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Happy Black History Month in the United Kingdom (October) from Tres Mali & Vintage Soul to the World: The Writings of African-Americans®
Who is Jan E. Matzeliger?
Jan E. Matzeliger was born in Dutch Guiana, then migrated to America and invented the Lasting Machine that increased shoe production from 50 a day to 700.
He died of Tuberculosis (TB) at the age of 37 before he was recognized and awarded for his invention.
This is Black History Month in the United States of America, even if some calendar’s did not note it, it still is. Febrary 2009!!!!!
The Black History Month Display: Inglewood Library Inglewood, California Display By: Alline Merchant, Librarian Part 2
Roberto Clemente: “Baseball Star” Humanitarian Achieved National Recognition and Honors.
Asa Philip Randolph: “Human Rights Organizer” Fought for Civil Justice through economic Justice.
Henry Ossawa Tanner: “Great American Artist” Preeminent Black Artist of the 19th Century.
Madam C.J. Walker:“Entrepreneur Self-Made Millionaire” Created Beauty Products for Blacks.
The Black History Month Display: Inglewood Library Inglewood, California Display By: Alline Merchant, Librarian Part 1
A remembrance to the important people and events in African-American History.
John James Audubon: Leading Artist, Naturalist, Memorial America’s Birds.
Dr. Allison Davis (Male): Education Pioneer, Fought for Disadvantaged Youth.
Sojourner Truth: Orator, Author,Activist, Evangelized for Blacks’ and Women’s Rights.
Ernest E. Just: Scientist, Researcher, Scholar, The “Black Apollo of Science”.
Benjamin O. Davis: America’s First Black General”, Began the Desegregation of the Army and the Nation.
Jacki Robinson: “American Champion”, First Black American to play Major League Baseball.
Frederick Douglass: “Orator, Spokesman, Leader”, Crusaded for Abolition and Civil Rights.
Charles R. Drew, M.D.: “Researcher, Teacher, Surgeon” Created the Modern Blood Bank.
Mary McLeod Bethune:“Educator, Activist, Advisor”, One of America’s Most Influential Black Women.
Billie Holiday: “Lady Sings The Blues”, Lived The Words She Sang.
Thurgood Marshall: “Landmark Civil Rights Jurist”, First African-American on the Supreme Court.
W.E.B. Dubois: “Social Scientist, Thinker, Activist”, Fought with His Mind To Uplift His Race.
Scott Joplin: “Composer Extraordinaire”, Created an Indigenous American Classical music.