Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Did You Know? Little Known Black History Facts!

Good Morning All!!  Happy Black History month to you!  It is always my hope to share, uplift, educate, and motivate others so I have a few interesting little know BLACK HISTORY FACTS to share with you!  I hope you find something of interest , something you did not know, and something that you will share with others!
These Black History Facts are brought to you courtesy of BLACK PEOPLE & Biography.com!

  • Allensworth is the only California community to be founded, financed and governed by African-Americans. Created by Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient, all-black city where African-Americans could live their lives free of racial discrimination.  Learn more about ALLENSWORTH HERE!

  • After a long career as an actress and singer, Pearl Bailey earned a bachelor's in theology from Georgetown University in 1985. Find out more about Ms Pearl Mae Bailey HERE!


  • Chester Arthur "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett was one of the most important blues singers, songwriters and musicians, influencing popular rock groups like The Beatles. Unlike many blues artists, Howlin' Wolf maintained financial success throughout his life, held a stable marriage, and avoided drugs and alcohol. Learn more about "Howlin Wolf HERE!



Please enjoy some blues!


Smokestack Lightening - Howlin Wolf



Come back tomorrow for 5 more little known Black History Facts!
Smooches & Be Blessed!
Regina


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3 People Saying Something!

mema

Good post. The one I was aware of was Benjamin Banneker, the rest was new info for me. Keep up the good work.

Regina 07 February, 2012 17:33

I knew about Benjamin Banneker and I got interested in Howlin Wolf when I saw him on the movie Cadillac Records and I heard about Allensworth last year on the Tom Joyner Morning show.
I think the Pearl Bailey infor was the most surprising.

Dionna Sanchez 15 February, 2012 12:18

I bet you are having fun doing all that research. :)

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