Black History Facts

Goddess morning Royals šŸ‘‘. First, give praise and worship to the all High.

Matthew Henson – August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955

  • First African-American Artic explorer.
  • Recognized as the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909.
  • Recorded his Artic memoirs, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, in 1912.
  • In 1937, became the first African-American accepted into, The Explorers Club, due to his Achievement.
  • Made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions.
  • At the age of 70, received an award from U.S. Navy and gold medal from Chicago Geographic Society.

Marcus Garvey – August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940

  • Jamaican political leaders, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, orator, and proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement.
  • Founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) in 1914.
  • At its height, the organization has over 5 million paid members worldwide, the largest African diaspora organization of its time.
  • In 1919, established the Negro Factories Corporation and founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.
  • One of the most influential leaders of the 20th century in Jamaica.

Bob Marley – February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981

  • Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist and activist.
  • Music became closely associated with the movement towards Black political independence, prominent in America and several African and South American countries.
  • First global pop star to emerge from a developing nation.
  • Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • Although Marley never received a Grammy nomination, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

It’s amazing how hard we fought, how much accomplished, achieved, recognized, but still isn’t a subject to be taught in the curriculums in schools for our children to learn, so they can improve on themselves.

Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove

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