This Day in Black History





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  • 1919

    Madam C.J. Walker

    (Sarah Breedlove); (December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919); Walker died on this day. Madam Walker was the first American woman to become a millionaire through her own business. Madam Walker's business specialized in African-American beauty and hair care products. Walker was the first child of her family born into freedom, her five siblings and parents were born slaves. She commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York State and founding member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, to design her home. Walker died from complications from hypertension, leaving two-thirds of her wealth and her business' future profits to charity.

  • 2016

    Success Can Change Everything

    Robert James Harlan

    It's been said that one of Justice Thurgood Marshall's favorite justices was Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833 - 1911), who was known as the "Great Dissenter". Harlan's dissent in the landmark case of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), set him apart from the prevailing opinion of the time about the ability of African Americans and their intelligence. John Harlan served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1877 until 1911. He was born into a slave holding family, and the son of James Harlan a U.S. Congressman and Secretary of The Commonwealth of Kentucky. James fathered several slave children. One of which, it's is believed but not confirmed was Robert James Harlan (1816-1897). Read More
  • 2016

    BlackHistory-101 | Facts You Should Know

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