Black History Month

1924 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher ~ (activist and lawyer) is born in Chickasha, Oklahoma 1944 Harry S. McAlpin ~ becomes the first Black reporter allowed to a White House press conference 1968 Killings during segregation protests ~ Three South Carolina State students are killed during segregation protests in Orangeburg.Students were protesting segregation at a bowling […]

  1794 First African Methodist Episcopal Church ~ is founded in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania 1913 Rosa Parks ~ (initiator of the Montgomery Bus Boycott) born 1794 Slavery in France ~ in abolished. However, it was instituted again under Napoleon. 1864 The 24th Amendment ~ (abolishing the poll tax) ratified 2006 Warren Moon ~ becomes first Black […]

On this day in black history: 1956 Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first black student to attend the University of Alabama. She was expelled three days later “for her own safety” in response to threats from a mob. In 1992 Autherine Lucy Foster graduated from the University with a master’s degree in education. The same […]

Seven whites and four Blacks arrested after an all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall.

Ruby Dee was the first African American actress to play a major role at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford Conn.

Check out this list of must-see films that should be apart of every black woman’s repertoire. Watch them once then watch them again!

Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Most of us use Wikipedia whenever we need our memories refreshed or some quick information on various people and topics. So much can be discovered while you’re…