Month February 2022

Jesse Ernest Wilkins, Jr:  Trailblazing Mathematician And Physicist

Jesse Ernest Wilkins, Jr. was a trailblazing African American mathematician and physicist. Though he was unaware at the time, his research contributed to the development of the atomic bomb. Click the link to learn more.

Viola Mitchell Turner:  Trailblazing Investor

Viola Mitchell Turner was a trailblazing African American investment executive. Click the link to learn more.


Founded in 1864, the National Equal Rights League advocated for full citizenship and economic rights for African Americans. Click the link to learn more.

Igbo Island Mass Suicide of 1803

The Igbo Island mass suicide in Glynn County, Georgia was a tragic act of resistance by enslaved Africans. Click the link to learn more.

Hip Hop Public Health: Using Music, Art, And Science To Address Health Disparities In Communities Of Color

Hip Hop Public Health is using music, art, and science to improve health literacy and decrease health disparities. Click the link to learn more.

The White Rose Mission And Industrial Association

Founded in 1897, The White Rose Mission provided shelter, housing, and support to black women to prevent their exploitation and abuse. Click the link to learn more.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson:   Allegedly Expelled from Morehouse College in 1969

In 1969, Martin Luther King, Sr., father of Martin Luther King Jr. was held captive by the “Concerned Students” group at Morehouse College. Actor Samuel L. Jackson was a member of the “Concerned Students” group. Click the link to learn more.

The Second Emancipation Proclamation (1962)

Black History: Special Delivery Welcome To The Black Mail Blog and Podcast! At Black Mail, we bring you, Black History: Special Delivery. Our topic today is the 1962 Second Emancipation Proclamation. In 1962 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other… Continue Reading →

Lusia “Lucy” Smith: 1st Woman Drafted By The NBA

Lusia “Lucy” Smith was the first woman to be drafted by the NBA. Click the link to learn more.

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