Black History Legends…..Day 23

Richard Theodore Greener

(January 30, 1844-May 2, 1922)

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Pictured above: He was the first African-American graduate of Harvard College (Harvard University School of Law in 1907.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1870.

 

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Pictured above: Harvard College founded in 1817 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Pictured above: The first degree issued to an African-American in the late 1800’s. He received 2 honorary doctorates of Law from Monrovia College in Libya 1882. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1870 and honorary awards for his excellence throughout the years.

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Pictured above: On February 21, 2018, South Caroline unveiled the honorary statue in memory of the first African-American graduate of Harvard College, Richard Theodore Greener. He is responsible for Full-time endowed scholarship of 1865, which in his name is given to exceptional students. 

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Pictured above: Richard T. Greener married Genevieve Ida Fleet in September of 1874 and they had 6 children.  Belle da Costa Greene was one of their children born December 13, 1883, who graduated from Harvard University. was a librarian to J. P. Morgan and continued after his death in 1813 with his son Jack Morgan.  She died May 10, 1950. Memoir written about Greene available on Amazon.

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Pictured above: Richard and his wife were separated but never divorcedBuried in Graceland Cemetery, Richard died in his home of natural causes in 1922 in Chicago where he lived with his common law Japanese wife.  They had 3 children together.

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Pictured above: Books available on Amazon written by author Richard Greener.

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Pictured above: Barack Obama, our African-American president elected to the United States, graduate of 1991. Imelme Umana was the first women elected to the Harvard Law of Review. Michelle Obama, first lady to Barack Obama graduated in 1988 and Patricia A. King, a professor from Georgetown was elected as the first African-American to serve on the Harvard Corporation in 2006.

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Recommended movie only for adults…..

….Saw this movie and it was hilarious..lol!! If you have seen the movie “What Women Want” and enjoyed it…you will love this one.  I am going to leave you with both trailers. Enjoy!!

“What Men Want” 2018 starring Taraji Henson 

“What Women Want” 2000 starring Mel Gibson

18 years between each movie and they are both similar in the respect that men and women still don’t know what each other wants..Go Figure..lol

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Lakeland Square Mall in Lakeland Florida with food concessions, arcade games and for the adults over 21 years of age serving alcohol.  Don’t forget about $5 all day on Tuesdays!! Enjoy the Movie!!

Black History Legends….Day 22

Lonnie Johnson

(October 6, 1949-

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Pictured above: Lonnie Johnson-The creator of one of the most fun things to play with in the summertime to cool-off….introducing…

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Super Soaker!!!  Greatest toy invented by Johnson that shoots water for fun and play!!

 

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Pictured above: His ideal for the Super Soaker originated in the U.S. Air Force.  The Super Soaker to date is the best selling item in the toys product line and continues to make billions since its release in 1990’s.  It was reported that he received 73 million in back royalties for his product after being underpaid for many years for his Nerf products.  He holds more than 120 patents to date and is married with 4 children in Atlanta Georgia.

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Available on Amazon.com

More to come in Black history tomorrow…

Black History Legends….Day 21

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“I’d rather make 700$ a week playing a maid, then 7$ a week being a maid.” Hattie D.

Hattie McDaniel 

(June 10, 1895- October 26, 1952)

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Pictured above: Hattie McDaniel well-known as being the fist African-American to win an Academy Award/Oscar for her role in “Gone With The Wind” alongside side her co-stars Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable.  During that time, the award ceremonies were still segregated and she was not allowed to sit with the white audience as she was the only African-American in the room.  

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  Although she won an award for her performance, the African-American community was not happy with the fact that they were be portrayed to be servants and maids by white filmmakers…which at that time was all that was available for the AA community.  By the 1890’s, her career was over and she had to find different kind of work so she took over hosting a radio show previously hosted by a white man called “The Beulah.”  She also made guest appearances on many other radio shows.

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Pictured above: Her role in “Gone With the Wind” and other memorable movies with Shirley Temple.

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Pictured above: In 2006, Hattie McDaniel was honored with her own postage stamp.

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Pictured above: The final resting place for Hattie McDaniel at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetary.  She was born to Henry and Susan McDaniel as the 13th child in Wichita Kansas, she died in 1952 after her battle with breast cancer.  She opened up the gates for many African-Americans to portray more roles in movies because of her association with NAACP.  Book below available on Amazon.

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Thank you for reading about Hattie McDaniel…more tomorrow in Black History.

 

Black History Legends…..Day 20

Pictured above: A book about the life of Jeremiah G. Hamilton aka “Prince of Darkness” , available on Amazon. He was born in 1806 in Haiti and he is known as the man without a face, not to be confused with Texas legislature Jeremiah J, Hamilton.  There have not been alot of official photos of him and he has been lost in the 1800’s history as being the 1st African-American millionaire on Wall Street.  

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Pictured above: The trial of Jeremiah Hamilton.  He was convicted of Insurance fraud that totaled 50,000.

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Pictured above: White Wall Street in the 1800’s when Jeremiah G. Hamilton had to find ways to make money as an African-American.

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Pictured above: Jeremiah and wife Eliza Jane Morris who had 9 children and were married 40 years despite the fact that he was African-American and she was a white women.  They lived at 68 street New York, New York.

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Pictured above: Eliza Jane Morris Hamilton (1822-1904) and Jeremiah G. Hamilton (1806-May 19, 1975) buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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Pictured above: Don Cheadle -well-known African-American actor in Hollywood for decades in movies and television, will be producing and starring as  Jeremiah G. Hamilton in the Untold Story of Wall Street’s first African-American Millionaire called “Prince of Darkness”.

