Fort Pillow Massacre On April 12, 1864 Confederate troops, commanded by General Bedford Forrest, attacked Fort Pillow, Tennessee. Union troops
Bernard Harris was the first Black astronaut to walk in space. He was selected by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space
The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia is a National Historic Site and is operated in partnership with the National Park
In May 1961, a group of Black and white men and women left Washington, DC on two public buses. The
Oliver Lewis (1856-1924) was the first African American and the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. The first Derby
When Maggie Lena Walker was just a teen she joined the local chapter of the Independent Order of St. Luke,
Countee Cullen was one of the best known poets to emerge during the Harlem Renaissance. He was born Countee Leroy
Jessie Redmon Fauset, poet, editor, essayist and novelist, saw the Harlem Renaissance as a historical educational opportunity. For her it
Arna Bontemps, Harlem Renaissance poet and novelist was born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He graduated from Pacific
Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery in 1818 in Dinwiddie, Virginia. She was sent out to work by her enslaver
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.