If you have 90 seconds then you have enough time to watch Black History Mini Docs. Legendary Producer and Filmmaker Neema Barnette (Civil Brand, Women thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day) presents Black History Mini Docs. These are a fast and entertaining way to educate young and old about the varying contributions of Blacks in American history. Think of it as the "Cliff Notes" for the digital age.
"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture
Virgil Lamar Ware, was riding on the handlebars of his brother’s bicycle when he was fatally shot by white teenagers. The white youths had come from a segregationist rally held in the aftermath of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.
George Franklin Grant was the first African American professor at Harvard. Inventor of golf tee made of wood and a chemical used to cover teeth (he was a dentist). Fascinating information I never would have known.
In this image civil rights activist Patricia Due is being arrested by Tallahassee Police along with 260 FAMU students for protesting in front of the segregated Florida Theater, May Photo credit: Florida State Archives — in Tallahassee, Florida.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on July Nathan Francis Mossell was an African American doctor who established the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital which was the first Black hospital in Philadelphia.
The children of slaves at “Uncle Gabriel’s Cabin,” 1860 Once “freed”, many of the former slaves and their children had no where to go and continued living on the property of their former slave masters.— at South Carolina.
mary mcleod bethune - Bing Images Mary McLeod Bethune was an extraordinary educator, civil rights leader, and government official who founded the National Council of Negro Women and Bethune-Cookman College.