Most of the time history lessons are reduced to a handful of unforgettable moment and events. When it comes to Black history these events often consists of brave stories like the people of the Underground Railroad, Trump’s favorite Frederick Douglass or a recount of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
But Black history is so much more than that or just a month long celebration. It is American history and there are so many events and figures that have shaped our society. We are well aware that you may need to leave the classroom and do your own journey to Black excellence.
We did the leg work for you. Here are 10 little known facts Black history you need to stay woke. Happy Black History Month!