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, 2017: TIRED OF THE SAME BLACK HISTORY LESSONS?
February 2, 2017: MANSA MUSA OF MALI – RICHEST MAN IN HISTORY
February 3, 2017: WOMAN WHOSE ACCUSATION LED TO LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL ADMITS SHE LIED
February 4, 2017: IMHOTEP – THE REAL FATHER OF MEDICINE
February 5, 2017: WAS THE REAL LONE RANGER A BLACK MAN?
February 6, 2017: CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON – THE MAN WHO KILLED JIM CROW
February 7, 2017: COOKIE THORNTON – UNJUST REACTION TO AN UNJUST SYSTEM
February 8, 2017: INOCULATION WAS INTRODUCED TO AMERICA BY A SLAVE
February 9, 2017: ONA JUDGE – GEORGE WASHINGTON’S RUNAWAY SLAVE
February 10, 2017: 33 MOVIES FOR BLACK HISTORY
February 11, 2017: PERCY JULIAN – CHEMICAL AND DRUG PIONEER
February 12, 2017: ORANGEBURG MASSACRE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS BY POLICE
February 13, 2017: WERE 1200 BLACK SOLDIERS MASSACRED BY WHITE SOLDIERS IN MISSISSIPPI?
February 14, 2017: JOHN MORTON-FINNEY: RENAISSANCE MAN
February 15, 2017: DERRICK ALBERT BELL JR. – FIRST BLACK HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR
February 16, 2017: GEORGE EDWIN TAYLOR – THE SON OF A SLAVE WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT
February 17, 2017: JEAN 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, 2017: BESSIE COLEMAN – FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PILOT
February 21, 2017: BENJAMIN O. DAVIS SR. – FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARMY GENERAL
February 22, 2017: IDA B. WELLS – PIONEERING JOURNALIST
February 23, 2017: BENJAMIN O. DAVIS JR. – FIRST BLACK AIR FORCE GENERAL
February 24, 2017: ELLA BAKER – MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
February 25, 2017: CATHY HUGHES – RADIO ONE AND TV ONE FOUNDER
February 26, 2017: FREDERICK PATTERSON – BLACK AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER
February 27, 2017: ANNIE MALONE – CHEMIST, INVENTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST
February 28, 2017: OSCAR MICHEAUX – FILMMAKER PIONEER