Black History

May 2018 will be a historic month for Jeanette Epps as she will become the first African American female Astronaut to work as a crew member on the International Space Station and call it home for six months.  Epps will be the fourteenth African-American in space and the the fourth African-American women in space.  The first […]

Beloved singer, entertainer, and songwriter Michael Jackson and his unfortunate passing in June of 2009 shocked the globe, with fans across various nations still mourning…

A rare photo of Underground Railroad hero and 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman sold at a New York City auction for $162,500 Thursday.

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the most important civil rights events in American history!! On this very day in 1965 state troopers attacked civil rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. This event became known as “Bloody Sunday,” and gave momentum to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. […]

Lola Jones, 5, recreated images of Maya Angelou, Madam C. J. Walker, Rosa Parks, and other notable black women for Black History Month.

The errors didn’t stop there. There was also a misspelling in the apology that the department issued.   The U.S. Department of Education had a few spelling mishaps on Twitter early Sunday morning while trying to pay homage to W.E.B. Du Bois. According to the Washington Post, the department tweeted one of the civil rights […]

The U.S. Department of Education misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois’ name on Twitter while trying to pay homage to the civil rights leader.

Members of the 333rd Field Army Battalion were honored posthumously by the U.S. government.

Federal parks officials held a signing ceremony and formally established the new Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in upstate New York, honoring the courageous abolitionist on Tuesday.

  The late Mayme Agnew Clayton was a librarian and historian who founded the Western States Black Research and Education Center, which bills itself as the largest collection of African-American historical items in the world. Dr. Agnew’s collection, which was amassed over four decades, is housed in the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in […]

New data shows a racial divide when it comes to how historical events are viewed.

June Bacon-Bercey is a pioneer in the field of meteorology, becoming the first Black woman to earn a degree in the science in the ’50’s. She is also an internationally recognized expert in aviation and weather, and is the first woman and African-American woman to win the American Meteorological Society’s “seal of approval” honor for […]