BlackUSA History

Byrd Prillerman Byrd Prillerman, co-founder of Virginia State College

Louis E Lomax Louis E Lomax

Benjamin E Mays Benjamin E Mays [highschool of compiler of most of these facts]

Mother Matelda Beasley Mother Matelda Beasley, nun,

Charles Deslondes Led slave revolt in New Orleans

T. Elkins T. Elkins patented the refrigerating apparatus

Emancipation Proclamation Issuance Date

Ruby Dee Ruby Dee

Ebony Magazine First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson

George Brown George Brown became first black Lt. Governor in the US

William Court Basie William Court Basie

Medical School at Howard University Medical School at Howard University opened with eight

Charles L. Reason was born July 21, 1818 in New York City to West Indies immigrants Michie

Denmark Vesey And Peter Poyas Slave revolt leaders arrested

William Henry Miles (1828-1892) was a founder and the first senior bishop of the Colored M