These are even faster ways you can educate young and old about the varying contributions of Blacks in American history. Think of it as the "Cliff Notes" for the digital age in only 20 seconds.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - DAISY BATES
Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - WILLIAM STILL
William Still (October 7, 1821 – July 14, 1902) was an African-American abolitionist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist. He was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society.
BHMD MIRCO DOCS - GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
January 5, marks the birth of George Washington Carver in 1864. He was an educator and innovator in the agricultural sciences. Join us in celebrating him by sharing our brand-new Micro Doc.
BHMD MICRO DICS - CHARLES SIFFORD
Charles Luther Sifford (June 2, 1922 – February 3, 2015)
was a professional golfer who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - AFENI SHAKUR
Afeni Shakur (January 10, 1947 – May 2, 2016), born Alice Faye Williams was an political activist, Black Panther, and music businesswoman. Shakur was the mother of one of hip-hop's most seminal and iconic figures, rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. While pregnant with Tupac, Shakur was falsely accused of conspiring with other Black Panthers to carry out bombings in New York. Afeni represented herself during her trial, and won. The charges were dismissed, and she was released before the birth of Tupac.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - CHARLES STEWART
Charles (Chuck) Stewart (May 21, 1927 – January 20, 2017) was an American photographer best known for his portraits of jazz singers and musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis, as well as artists in the R&B and salsa genres. Stewart's photographs have graced more than 2,000 album covers.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - HARRIET TUBMAN
In memory of abolitionist, soldier, nurse, spy, scout, conductor of the underground railroad and the ultimate freedom fighter, Queen Harriet Tubman who died on March 10, 1913 (no exact birthdate known).
BHMD MICRO DOCS - JOSEPHINE BAKER
Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer and actress. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics
BHMD MICRO DOCS - JOHN CARLOS
John Carlos is best known for his black-gloved fist salute on the winner’s podium (with Tommie Smith) at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos was born and raised in Harlem, New York.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - MOMS MABLEY
Jackie "Moms" Mabley, was a stand-up comedian and actress. Mabley began her career on the theater stage in the 1920s and became a veteran entertainer of the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American vaudeville.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - THE TULSA MASSACRE
(May 31 - June 1, 1921)
American history books refer it as a race riot, but blacks knew it for what it was, a race extermination. Believed to be the single worst incident of racial violence in American history, the bloody 1921 Tulsa Massacre has continued to haunt Oklahomans and American 101 years later.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - GEORGE SPECK
George Speck (also called George Crum July 15, 1824 – July 22, 1914) was a man of mixed ancestry, including St. Regis (Akwesasne) Mohawk and African who invented the potato chip.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - MAX JULIEN
Actor, writer, producer, and director Max Julien born on January 1, 1945, was best known for his role as Goldie in the 1973 classic film, The Mack. Julien also appeared in Thomasine & Bushrod and Def Jam's How to Be a Player.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - JOHN STANDARD
It is unclear exactly what year John Standard the great African American inventor, was born, however it is clear that he lived in Newark, New Jersey, and received a patent on July 14, 1891 for his refrigerator design.
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