Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery in 1818 in Dinwiddie, Virginia. She was sent out to work by her enslaver
Constance Baker Motley (1921-2005) was the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge. She was appointed by
Susie King Taylor was one of the first people to write about her experience with a "colored regiment" during the
Marian Anderson was the first African American invited to perform at the White House and the first to perform with
Who was Marie Maynard Daly? She was an educator, biochemist, researcher, science pioneer and the first African American woman in
5 Historic Elections Who Made History?   This blog post highlights historic elections and trailblazing African Americans elected to key
Ralph Bunche (1903-1971) was a diplomat, peace negotiator, advisor to presidents and the first African American to win the Nobel
John S. Rock was the first black attorney admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Rock was born to
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? She was born to sharecropper parents on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi. The
Who was James Beckwourth? He was an explorer, scout, fur trapper and mountain man. James Beckwourth (1798-1866) was born into
Teaching Black History

Kathy Trusty

Kathy loves all history, particularly African American history. She authors Black History Blog Posts to make it easy for parents and teachers, of K-8 students, to share a little black history every week. Download FREE Mini Bio Worksheet for Grades 4 – 8 to turn blog articles into an activity for students at home and in the classroom.