Black History Month Articles: Part 2

You may know that Jackie Robinson was the first African American major league baseball player who is credited with breaking the baseball color line. What you may not know is that he was also very act...


A Biography of African American Track and Field Olympian Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was the black man that showed Hitler that there was no such think as a dominant race. In spite of his Olympic success in Nazi Germany, Jesse Owens was snubbed in the Jim Crow environment ...


Biography of Thurgood Marshall, First African American on the Supreme Court
The things that I did not connect to Thurgood Marshall's name are that he argued Brown VS Board of Education and that he was the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Biography of African American Chemist Dr. Percy Lavon Julian
Dr. Julian's chemical patents total 130 in all. Included in these accomplishments is the synthesizing of progesterone, estrogen, cortisone, and testosterone.


Biography of Alex Haley, African American Writer and Historian
When I was growing up in the 1970's, Roots WAS Black History. The movie and the book Roots by Alex Haley taught African Americans about the history of slavery and gave us insight into how it still aff...

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