Today…In Black History

Black history is a history deeply rooted in the tree of American history. Through the scores of time, black history has been often hidden and thus forgotten as time goes on. Here on this post, we highlight the often forgotten history in the pages of Us papyrus. This Is.. today, In Black History

October 25th

On this day, in 1982, L.f. Brown patents the Bridle bit . The bridle bit is an object used to direct horses. It was patented by L.F. Brown

Benjamin O Davis becomes first African American general in 1940 in Us Army. Davis was born on December 18th, 1912, and died on July 4th, 2002. He commanded the World War 2 Tuskegee Airmen. On this Day in 1940, He became the first African American general officer in The US Air Force.  

October 26th

Edward brook, political, was born. The first African American to win the popular vote into the US Senate. He was born on tis day in 1919 and passed on January 3rd, 2015. He was a representative in Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979. 

October 27th 

On this Day, Martin Luther king was released from Georgia state prison 1960. 

Ruby Dee, African American actress was born on this day in 1922. She was also a social activists and a pioneer in African American theatre and film. She passed away on June 11th, 2014

October 28th

Sylvia Gaye Stanfield was born on this day in 1943. She served as the first African American woman ambassador to Brunei from 1999-2002. She was born in Texas.

The African American instrumentalist and musician Benjamin Harper was born on this day in 1969. 

October 29

Decided on this day in 1969, public schools in the south were immediately ordered to be segregated by the court decision on Alexander vs, Holmes. Followed by delays for 15 years after brown v.s. The Board of Education in 1954 that initially ruled segregated schools unconstitutional.

Melba Moore, born as Beatrice Melba Hill or Beatrice Melba Smith, is an African American voice actress, singer, and entertainer. She was born on this day in 1945.

October 30

There are no significant events on this date.

October 31st

1945 Booker T washington, The world famous Educator, author, orator and advisor to several US presidents. He was known as a prominent leader in the black community in his time. On this day in 1945, he was inducted into the hall of fame

Ethel Waters Was an American actress and singer. Born on this day in 1896, died on September 1st 1977. Her preference was Jazz music, as well as swing and pop. 

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