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Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com

Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com

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Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com

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Episodes

April 02 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

4/9/2021
He was a singer and recording artist who came to be known as the “Prince of Soul”. He was raised by his father “Reverend Marvin Gaye Sr.” who was a very strict guardian. At the age of 17, Gaye left his home, quit high school and enlisted in the United States Air Force with dreams of becoming a pilot. His first success came in 1962 as co-writer of a hit song performed by the band “The Marvelettes”. His first solo hit was the single “Hitch Hike” released in 1962 which reached No. 30 on the...

Duration:00:01:58

April 01 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

4/9/2021
The World Festival of Black Arts (French: Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres), also known as FESMAN, is a month-long culture and arts festival that takes place in Africa. The festival features poetry, sculpture, painting, music, cinema, theatre, fashion, architecture, design and dance from artists and performers from around the African Diaspora. The festivals were planned as Pan-African celebrations, and ranged in content from debate to performance — particularly dance and theatre. The...

Duration:00:01:27

March 31 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/31/2021
On March 31, Toni Morrison wins the Pulitzer. She was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. In the late 1960s, Morrison became the first Black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City. She became noted for her examination of the Black experience within the Black community. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for "Beloved"; she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, becoming the first...

Duration:00:01:25

March 30 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/30/2021
On March 30, The 15th Amendment was ratified and gave blacks the right to vote. In the final years of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era that followed, Congress repeatedly debated the rights of the millions who had been enslaved. After surviving a difficult ratification fight, the amendment was certified as duly ratified and part of the Constitution. Women would not receive that right until the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. BlackFacts.com is the...

Duration:00:01:04

Wilma Rudolph - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/29/2021
Wilma Rudolph was an American sprinter, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international icon in track and field. Rudolph was born prematurely at 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg) on June 23, 1940, in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee. She was able to overcome several early childhood illnesses, including pneumonia, scarlet fever and polio. She enrolled at Tennessee State University in Nashville in 1958. She won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. She also...

Duration:00:01:34

March 29 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/29/2021
March 29 is the birthday of Pearl Bailey. She was an American entertainer notable for her sultry singing and mischievous humor. A nightclub performer, Bailey shared the stage with entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. Bailey also had a television career and even hosted her own show, “The Pearl Bailey Show.” BlackFacts.com is the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia. Our podcast summarizes the vast stories of Black history in daily episodes known as Black...

Duration:00:01:13

Diane Nash - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/28/2021
Diane Judith Nash is an American civil rights activist, and a leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement. Nash was born in 1938 and raised in Chicago. After finishing Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Diane Nash went to Washington, D.C., to attend Howard University. She then went on to major in English at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Nash's campaigns included the first successful civil rights action to integrate lunch counters in Nashville. She is...

Duration:00:01:26

March 28 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/28/2021
On March 28, Bill Russell became the first African American to coach an NBA team. During his career, Russell supported the American civil rights movement, and spoke out against the Vietnam War. He won 11 NBA titles in the 13 seasons that he played with the Boston Celtics, and then he was named the player-coach of the Celtics in 1966. In 2011, Barack Obama awarded Russell the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his accomplishments on the court and in the Civil Rights Movement. BlackFacts.com...

Duration:00:01:20

Marsha P. Johnson - BlackFactsc.om Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/27/2021
Marsha P. Johnson was an American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. She was one of the prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. She was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and co-founded the radical activist group Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.). On the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall uprising occurred. The clashes with police would result in a series of spontaneous demonstrations for a week afterwards....

Duration:00:01:35

March 27 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/27/2021
On March 27, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters was founded. Founded in Boston, the Black Academy of Arts and Letters works to promote, cultivate, and preserve the work of African, African-American, and Caribbean artists in the fields of literature, fine arts, performing arts, visual arts, and cinema. The organization grew out of the American Negro Academy (ANA), which was established in 1897 to publish scholarly works, foster higher education, and promote literature, science, and art...

