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Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1857 – Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.   Click HERE for more details

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1946 – Gregory Hines, dancer born Entertainer and dancer Gregory Hines born

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1909 – NAACP founded Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and strongest civil rights […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1990 – Nelson Mandela is released Nelson Mandela’s greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing. Locked up in his cell during daylight hours, deprived of music, both […]

Atlanta Life “If I thought that anything with which I was connected would always be small, I would not want to be in it.” Alonzo F. Herndon Over 100 years ago a former slave, Alonzo Franklin Herndon, founded what would become Atlanta Life Financial Group. A sharecropper from Social Circle, Ga., He parlayed his haircutting […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1952 – Invisible Man wins award Author Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man wins the National Book Award 1944 – 1944 Novelist Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia. 1944 Novelist Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia. 1906 – Death […]

The Atrium Built in 1912 by a team of African-American architects, the six-story Odd Fellows block was the address for many of Atlanta’s most important African-American owned businesses. The Atlanta Chapter of The Grand Order of Odd Fellows (a fraternal organization supporting and networking the black business community), built this substantial building as their headquarters […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1. 1999 – Cyber-Youth Network Launch On Wednesday, February 3rd, for the first time in history, America’s urban students will have a Web site specifically designed to address their educational needs and interests. The site — called the Cyber-Youth Network […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1. 1989 – Rebellion After Suspicious Death During Arrest In Tampa,Florida, a rebellion followed the suspicious death of Edgar Allen Price, a police suspect who died during an arrest. Police contended that Price “hit his head on the ground several […]

Andrew Young International Boulevard. Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Andrew and Walter Young YCMA. Who in the world is Andrew Young?? Andrew Young was elected Atlanta Mayor in 1981 with the support of many Civil Rights Activists such as Coretta Scott King. During his tenure, he was highly acknowledged for […]

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott lasted for 381 days and […]

February is not only time to learn about black history, it’s a time to learn about your own personal family history. Clayton County Library system invites you to bring your family names to research. Use your laptop or one of our computers. This is a hands-on workshop! You might want to bring a flash drive […]