Black History Month…..Day 18
Today we celebrate a day in government where men of all ethnic backgrounds, education and political beliefs are joined together in celebrating our accomplishments of our country….United States Of America
Pictured above: Our 45 Presidents of the United States of America
Pictured above: The White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial
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$
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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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”
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.
Pictured above: Remembering the changes that remote controls have gone through over the years.
Pictured above: The days before the remote control…..
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.
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee
( June 1, 1942-
1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.
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.
Pictured above: Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.
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.
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.
Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.
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( August 14, 2004-
American actress, singer and executive producer at 14 years old
Pictured above: Marsai Martin gracing the red carpet at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Pictured above: Her family on television from the T.V. comedy Black-ish, where she is one of the youngest children with Mom played by Traci Ellis Ross and Dad played by Anthony Anderson also staring Laurence Fishburne.
Pictured above: Marsai Martin first movie “Little” written and starred by her alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae in theaters April 12, 2019
Pictured above: The youngest executive producer in Hollywood Marsai Martin with her first movie “Little” inspired by her love for the movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks.
Pictured above: Movies that Marsai Martin has starred in such as Melody 1963, Lemonade Mafia, and Nina and Fun Mom Dinner.
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Susie Carmichael – Born April 9, 1988, she was the first African-American Rugrats introduced in the Rugrats clan. Her first appearance was on the episode called “Rugrats Turn the House Upside Down in 1992. She has 2 brothers and 1 older sister and has had a sworn enemy named Angelica since she was a kid. Angelica has always been envious of the knowledge that Susie has of things and although they have somewhat friends when they have grown-up…Angelica still held a jealousy for Susie.
Pictured above: Susie Carmichaels first appearance on the “Rugrats” at 2 and a half years old. Her voice played by Cree Summer and Elizabeth Daily
Pictured above: Susie and all her friends- Kimi, Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Angelica, Dill, Little Deville and Spike the dog.
Pictured above: The trailer for “Rugrats in Paris”. Great movie for the little ones and still a classic cartoon.
Pictured above: Susie is all-grown up in and is even more talented than ever. She sings and dances. She also speaks 10 foreign languages and her best friend is Kimi who was introduced in the “Rugrats in Paris” movie. She and Chuckie had a romance during the younger years.
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John Mercer Langston
(December 14, 1829- November 15, 1899)
Pictured above: John Mercer Langston was an abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist, diplomat and politician in the United States. He was the youngest of 4 children who was born to freed blacks in Louisa County Virginia 1829. The house above belonged to him and is now an National Historic Landmark in Oberlin, Ohio.
Pictured above: Now and then. The John Mercer Langston Elementary School in Washington D.C. located at 33 P Street NW which opened in 1902 for black students.
Pictured above: Some of John Mercer Langston books available on Amazon.
Pictured above: A family legacy with Langston Hughes his great uncle John Mercer Langston and the great-grandfather of Langston Hughes, Charles Henry Langston.
Pictured above: Langston University established in 1897 in Oklahoma.
Pictured above: Langston’s Alma Mater Oberlin college in Ohio where he received his B.A and M.A.
Pictured above: Howard University in the 1800’s where John M. Langston was the 1st Dean of this all black law school he started. He was also the 1st African-American lawyer.
Pictured above: John 68 and his wife 82 Caroline Matilda Wall whom he married and had 5 children with in 1854, buried together in Washington D.C.
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Charles F. Gardner
( 1886-1951)Elfrida, Arizona
Pictured above: Charles F. Gardner- the owner of the only Negro store of its kind in the electrician and locksmith business. This shop was located in Chicago, Illinois on 2933 State Street during circa 1899.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson born February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993 in Philadelphia.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson performing her first open-air concert in front of Lincoln Memorial on April 8, 1939 and continued breaking the record in the United States when on January 7, 1955 as the first African -American who she sang at the Metropolitan Opera House. After her death she was honored with her own postage stamp.
Pictured above: Marian met many people, received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1978 for her lifetime achievements. She won a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 along with another African-American named Ralph Bunche. She also but was banned from singing at the Constitution Hall in 1939 because of the (DAR) so she sang at Lincoln Memorial with the honor of having The President and First Lady Roosevelt’s support.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson books and music dedicated to the memory of great opera singer.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson died at the age of 96 April 8 at the home of her nephew conductor James DePreist and is buried Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. She was married to Orpheus Hodge King.
Pictured above: 1899 Football Team of Claflin University. The first charter college to allow all races to attend also who formed an African-American college football team.
Pictured above: Claflin University founded in 1869 by a Vermont minister Alonzo Webster. He wanted to set up an education to help freed slaves receive citizenship. This college named after a Boston Philanthropist Lee Claflin and his son William Claflin was the first to have graduates. It is know as an HBCU-(Historically Black College or University)
Pictured above: Lee Claflin(1791-1871) and his son William Claflin(1818-1905)
Pictured above: Claflin University Marching Band of the late 1800’s.
Pictured above: Arthur Rose Museum (The Council of Independent Colleges) late 1800’s
Pictured above: Original Campus of Claflin University in the late 1800’s
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Moses Fleetwood Walker
October 7, 1856-May 11, 1924
Pictured above: Moses is sitting grouped with his (minor league) Oberlin College Team in 1880’s.
Pictured above: Walker is posing with the (AA) Toledo Blue Stockings of 1884. He joined the team on May 1, 1884 and played 42 games, averaged .263, scored 23 runs until he injured his ribs and he was let go in September 22, 1884. On August 23, 1889, Walker was also the last Negro to play in the International league until Jackie Robinson.
Pictured above: left to right- Weldy Walker and his brother Moses Walker. Both played for Toledo Blue Stockings. Him and his brother owned the Union Hotel in Steubenville Ohio and managed an Opera House in Ohio.
Pictured above: Moses Walker was married to Arbella Taylor after college and had one child. She later died of cancer at 32 years old on June 12, 1895. Three years later, he got remarried to a Ednah Jane Mason the same year he was sentenced for mail robbery and tragically she died May 26, 1920. He died on May 11, 1924 from lobar pneumonia in Cleveland, Ohio and buried next to his first wife in Union Cemetery-Beatty Park also buried there is his younger brother Weldy Walker.
Setting the record straight……
Pictured above: William Edward White was discovered as the first African-American to play for the Stockings in 1879 but because he lived his life as a white man he never received credit for being the first so Moses Fleetwood Walker took the plate in 1884 when he joined the (AA) in 1884. During his reign, his brother Weldy Walker followed him as third African-American to play while Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.
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