Black History Facts

John Henrik Clarke – January 1, 1915 – July 12, 1998.

  • Pan-Africanist writer, historian and professor.
  • Pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s.
  • Founded the African Heritage Studies Association and the Black Caucus of the African Studies Association in 1968.
  • Challenged the views of academic historians and helped shift the way African history was studied and taught.
  • Actively deconstructed there lies, propaganda, and miseducation of white supremacy via lectures, debates, academics research, and books.
  • Met and mentored many of the great minds throughout the African diaspora.
  • One of his landmarks works is a documentary called “A Great and Mighty Walk”, about his life and the history of Africans throughout time and across the globe.

Dick Gregory – October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017

Why isn’t any if this taught in school?

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  • Civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, conspiracy theorist, comedian and occasional actor.
  • Began studying African history after being told that Africans had no history before European colonization.
  • Took on a range of issues, including ending the Vietnam War, feminism, Native-American rights, and apartheid in South Africa.
  • Regularly fasted in protest of world events; was arrested dozens of times for his causes.
  • In 1961, joked in front of a white audience: Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, “We don’t serve colored people here.” I said, that’s all right, I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.”
  • Authored the controversial “Nigger: An Autobiography” in 1964.

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