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Henry Blair - Black Farmer, and 2nd black person in the United States to receive a patent

Homestead Blog Hop 226

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Given that it’s Black History Month, I’m sharing a little bit about black folks who have made great contributions to agriculture. This week, I’m highlighting Henry Blair, who is the SECOND black person…

Houseful Of Black History – Wilma Rudolph – Olympian

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you. Wilma Rudolph Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes…

Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin In The Sun Author

Houseful Of Black History | Lorraine Hansberry – Author

Lorraine Hansberry – 1930-1965 This post may contain affiliate links Yes, I’m loving all of the Black literary greats that were born right here in my very own city. This my dears, is Ms. Lorraine Hansberry who achieved instant…

Christopher Paul Curtis

Houseful Of Black History | Christoper Paul Curtis – Author

The second oldest of five siblings, Christopher was born and raised in Flint, Michigan which has been used as a prominent setting in several stories including The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 and Bucking the Sarge. Graduating from Flint Southwestern High…

Houseful Of Black History | Ashley Bryan – Author

This post may contain affiliate links. Ashley Bryan is a black illustrator born in New York in 1923. He is famous for his rhythmic retelling of African folktales, AND his fantastic illustrations to match. He has received the Coretta…

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