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    Blog posts tagged with 'black history month'

    (0) First African American gold medal winner

    John Baxter Taylor was the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal He also held a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Africa Imports

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    (0) When was interracial marriage made legal for the entire US?

    Answer: 1967 Richard and Mildred Loving (Loving vs. Virginia) was the landmark Supreme Court case that wiped away state laws banning interracial marriage in the United States Find more ideas for Black History month at Africa Imports.

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    (0) A Black man was one of the first Americans to go to the North Pole

    An African American named Matthew Henson was part of Robert Edwin Peary’s first successful U.S. expedition to the North Pole. They arrived at the North Pole on April 6, 1909. In 2000, Henson was awarded the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal after his death. Find the most ideas for Black H...

    (0) Did you know Washington DC was designed by a Black man

    An African American: Benjamin Banneker laid out Washington DC Find the most ideas for Black History month at Africa Imports

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    (0) Did you know...

    A black woman (Esther Jones)  was the real Betty Boop   Esther Jones was known as “Baby Esther” and performed regularly in the Cotton Club during the 1920s. Find more ideas for Black History month at Africa Imports.

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    (0) Black presidential candidate had 3 attempted assassinations

    The black politician and educator Shirley Chisholm survived three assassination attempts during her campaign for the 1972 Democratic nomination to the U.S. presidency. Celebrate Black History month with ideas from Africa Imports.

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    (0) A black slave showed Americans how to inoculate for diseases

    In the very early 1700s, a slave named Onesimus showed some American doctors how to inoculate people against smallpox. The traditional African practice was used to inoculate American soldiers during the revolutionary war. There were changes made to improve and to make the basic African inoculation m...

    (0) T-Shirt Design Contest

    We have many designs of T-shirts we would like to offer. Vote for the T-shirt, you would want us to offer at Africa Imports this summer. Just click on the star of the design you want to vote for. Only one vote for user.

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    (0) What does "dashiki" mean?

    Dashiki is derived from the Yoruba word “yar ciki”, which means “shirt”. Though dashikis are African inspired, the symbolism attached to them is actually rooted in the United States. C-U918m In the 1960s, a time where African American cultural and political struggles were at an all time high, dashikis beca...

    (0) Start Your Business Today- Free Gift!
    Don't let another opportunity pass you by! With Black History Month right around the corner, January is the very best time to start your African business. Monica, a brand new entrepreneur in Jacksonville, FL recently purchased the Easy Business Start-Up Kit to jump start her health and wellness bu...
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