# Black history
New Law Establishes New Jersey Black Heritage Trail, Highlights Black History in NJ
NJ Black Heritage Trail and Commission established in NJ.Morristown Minute. Governor Murphy signs bill establishing Black heritage trail – highlighting remarkable achievements and legacies of New Jersey’s African American figures.
Mary Allen Seminary - 1886 - First African American Women`s College in Texas
As I was driving out of Texas, I passed through a small town called Crocket, Texas. This part of Texas is probably my favorite due to the landscape & history that still remains. This is what I found. The first black women's college in the state of Texas. Initially a parochial school founded and run by white Presbyterians, it was restructured in 1924 and became an accredited junior college with an all-black faculty and black administrator in 1933. I love to explore places like to this to bring history back to life in hope someone can help restore history and remind us from where we came from. For more Follow me on YouTube & Instagram:: Unknown Ventures
Cora Jones "Boot" McLeod (1918-2022): A leader in the historic Hayti neighborhood of Durham, NC
Dr. Beverly Eagle Rogers and her Great-Aunt, Mrs. Cora Jones “Boot” McLeod in 2021.Picture courtesy of Dr. Beverly Eagle Rogers. A new book details the life of Cora Jones “Boot” McLeod, who passed away on August 7, 2022 at the age of 104. Her great-niece, Dr. Beverly Eagle Rogers, cared for her frequently over the last four years and was inspired to write down the stories Mrs. McLeod shared. The resulting book, A Century + of Living: The Autobiography of Cora Jones Boot McLeod, is by turns moving and instructive. Mrs. McLeod was born in 1918, and lived through many landmark experiences that southern African Americans had in the 20th century. At the same, of course, she was a unique individual. As readers of the book will learn, Mrs. McLeod was a giving person, a devout Christian, and a business leader in the historic Hayti community of Durham, NC.
Old St. Elizabeth Hospital (1947)- Abandoned - Noises were heard inside!
Follow me on YouTube & Instagram! ( Unknown Ventures ) I was in the Houston/Pasadena area and came across this old abandoned hospital. I looked up some history on it. Father John Rocah, director of Catholic Charities of the Galveston Diocese, which included Houston, recognized how desperately underserved the African-American population was. He initially planned for the Dioceses to build a $10,000 clinic in the city’s Fifth Ward. However, the Missionary Sisters of the Incarnate Word Healthcare Society launched a fundraising campaign that raised $400,000 and allowed for the construction of a sixty-bed facility that they named St. Elizabeth Hospital for Negroes. St. Elizabeth Hospital opened on May 18, 1947. Committed to providing “higher medical education and better facilities to take care of the sick for Negroes in Houston and Texas,” St. Elizabeth’s Hospital also acted as a bellwether in its integration of black nurses, white nuns, and both black and white physicians.
Olivewood Cemetery - Forgotten Cemetery - First Slave burial ground in Houston, Texas
In 1875, the land, which had previously been used for slave burials, was purchased by Richard Brock, Houston's first black alderman. It opened as a cemetery for black Methodists in 1877. When Olivewood was platted, it was the first African-Americans burial ground within the Houston city limits. Many 19th century influential African-Americans were buried in the cemetery, including Reverend Elias Dibble, first minister of Trinity United Methodist Church; Reverend Wade H. Logan, also a minister of the church; and James Kyle, a blacksmith; as well as Richard Brock. The cemetery includes more than 700 family plots around a graceful, elliptical drive that originated at an ornate entry gate. It contains graves of both the well-to-do and those who died in poverty; therefore, the grave markers run the gamut from elaborate Victorian monuments to simple, handmade headstones. Burials at Olivewood Cemetery continued through the 1960s.
Who Was the First-Ever Black Student to Go to School in the United States and When Did It Happen?
It’s August, and people are getting ready to return to school. Parents are helping their young kids prepare for a year of studying, and grown-up students are moving back into the residences, prepared to continue their college experience. But have you ever wondered how it feels to be barred from higher education?
