86 Year old, Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luthur King Jr., smiles as President Barack Obama is sworn in on her brother's bible on this great day in history, Jan 21, 2013. Christine King, Brother Bible, King Farris, Presidents Barack, Civil Right, Martin Luther, Black History, Barack Obama, Luther King
"Negro" in its denotative meaning is derived from the Coptic word, Negus meaning King. It is a title for emperors of Ethiopia. [Amharic ngus, from Classical Ethiopia ngu, King, ruler, verbal adjective of naga, to rule, become king; see ng in Semitic roots.] DENOTATIVE (d-nt-tv, dn-t) adj. 1. Denoting or naming; designative. 2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings. #BlackHistory
On November 4th, 1922, more than 30 obsessive years after his arrival in Egypt, under the auspices of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Howard Carter together with his team discovered a previously hidden – and still sealed – tomb entrance bearing the name Tutankhamen.
Queen Ranavalona III, Madagascar’s last Queen (1861-1917) "Ranavalona tried to stave off colonization by strengthening trade and diplomatic relations with the United States and Great Britain. However, French attacks on coastal port towns and an assault on the capital city of Antananarivo ultimately led to the capture of the royal palace in 1895, ending the autonomy of the century-old kingdom." She was allowed to remain at first, but exiled from her country by the French in 1897.
In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.