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Black History Facts

Black History Facts

Did you know???

  • Paul Cuffee, a philanthropist, ship  captain and devout Quaker who supported a return to Africa for black citizens,  transported 38 free African-Americans to Sierra Leone in 1815. He also founded one  of the first American integrated schools in 1797.
  • At a time when universities did not typically offer financial assistance to black athletes, African-American football star Ernie Davis was offered more than 50 scholarships.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois and William  Monroe Trotter founded The Niagara Movement,  a black civil rights organization that got its name from the group’s meeting  location – Niagara Falls.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois died one day before Martin  Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a  Dream” speech at the March on Washington (August 28, 1963).


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