION TO AN UNJUST SYSTEM

February 8, 2017INOCULATION WAS INTRODUCED TO AMERICA BY A SLAVE

February 9, 2017ONA JUDGE – GEORGE WASHINGTON’S RUNAWAY SLAVE

February 10, 201733 MOVIES FOR BLACK HISTORY

February 11, 2017PERCY JULIAN – CHEMICAL AND DRUG PIONEER

February 12, 2017ORANGEBURG MASSACRE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS BY POLICE

February 13, 2017WERE 1200 BLACK SOLDIERS MASSACRED BY WHITE SOLDIERS IN MISSISSIPPI?

February 14, 2017JOHN MORTON-FINNEY: RENAISSANCE MAN

February 15, 2017DERRICK ALBERT BELL JR. – FIRST BLACK HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR

February 16, 2017GEORGE EDWIN TAYLOR – THE SON OF A SLAVE WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT

February 17, 2017JEAN BAPTISTE POINTE DUSABLE – FOUNDER OF CHICAGO

February 18, 2017: MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE – COLLEGE FOUNDER, ACTIVIST, HUMANITARIAN

February 19, 2017: JOHN HENRY – A STEEL DRIVING MAN

February 20, 2017BESSIE COLEMAN – FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PILOT

February 21, 2017BENJAMIN O. DAVIS SR. – FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARMY GENERAL

February 22, 2017IDA B. WELLS – PIONEERING JOURNALIST

February 23, 2017BENJAMIN O. DAVIS JR. – FIRST BLACK AIR FORCE GENERAL

February 24, 2017ELLA BAKER – MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

February 25, 2017CATHY HUGHES – RADIO ONE AND TV ONE FOUNDER

February 26, 2017: FREDERICK PATTERSON – BLACK AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER

February 27, 2017ANNIE MALONE – CHEMIST, INVENTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST

February 28, 2017OSCAR MICHEAUX – FILMMAKER PIONEER

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