Black History Facts

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Nat Turner – October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831

  • Enslaved African-American who let a rebellion of slaves and free Blacks.
  • Nicknamed “The Prophet.”
  • He was a Christian preacher that traveled from plantation minutes to the so-called slaves about the word of God.
  • He said God spoke to him and told him to lead a revolt and kill his oppressors.
  • He used his preacher network to build his rebellion for freedom.
  • His fight for freedom killed 55 white supremacists.
  • Hanged after being Hodges and sentenced to death.

Percy Julian – April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975

  • Research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal friends from plants.
  • First to synthesize the natural product physostigmine used to treat glaucoma and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of human hormones.
  • His work laid the foundation for the steroid drug industry’s production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.
  • Started his own company to synthesize steroids intermediates from the wild Mexican yam.
  • Received more than 130 chemical patents.
  • One of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry; first African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

Nina Simone – February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003

  • Singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist.
  • Always included songs in repertoire that drew upon her African-American origins.
  • Openly addressed the racial inequality prevalent in the United States with the song “Mississippi Goddam” in 1964. Song called for racial relations to change and got more immediate developments.
  • Message to the public signified the transition from nob-violent approach to social change that was advocated by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Received Grammy Hall of Fame Award for interpretation of “I Love You, Porgy” in 2000.
  • In 2010, statue in her honor erected on Trade Street, in her native Tryon, North Carolina.

Frances Cress Welsing – March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016

  • American born Afrocentrist, psychiatrist and author.
  • Believed people of color needed to “liberate” themselves psychologically from white domination.
  • In 1974, authored The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy), that starts people of color must gain a better understanding of the “behavior maneuverings” of whites in order to avoid being manipulated into a subordinated position.”
  • In 1991, wrote, The Isis Papers: Keys to the Colors, a collection of 25 essays examining the neuroses of white supremacy.
  • Wrote about “melanin theory,” a claim that white people are the genetically defective descendants of albino mutants.
  • Felt whites strive to maintain a superior social position and manipulate non-whites and themselves into thinking that they are a worldwide numerical majority instead of the minority.

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