The Compromise of 1877 led to the establishment of Jim Crow segregation and discrimination. In an effort to stop Reconstruction-era progress, Democratic and Republican party leaders secretly collaborated to gain more power and control over the formerly enslaved. Click the link to learn more.
The 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage For Freedom convened in Washington, DC, as a demonstration against the South’s refusal to comply with desegregation requirements outlined in the Brown v. Board of Education court ruling. Click the link to learn more.
In 1863, Daniel Alexander Payne became the first black president of a U.S. college. Click the link to learn more.
Brad Lomax was a disability rights advocate whose leadership was instrumental in ensuring the accessibility of public spaces for people with disabilities. Click the link to learn more.
Test your knowledge! Take our “Last One Standing” Black History Trivia Quiz. No Googling or surfing the web! Click the link to take your best guess.
The environmental injustice plaguing the predominately Black and Latinx residents of Pahokee, Florida, is alarming and brings us to the intersection of environmental injustice and systemic discrimination. Click the link to learn more.
Did you know that Black men experience prostate cancer at a disproportionately high rate? They are 70% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men. Black men also experience a higher rate of death from prostate cancer due to a lack of testing and treatment. Awareness and early detection can save lives! Click the link to learn more.
Vernice Armour is the first Black Female combat pilot in the U.S. In 2003 she flew two combat tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps. Click the link to learn more.
Harriet Scott, along with her husband Dred Scott, challenged the courts to gain their freedom in 1846. Harriet Scott filed a separate legal petition at the same time as her husband in 1846. Their case would pave the way for the passage of the 13th and 14th Amendments. Click the link to learn more.
Wysinger v. Crookshank is the first case in California that ruled against school segregation. More than 60 years later, the case would be cited in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. Click the link to learn more.