Last Updated: February 1, 2021
Black History Fun Fact Friday was founded by Yecheilyah Ysrayl in 2015 to highlight little known fun facts about Israelite/Black/African Americans. The first article was published on January 17, 2015, about Ray Charles and Ray, the film starring Jamie Fox. It was short and not as fleshed out as more recent articles. In fact, in 2015, the series was called Black History Facts.
Due to a struggle with keeping up with the articles, the series was discontinued for a brief moment, and we created this page to help readers find the pieces. We also separated the black movie reviews from the black history articles, creating a separate Movie Night Friday category. With the black movies in their own area, we focused on publishing more detailed reports.
Quickly growing to the blog’s most popular segment, Black History Facts returned on October 28, 2016 with a new name and a new badge and this is how Black History Facts became Black History Fun Fact Friday.
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Week #71: The Brown Paper Bag Test
Week #72: Juneteenth (Updated)
Week #73: Sundown Towns (Updated)
Week #70: Dr. George Cleveland Hall
Week #69: Cane River National Historical Park – Oakland Plantation
Week #68: To Shoot Hard Labour
Week #66: Marital Relationships During Slavery
Week #67: Behind the Original “Friends”
Week #68: Benjamin Banneker: Time Well Spent
Week #69: Beyond Selma: The Civil Rights Movement in Jacksonville, FL
Week #73: Slave Patrols – A Brief History of American Policing
Week #74: To Shoot Hard Labour: The Life and Times of Samuel Smith, an Antiguan Workingman 1877-1982
Week #75: Eight Black Communities that Prospered
Week #56: Phillip L. Downing and the First Mailbox
Week #57: Research Links and Book Recommendations
Week #58: Esther Georgia Irving Cooper
Week #59: 3 Little Known Fun Facts about Dr. King
Week #60: The Truth about Uncle Tom
Week #61: The End of Enslavement and Reconstruction
Week #63: The Inspiration of Alex Haley’s Roots
Week #64: “In Africa they Didn’t Teach About the Enslavement of Our People”
Week #65: What Hollywood Left out the Harriet Movie
Week 37: How I Almost Learned an “African” Language
Week #41: The Community of Africa Town
Week #42: Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner
Week #43: Dr. Sonnie Wellington Hereford III
Week #44: William Monroe Trotter
Week #46: Black Wall Street and the Power of Community
Week #47: The Atlanta Child Murders
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
Week 18: 5 Harlem Renaissance Women You Probably Don’t Know
Week 20: The Origins of Black History Month
Week 21: The First Black Public School
Week 26: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
Week 31: Inventors / Inventions
Week 32: Capturing the Good in Harlem
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
Week 14: 3 Facts You Should Know about the Black Panthers
Week 16: The Chicago Black Renaissance
Week 17: The Inspiration Behind Renaissance: The Nora White Story
Week 7: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Week 10: Jazz (and the introduction of the new badge!)
Also check out the Lost to History – Unfamiliar Faces Series!
More Articles coming
Lost to History – Unfamiliar Faces: Before Parks
Lost to History – Unfamiliar Faces
Lost to History – Unfamiliar Faces: Francis E.W. Harper
Lost to History: Afro Puerto-Ricans, Cubans, Jamaicans, Haitians
Lost to History Unfamiliar Faces: Latasha Harlins and Deadwyler
46 thoughts on “Black History Fun Fact Friday”
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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I definitely plan to. As soon as I’m at a place to stay consistent, its on.