Notes African History Jackie Robinson
Born: January 31, 1919 Cairo Georgia
Jerry Robinson (Father) was making $12 a month as a sharecropper
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the fifth child in the Robinson family
When he was born his parents h
Notes African History Important Figures
George Washington Carver (1860-1943)
He was the guy who gave the world, the kids favorite peanut butter.
So it's all because of George Washington Carver, kids today enjoy their peanut
butter sandwiches so much.
Notes African History Significance of February
So Why February?.
Dr. Woodson chose February for this event based on its symbolic natureboth
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in February.
February 23, 1868:
W. E. B. DuBois, important civil
Notes African History Black History Month
What is Black History Month?
Black history month commemorates the significant events and achievements of
the African-American population of the United States.
This tradition marked its beginning officially from
Notes African History Great Inventors
The Real McCoy: Summertime fun in the sprinkler
The next time youre running through the sprinkler, remember that it was invented
by Elijah McCoy (1843-1929).
Ever heard the expression the real McCoy?
It comes from
Notes African History Robinson As a Professional Athlete
The Negro Leagues
Established on February 13, 1920
Kansas City, Missouri YMCA
President: Andrew Foster
Father of black baseball
By 1923 there were two leagues
NNL had teams in the South and Mi
Notes African History SIGNIFICANT ACTS OF CHANGE
DECEMBER 5, 1955
Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks cfw_Died 10-25-05 at the
age of 92 sparked the boycott when she refused to give her bus seat to a White man.
The Rev. Martin L
Notes African History Robinson Becoming an Idol
Spring Training with the Dodgers
Spring 1947: Jackie goes to Cuba with the rest of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Several Dodger players signed a petition refusing to play
This petition was quickly put down by Bran
Notes African History Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15 th
to schoolteacher, Alberta King
Baptist minister, Michael Luther King residing at 501 Auburn Avenue.
His father later changed both their names to Martin Luther
Notes African History EVENTS THAT CHANGED BLACK AMERICA
1. MARCH 7, 1942
First Black cadets graduate from flying school at Tuskegee, Alabama. In June
1943, the first squadron of Black aviators, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, flew its first