Duration:00:01:15

Odetta Holmes - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/26/2021
Odetta Holmes was an American singer, actress, guitarist, lyricist, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Odetta was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 31, 1930. As an important figure in the American folk music of the 50s and 60s, she influenced many of the key figures of the folk-revival, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time magazine included her recording of "Take This Hammer" on its...

Duration:00:01:43

March 26 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/26/2021
On March 26, William H. Hastie became the first Black federal judge. After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Amherst College in 1925, Hastie taught at the Bordentown Manual School before going on to Harvard University to receive a law degree in 1930. He began his federal career as a solicitor for the Department of the Interior in 1933. Upon the recommendation of Interior Secretary Harold Ickes, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hastie to the U.S. District Court in the...

Duration:00:01:24

Marian Anderson - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/25/2021
Marian Anderson was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897. On January 7, 1955, Anderson became the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. During her life, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, the National Medal of Arts, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. BlackFacts.com is the Internet's longest running Black History...

Duration:00:01:31

March 25 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/25/2021
March 25 is the Birthday of Aretha Franklin. As a young teen, Franklin performed with her father on his gospel programs in major cities throughout the country and was recognized as a vocal prodigy. She moved to New York City, where Columbia Records executive John Hammond arranged her recording contract. Her first recording session where she sang “Today I Sing the Blues” (1960) remains a classic. As the nation turned towards civil rights, and Black urban music grew in popularity, Franklin...

Duration:00:01:36

Mahalia Jackson - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/25/2021
Mahalia Jackson, born Mahala Jackson, was an American gospel singer, widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. As a child, Mahalia found a home in her church, where Mahalia delivered God's word through song. She moved to Chicago as an adolescent and joined the Johnson Singers, one of the earliest gospel groups. Jackson was heavily influenced by blues singer Bessie Smith. Nationwide recognition came for Jackson in 1947 with the release of "Move On Up a...

Duration:00:01:37

March 24 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/24/2021
Halle Berry became the first African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress. Film roles in "Jungle Fever" (1991), directed by Spike Lee, and in "Boomerang" (1992), directed by Reginald Hudlin, first brought her notice. She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in "Monster's Ball"(2001), becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. BlackFacts.com is the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia. Our podcast summarizes the vast stories of...

Duration:00:01:09

March 23 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/23/2021
On March 23, Patricia Roberts Harris passed away. She was the first African American woman named to a U.S. ambassadorship and the first as well to serve in a presidential cabinet. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy appointed her co-chairman of the National Women's Committee for Civil Rights. She worked in Lyndon Johnson's presidential campaign. Soon after his victory, President Johnson appointed her Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1965 to 1967. BlackFacts.com is the Internet's longest...

Duration:00:01:28

Condoleezza Rice - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/22/2021
Condoleezza "Condi" Rice, born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, is an American diplomat, political scientist, civil servant, and professor who is the current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In President Bush's second term, she succeeded Colin Powell as Secretary of State. She was the second female secretary of state, after Madeleine Albright. BlackFacts.com is the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia. Our podcast summarizes the vast...

Duration:00:01:38

March 22 - BlackFacts.com Black History Fact of the Day

3/22/2021
March 22 is the Birthday of George Benson In the late 1960s he sat in on Miles Davis' "Miles in the Sky sessions," and also put a personal spin on the tunes from the Beatles' "Abbey Road." Benson has won ten Grammy Awards and often plays the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. Rounding out his singular approach with a strong sense of swing, he is considered one of the greatest guitarists in jazz. BlackFacts.com is the Internet's longest running Black History...

Duration:00:01:13

Barbara Jordan - BlackFacts.com Showcase of Inspiring Black Women

3/21/2021
Barbara Charline Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction. She won a seat in the Texas Senate in 1966, becoming the first African-American state senator since 1883 and the first Black woman to serve in that legislative body. President Bill Clinton said that he had wanted to nominate Jordan for the United States Supreme Court, but Jordan’s health problems prevented him...

Duration:00:01:39