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Black History Facts

Black History Facts

Did you know???

  • Jesse Jackson successfully  negotiated the release of Lieutenant Robert O. Goodman Jr., an African-American  pilot who had been shot down over Syria and taken hostage in 1983.
  • Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, patented a wrench in 1922.
  • The theme song for the groundbreaking African-American sitcom Sanford and Sons was composed by music great Quincy Jones.
  • In her early life, Coretta Scott King was as  well-known for her singing and violin playing as she was for her civil rights  activism. The young soprano won a fellowship to the New England Conservatory of  Music in Boston, Massachusetts, the city where she met future husband Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: http://www.biography.com/tv/classroom/black-history-little-known-facts

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