Black History Facts

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Zumbi Dos Palmares – 1655 – November 20, 1695

  • Principals representative of Black resistance to slavery during the period of Colonial Brazil.
  • The leader of Quilombo dos Palmares, a free community of slaves.
  • In 1675, helped defend Quilombo against Portuguese soldiers; known as a great warrior.
  • Replaced Ganga Zumba in Palmares and commanded the resistance Portuguese army in 1680.
  • In 1695, was betrayed, denounced, and beheaded by former companion at the age of 40.
  • Date of death, November 20, is a Brazilian National Holiday, known as Black Consciousness Day or Black Awareness Day.

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable – 1745 – August 28, 1818

  • Was born in San Domingo, Haiti, but the actual date is unknown.
  • Frontier trader, trapper, farmer-entrepreneur, peacekeeper and protector of Native Americans.
  • Foundeda settlement that later became the City of Chicago in 1779.
  • Well known for trading goods throughout Midwest; expanded his cabin to a trading post, which later became a small community with a church, school, and store.
  • Had commerical buildings, docks,a mansion house with fruit orchards and livestock in 1776.

The First Black Cowboys – Bass Reeves

  • One in four of America’s cowboys were African-American.
  • Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with herding cattle from homelands to Wear Africa.
  • Federation of Black Cowboys maintained the legacies of Black cowboys in America.
  • Hollywood gave little attention to Black cowboys who made their mark in western history.
  • Notable Black Cowboys: Bass Reeves, Ned Huddleston (aka Isom Dart), and William “Bill” Pickett.

Paul Robeson – April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976.

  • Athlete and performing artist who became involved with Civil Rights Movement.
  • First Black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello, on Broadway.
  • Supported Pan-Africanism, sang for Loyalist soldiers during Spain’s civil war, took part in anti-Nazi demonstrations, and performed for Allied forced during WW2.
  • Labeled a communist and staunchly criticized by government officials, as well as some African-American leaders.
  • Blacklisted from domestic concert venues, record labels, and film studios due to his advocacy of anti-imperialism affiliation with communism, criticism of the United States government.
  • In 1950, barred by the U.S. State Department from renewing his passport to travel abroad for engagements.

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