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“I got my start giving myself a start!” Madam C.J. Walker
Pictured above: Sarah Breedlove aka Madam C.J. Walker (12/23/1867-5/25/1919) was the first female millionaire in the 1900’s to produce a hair care and cosmetics line for women.  She married 3 times and only had one daughter A’Lelia Walker who is now the president of the company Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company after her mother’s death from kidney failure and hypertension and is buried in Woodbury Cemetery in Bronx, New York.

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Visit her website here at: Madam C.J. Walker

 

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Black History in the Making….Day 19

 

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“Style should not be sacrificed for comfort!” J.K.D

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Jazmine Kionna Davis

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   Jazmine K. Davis founder and first black scientist to create a designer high-heel shoe with insoles for comfort.  She, from a very young age,  was an orphan and attended Virginia Commonwealth University.  When she graduated, she joined the Research and Development team there and decided to learn about how products were made.  When she bought her first pair of designer heels and they hurt after 5 hours… it sparked the ideal for her revolutionary new way of “Adding Comfort to Style” J.K.D.

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Pictured above:  A collection of designer high-heels created by Jazmine in the U.S. with insoles that are functional for any occasion.

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Recommended movie for this week…..

  Me and my family went to go see “Happy Death Day 2U.”  It was a great movie and very funny…I highly recommend that you see “Happy Death Day” to get to know the characters. It reminded my husband of a cross between “Project Almanac”, “Groundhog Day” and “Butterfly Effect” 

Click below to watch both movie trailers

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Presidents Day…A History to Remember

Black History Month…..Day 18

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Pictured aboveOur 45 Presidents of the United States of America

 

Pictured above The White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial

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Pictured above: Money, Money, Money….and more money!! “Fun fact about U.S. currency(money) is that you have to either word hard for it or be dead….go figure”.  Presidents in order to be placed on U.S currency have to be deceased and voted on by majority to be honored. I think for right now…these guys aren’t going anywhere so lets introduce them again. (left top to bottom)
                                                              George Washington -1$ and .25c
                                                    Abraham Lincoln– 5$ and .1c
                                               Thomas Jefferson– 10$ and .5c
                                                                                  Andrew Jackson -20$
                                                                                  Ulysses S. Grant -50$
                                                                                  John F. Kennedy -.50c
                                                                                 Franklin Roosevelt – .10c
                                                Benjamin Franklin -100$
                         Dwight Eisenhower -One dollar coin
           Grover Cleveland– 1000$

Presidency (2009-2017)

 

                                   Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha Obama
Pictured above: So in honor of also Black History Month, it is my duty to make an honorable mention to a man who has changed the course of over 100 years of history by becoming the First African-American politician to not only run for office but win in two consecutive elections.  Although our world has different viewpoints and opinions about people they are not sure of, he has proven through his 8 years that no matter how bad things got-he celebrated the great things and tried to preserve the good needed in America. As a faithful family man with a loving first wife and 2 beautiful daughters by his side…he managed to see the humor at the end and appreciate what he learned.  
     He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 6, 1941, as an American citizen, he became an American attorney and Politician who graduated from the University of Chicago Law School.  He signed many laws during his reign in Senate and more importantly his presidency. Although, most have been terminated by the current president, he made an impression in world by doing what was necessary- “You either loved him or you hated him”.  His wife, during his term, made a big impact on the world and communities around her and continues to shine a light in alot of eyes.  Their two daughters, at the start of his presidency were very young but over the two terms we watched them grow into smart and elegant young ladies.  Whether you agree with how he ran the office or not, it is a true fact that he was as sincere and firm as he could be as a politician, attorney, son, friend, brother, husband, dad….and most importantly as a man.

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Black History Legends…..Day 17

Dr. Joseph N. Jackson

(December 25, 1913-July 29, 2009) 95 years old

U.S. Army Retired Non-Commission Officer and inventor of “The Wireless Clicker”

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Pictured above: The next time you are watching television, remember this guy, he made the television more enjoyable.  He invented the remote control. He holds 6 patents in the area of telecommunications and has copyrights, trademarks and pending patents in the area of aircraft security and tracking systems.

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Pictured above:  Remembering the changes that remote controls have gone through over the years.

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Pictured above: The days before the remote control…..

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Pictured above: Being honored for his inventions to this day.  He was the 4th of 8 children to Ernest and Octavia Jackson.  He received his degree in Business Administration at Columbia College, Columbia MO.  He owned and operated a radio and television repair shop for 7 years in North Caroline.  He received a Doctorate in Applied Science and Technology in Glendale University, Sante Fe NM.   He invented the V-chip which blocks inappropriate content for children and in 1993 founded “Protel-on Inc Market and Distributes.  His inventions are currently being used today.

The next time you are watching the “Big Game”on television remember who made it possible for you to stay on the couch with a pause, rewind and fast-forward. Thank you for reading…stay tuned for more history tomorrow.

 

Black History Legends….Day 16

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee 

( June 1, 1942-

1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee with her well known sister Diana Ross.  They grew up in Detroit and Barbara earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1965.

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Pictured above:  Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.

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Pictured above: Lee, the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology then later in 2002 became the dean of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Pictured Above: Barbara received many award and honors such as Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1998), Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Member, Trilateral International Medical Workforce Group, Member, NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health Member, DHHS Advisory Committee on Rural Health, Distinguished Public Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Honorary Doctorate of Science, New York Institute of Technology.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.

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