Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum… Vonetta Flowers had aspirations of winning gold medals for the U.S. Olympic track team, but after a few unsuccessful attempts, Flowers decided to modify her dream and turned to bobsledding. As a bobsledder, Flowers had immediate success …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum… Zora Neale Hurston was an anthropologist, author, and bonafide member of the Harlem Renaissance but died penniless and in obscurity. Roughly 30 years after her death, Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, discovered her writings and …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum… Being multifaceted and multi-talented during the era that Lena Horne was born into came with advantages and disadvantages. A natural beauty, Horne could sing, dance, and act but if you look back over her career, she is …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum. This statue of Frederick Douglass is on the campus of the University of Maryland and is a great depiction of the fiery orator that Douglass became during his time as an abolitionist. Douglass, who escaped from slavery …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum. Because I personally know and have worked with this amazing woman, I can vouch for how incredible her story is. Becoming the first Black rabbi in mainstream Judaism is no easy task. The education experience alone included …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum. When Shirley Jackson arrived at MIT in the mid 60’s, she was one of only a few Black students on campus. She noticed a group of White girls working on physics problems and asked to join them. …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum. Today’s Black History Moment is very personal because it is my own Black History Moment. Today, I honor my grandfather, Tim Melvin, born today, Feb 14, 1906 in Sampson County, North Carolina. Tim Melvin had no formal …

Black History Moment

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad, future generations lose momentum… Carter G. Woodson wrote, “If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status, he will do so without being told and if you …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad, future generations lose momentum… 24 years is a short life but Ms. Alice Ball made the most of them becoming the 1st Black person and woman to receive a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii and the …

Black History Moments

Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad, future generations lose momentum… “If the man may preach, because the Savior died for him, why not the woman, seeing he died for her also? Is he not a whole Savior, instead of half of one?” These are the words …