George Junius Stinney Jr. (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944) was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century. Stinney, of Alcolu, South Carolina, was convicted of murdering two young girls after police said he confessed to the murders. But the question of Stinney's guilt, the validity of his alleged confession and the judicial process leading to his execution has been criticized as "suspicious at best and a miscarriage of justice at worst", and an e
David Walker was an outspoken African-American abolitionist and anti-slavery activist. In 1829, while living in Boston, Massachusetts, he published An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, a ... Born: September 28, 1785, Wilmington Died: June 28, 1830
Awesome lady....Bessie Smith, blues singer. Smith felt no fear when it came to confronting the racism so prevalent in the South. Once, when performing a tent show in a Southern town, members of the Ku Klux Klan, in full Klan regalia, surrounded the tent, threatening to pull it down and trap everyone inside. Smith stormed out and confronted them, shouting, “You had better pick up them sheets and run!” The men took to their heels. Smith went back to performing, as if confronting the KKK were all
In 2004, 84-year-old Kenyan KIMANI NG’ANG’A MARUGE became the oldest primary school pupil in the world. He said that the government’s announcement of universal and free elementary education in 2003 prompted him to enroll. A year later, he was elected head boy of his school. In September 2005, Maruge boarded a plane for the first time in his life, and headed to New York City to address the UN Millennium Development Summit on the importance of free primary education.
NEVER FORGET..... "THE FIRST STATUE OF LIBERTY GIVEN TO THE U.S. BY FRANCE WAS A BLACK WOMAN THAT THE U.S. TURNED DOWN SO THE FRENCH MADE ANOTHER WHICH IS THE CURRENT IN N.Y. HARBOR THIS IS BLACK LADY LIBERTY MADE ALSO BY THE FRENCH ON THE ISLAND OF ST. MARTIN WOMBMEN OF CREATION WE MUST CONTINUE TO SHINE THE LIGHT FOR THOSE IN NEED….ONENESS"
when people think of famous African-American inventors, one of the first names that springs to mind is George Washington Carver. Perhaps most famously, Carver's inventions included the discovery of over 300 different uses for peanuts – such as making cooking oil, axle grease and printer's ink. But despite his penchant for inventing, Carver was never interested in money or prestige so much as helping his fellow man.
Henry "Box" Brown (c.1815–after 1889) was a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists in a wooden crate. For a short time he became a noted abolitionist speaker and later a showman, but later lost the support of the abolitionist community, notably Frederick Douglass, who wished Brown had kept quiet about his escape so that more slaves could have escaped using similar means.