Black History Month sheds light on little-known facts, overlooked in many history books, to educate and enlighten readers about essential aspects of American history
Black History Month
Black History Month: Celebrates African American achievements. Started as 'Negro History Week' in 1926, expanded to month-long celebration in 1976.
Ice Cream Scoop
Alfred L Cralle invented the ice cream scoop in 1897. It revolutionized serving ice cream.
In 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar for her role in Gone with the Wind, breaking barriers in the film industry.
Satchel Paige, MLB's oldest rookie at 42, drew 75,000+ fans with his remarkable talent and left an enduring legacy.
Claudette Colvin, arrested for not giving up her bus seat to white passengers, inspired the Civil Rights movement before Rosa Parks, but is lesser-known.
Shirley Chisolm, 1st Black woman in Congress, faced 3 assassination attempts during 1972 presidential campaign. A trailblazer for women & people of color.
The Buffalo Soldiers
All-black US Army regiments formed in 1866, played a significant role in American history.
Isaac Burns Murphy, the first to win three Kentucky Derbies, was honored in 1956 by the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.