Black History Fun Fact Friday

PublicationbhffLast Updated: June 6, 2018

Black History Fun Fact Friday was a new element of The PBS Blog that first began as a desire to highlight certain aspects of black history per Black History Month three years ago (2015). I discontinued the series for my inability to keep up with it and to, therefore, stay consistent. Though publishing one post every week, this segment takes up a lot of time as it requires lots of research (sometimes requiring me to read whole books first, and double check facts.) To make a long story short, I couldn’t produce articles on a consistent and weekly basis. As a result, I created this page to help those new to this blog to stay updated on all of the Black History posts from that time.

As of Friday, October 28, 2016, I re-launched Black History Fun Fact Friday, which now includes a new badge:

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I will continue in the same way as before. Black History articles covering a wide range of historical facts (to include black biblical history) will be published to this blog every Friday (time permitting), and the links will appear here so you can always come back and reference them. Below are the articles I wrote so far going back to 2015. The earlier articles did not go as in depth but as we get closer to 2018 you’ll see that I have begun to dig deeper and to include more information. You can find the newer posts are in their respective years. If you find certain links don’t work, the article may have been reblogged and the link has not been updated. Please use the contact form on this blog to let me know or simply comment below so I can update the links to any articles that are not linking back properly.

2015

Week 1: Ray Charles

Week 2: Hair Story

Week 3: Panther, 1995

Week 4:: Convict Leasing

Week 5: Negro Spirituals

Week 6: Medical Apartheid

Week 7: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Week 8: Timbuktu

Week 9: Inventors

Week 10: Jazz (and the introduction of the new badge!)

2016

Week 11: The Fultz Sisters

Week 12: Sarah Rector

Week 13: Jan Matzeliger

Week 14: 3 Facts You Should Know about the Black Panthers

Week 15: Free Frank

Week 16: The Chicago Black Renaissance

Week 17: The Inspiration Behind Renaissance: The Nora White Story

2017

Week 18: 5 Harlem Renaissance Women You Probably Don’t Know

Week 19: The Soto Brothers

Week 20: The Origins of Black History Month

Week 21: The First Black Public School

Week 22: The Attica Massacre

Week 23: Mostafa Hefny

Week 24: Twins or Nay?

Week 25: Black Land Ownership

Week 26: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Week 27: Seneca Village

Week 28: UNDERGROUND TV Show

Week 29: Mary Seacole

Week 30: Sundown Towns 

Week 31: Inventors / Inventions

Week 32: Capturing the Good in Harlem

Week 33: Nora Holt 

Week 34: Historic Rivals: W.E.B. Dubois vs. Booker T. Washington

Week 35: A Brief History of Race Riots in America

Week 36: Eugenics and The Caged Man

2018

Week 37: How I Almost Learned an “African” Language

Week 39: Selma Burke

Week #40: Willie James Howard

Week #41: The Community of Africa Town

Week #42: Beatrice Davidson Kenner

Week #43: Dr. Sonnie Wellington Hereford III

Week #44: William Monroe Trotter

Week #45: Anna Murray Douglas

Week #46: Black Wall Street and the Power of Community

Week #47: The Atlanta Child Murders

Week #48: Juneteenth

Week #49: James Shober

Week #50: Lessons from Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman

Week #51: Georgia’s School-Prison for Black Boys

Week: 52: Dr. Joseph N. Jackson

Week #53: The Short Violent Life of Robert ‘Yummy’ Sandifer: So Young to Kill, So Young to Die

Week #54: Benjamin Montgomery and a Word of Caution on Black History Memes

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Black History Fun Fact Friday

  1. Oh, definitely continue this feature! Please do consider adding more facts about the history of the African diaspora as well as African-American history.

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