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    (0) Black History Month - Piney Woods School
    Piney Woods School  Established in 1909, the Piney Woods School was originally founded in a poverty stricken section of Mississippi under a tree. The Piney Woods School is located in Piney Woods, Mississippi. It is currently the largest African-American boarding school and the second oldest contin...
    (0) Black History Month Factoid
    Liberia was founded and colonized by expatriates. The West African country is one of two sovereign states in the world started as a colony for ex-slaves and marginalized blacks. Sierra Leone is the other....
    (0) Black History Month - William Lloyd 'Little Willie' Adams
    William Lloyd 'Little Willie' Adams William Lloyd “Little Willie” Adams was a black Baltimore businessman who gave opportunities to a number of black entrepreneurs by funding their dreams. When there was no black savings and loan, there was Adams. He later became a venture capitalist, building small...
    (0) Black History Month Factoid
    Many may not know it, but not only is Barack Obama our first African American president,  he’s also a Grammy award winner. His audio books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, won Best Spoken Word Album in 2008....
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    Michael Jackson, holds several Guinness World Records, including highest annual earnings for a pop star, best-selling album of all time for Thriller, and most Grammy Awards won in a year (8). Beyonce holds that record for women, she received 6 in 2010....
    (0) Black History Month - Sunlight Beauty Academy
    Sunlight Beauty Academy In 1937, a black couple could have been lynched if they were found to be learning a trade from a white professional. Though blacks could pay to take cosmetology exams, state licensing required teaching, and of course, neither was available. But that didn't stop a Miami coupl...
    (0) Gerald Lawson - Black History Month
    Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson was a black pioneer in the gaming industry who lead the team that created the Fairchild Channel F, the world's first ROM cartridge-based video game console. If it wasn’t for Lawson, video games would not be what they are today. The Queens, New York native came from a lo...
    (0) African American Inventors - A Black History Month Factoid
    The hair brush, lawn mower, cellphone, refrigerator, and air conditioner were all created by African American inventors....
    (0) The Negro Motorist Green Book - Black History Month
    The Negro Motorist Green Book The Negro Motorist Green Book was a publication released in 1936 that served as a guide for African-American travelers. Because of the racist conditions that existed from segregation, blacks needed a reference manual to guide them to integrated or black-friendly establ...
    (0) The Underground Railroad term origin- A Black History Month Factoid
    Tice Davids, a runaway slave from Kentucky, was the inspiration for the first usage of the term “underground railroad” When he swam across the Ohio River to freedom, his former owner assumed he’d drowned and told the local paper if Davids had escaped, he must have traveled on "an underground railroa...
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