Tag Archives: Black History Month

Black History Month – The Slave Code

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… By the 1600s, Africans were being transported to America as slaves, and eventually the African slave trade became a major part of the economy in North America. Slaves did not accept their fate without protest. As … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Alexandria Library Sit-in

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Well before the famous Woolworth’s counter sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina occurred, the first organized sit-in by African-Americans happened 21 years earlier approximately 300 miles away. On March 17, 1939, attorney Samuel Wilbert Tucker and retired … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Ella P. Stewart

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Ella Nora Phillips Stewart was born on March 6, 1893 in Stringtown, West Virginia. With a love of nature and an exceptional interest in learning, she attended high school at the age of twelve at the … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Andrew Jackson Beard

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave in Jefferson County, Alabama, and spent the first 15 years of his life as a slave on a small farm. A year after he was emancipated, he married and … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Tuskegee Experiment

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With February being Black History Month (BHM), I usually try to provide others with information which usually is not well-known. You can look back at last year’s posts and see information about many firsts in black history; the first black … Continue reading

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Some HBCU Love

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I received an email from one of my frat brothers today about the top HBCUs in 2012. I was happy to see that our alma mater, none other than Xavier University of Louisiana, was tied for #5 of the 50 schools listed. Although … Continue reading

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Black History Month – James Derham

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… James Derham was the first Black person to receive a certificate to practice medicine in the US. He won his freedom and set up his own practice in New Orleans. He was the first African-American to … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Thomas L. Jennings

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Thomas L. Jennings (1791–1856) was the first African-American to  be granted a patent, March 03, 1821 (U.S. patent 3306x).  Jennings’ patent was for a dry cleaning process called “dry scouring”, which would go on to make modern-day dry cleaning possible. In … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Mary Eliza Mahoney, RN

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Mary Eliza Mahoney, RN was the first black professional nurse in America. On March 3, 1878, she was accepted into New England Hospital’s graduate nursing program.  During her training, Mahoney participated in mandatory sixteen-hour-per-day ward duty, … Continue reading

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Black History Month – John Baxter Taylor, Jr.

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… John Baxter Taylor, Jr. was an American track and field athlete, notable as the first African-American to win an Olympic gold medal. Taylor was a member of the gold medal medley 1600 meter relay team at … Continue reading

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