Saturday, February 02, 2008

Welcome To The 2nd day of Black History Month!!

The Black History Kick-off at YBR was a success!
Not only was YBR the host for noted African-American Author,
Cheryl Robinson-
but 7, make that 8 YBR readers won copies of Cheryl's book
"Sweet Georgia Brown!"

Which brings us to the 2nd day of Black History Month!!
Let's start with a quote from Morgan Freeman:
"I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."
I heard that Morgan!!

Black History Facts

On this day in Black history:
  • Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug-1839
  • District of Columbia abolishes slavery-1862

  • Cralle, A. L. , Ice-Cream Mold is patented! Patent No.576,395 -1897

  • What's ice cream w/out the scooper?? Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram
    scooper, patent #576,395-1897

  • Herbert Mills, of the original Mills Brothers Quartet, was born in Piqua, Ohio. The highly successful quartet was known for its smooth harmony.-1912

  • William Ellisworth Artist is born in Washington,N.C. Educated at Syracuse University and a student of Augusta Savage. His works will be exhibited at Atlanta University, the Whitney Museum, the Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibit and collected by Fisk University, Hampton University, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and private collectors.-1914

  • Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.-1915

  • President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.-1948

  • Seven whites and four Blacks arrested after all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall. Four Black mothers arrested after sit-in at Chicago elementary school. Mothers later received suspended $50 fines. Protests, picketing and demonstrations continued for several weeks against de facto segregation, double shifts and mobile classrooms.-1962

  • In Tampa,Florida, a rebellion followed the suspicious death of Edgar Allen Price, a police suspect who died during an arrest. Police contended that Price "hit his head on the ground several times."-1989

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