Black History Fun Fact Friday


This page has recently been updated in light of the exciting return of Black History Fun Fact Friday! First, a little history:

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 identity per Black History Month two 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 and I couldn’t produce. 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:


I will continue in the same way as before. Black History articles covering a wide range of historical facts will be published to this blog every Friday (or every other Friday), and the links will appear here so you can always come back and reference them. Below are the articles I wrote some time ago, as you can see, I had not published many but I’m back on it! The newer posts are under their respective headers:


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!)


Week 1: The Fultz Sisters

Week 2: Sarah Rector

Week 3: Jan Matzeliger

Week 4: 3 Facts You Should Know about the Black Panthers

Week 5: Free Frank

Week 6: The Chicago Black Renaissance

Week 7: The Inspiration Behind Renaissance: The Nora White Story


Week 8: 5 Harlem Renaissance Women You Probably Don’t Know

Week 9: The Soto Brothers

Week 10: The Origins of Black History Month

Week 11: The First Black Public School

Week 12: The Attica Massacre

Week 13: Mostafa Hefny

Week 14: Twins or Nay?

Week 15: Black Land Ownership

Week 16: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Week 17: Seneca Village


Week 19: Mary Seacole

Week 20: Sundown Towns 

Week 21: Inventors / Inventions

Week 22: Capturing the Good in Harlem

Week 23: Nora Holt 

Week 24: Historic Rivals: W.E.B. Dubois vs. Booker T. Washington

Week 25: A Brief History of Race Riots in America


8 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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