Historic CF Pope school film screening on Aug. 4 will raise funds for scholarships
Flyer with details about 9/4/22 benefit film screening and dinnerCourtesy of the Pender Education Partnership. On Thursday, August 4th a documentary film about the historic CF Pope school in Burgaw, NC will premiere at the Burgaw Train Depot. This event starts at 5:30 pm and will include a delicious dinner catered by MeMa’s Chick’n & Ribs. Tickets are $38 per person, and the event benefits scholarships for Pender County students. See the Pender Education Partnership webpage to purchase tickets.
Rev. Richard Keaton Lives on in SENC Churches
Earnestine Keaton and Cecile Bryant at the grave of their great-great-grandfather, Rev. Richard Keaton.Claudia Stack. Kneeling by his gravestone at the cemetery of Canetuck Missionary Baptist Church in western Pender County, NC, Earnestine Keaton shared her research about her great-great-grandfather, Rev. Richard Keaton. A preacher to enslaved people, in 1865 Rev. Keaton also established some of the first literacy efforts for African Americans in the Middle Cape Fear region of North Carolina. He evangelized tirelessly in Columbus and surrounding counties, and founded the first Missionary Baptist churches in the region.
The old Benjamin Banneker School in Parkville, Missouri is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Benjamin Banneker School in Parkville, Missouri is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.25or6to4, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. After the Civil War, African-American children who were in the area known as Parkville were initially taught in the basement of Parkville's Missouri Valley Hotel. After that, the students were taught in Bergen Hall at Park College (now known as Park University).
Top Juneteenth events happening in Atlanta in 2022
J.R. Crickets - South Cobb Juneteenth Festival at. Event Date: June 12, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. J.R. Crickets - South Cobb and Build-A-Bash are partnering to bring an annual J.R. Crickets - South Cobb Juneteenth Festival to the Atlanta area. This free day-long event will feature activities, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, and live entertainment from local and regional artists. You can take part in a Hot Wing-Eating contest, Father-Kid Look-A-Like contest, and Daddy vs. Dat Kid Ol Skool vs New School Dance Off, and more.
Southern Christian Coalition Cheers Passage of Black History Education Bill
Legislation requires education on Black history in middle grades. Following passage of SB 2501 in the Tennessee General Assembly, the Southern Christian Coalition issued a statement to the media applauding the effort to ensure Black history and culture is taught in schools.
The Philly Four: Hundreds of leeches seized by customs in Philadelphia
Fifteen years ago Philadelphia became the first large city in the country to mandate African American history as a high school course required for graduation. Now, the course is being updated to place a heavier focus on primary sources so students would learn about the African diaspora, Black resistance, and Black leadership in the U.S.
Some history of well-known Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves
Bass Reeves (b. July 1838, d. Jan. 12, 1910)Source: Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Bass Reeves is famously known as the first African-American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River. A majority of his work was performed in Arkansas and the then Oklahoma Territory. It’s noted that in his long career, he had more than 3,000 arrests of criminals, killing 14 in self-defense. Arrests included his own son for murder and his minister for selling illegal whiskey.
The First Black Church in the United States
February is a Black History Month. We make an extra effort to learn about the Black culture and history, and religion is a big part of it. Do you know what the first Black Church of the United States was? It was no other than the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia.
Black History Month is a Time to Remember African American Leaders
Schools and organizations are celebrating Black History Month. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial(Image is author's) African Americans were long oppressed in the United States of America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. experienced the racism and injustice firsthand. He became an advocate for civil and human rights. He tried to bring about peaceful reform. He lost his life fighting for equality.
The West Southern Pines Rosenwald School: Cornerstone of the Community
The Vass Rosenwald School (c.1924) was one of 16 Rosenwald schools built by African American communities in Moore County, NCNorth Carolina State Archives, Department of Public Instruction.