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DID YOU KNOW  THIS ABOUT BLACK HISTORY?

 

  1. Harriet Tubman is known as the “Moses” of her people. She was the ‘conductor’ of the Underground Railroad, which freed hundreds of slaves.
  2. Monrovia is named after President Monroe. It was founded in 1822 and is he capital of Liberia.
  3. Nelson Mandela became the first Black president of South Africa on May 10, 1994.
  4. Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman to fly a plane.
  5. The Black Codes made it against the law to teach a slave to read and write.
  6. Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the Supreme South from 1967 to 1991.
  7. In 1952, Charlotta Spears Bass was the first Africa American woman to run for vice president on the Progressive Party ticket.
  8. Benjamin Banneker was an African American mathematician who was on a team that planned Washington, D.C.

 

 

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