If you’re interested in learning about a lawyer and activist who helped outlaw school segregation in Pennsylvania and later became the first Black judge appointed to the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, then my Raymond Pace Alexander Black History Facts profile is for you.
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A review of “Booker’s Place”, a documentary about Booker Wright, a waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi who participated in an NBC documentary about his experiences as a black man living in the South under Jim Crow.
If you’re interested in learning about the entrepreneur and activist who established America’s first fine dining restaurant and helped launch the movement to desegregate New York City’s trolleys then my Thomas Downing Black History Facts profile is for you.
“They Can’t Kill Us All” by Wesley Lowery is a relatively recently published book detailing incidents of police shootings. And really also White vigilante shootings of Black people in America. Many of whom were unarmed. The book charts the author’s experience as a relatively new journalist. But it also discusses the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement in response to the killings of unarmed Black people.
If you’re interested in learning about the second Black woman to receive a doctorate, the first Black person to receive a doctorate in economics, and the first Black woman to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Law, be admitted to Pennsylvania’s state bar, and obtain both a Ph.D. and J.D., then my Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Black History Facts profile is for you.