Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November in African American History

November 29 ~ Granville T. Woods patented his most famous invention, the Railway Induction Telegraph System, on this day in 1887. The Induction Telegraph helped reduce train collisions.

Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court judge, was born on this day in 1908.

By Tiffani Addison

Monday, November 28, 2011

November in African American History

November 28 ~ Richard Wright, novelist and author of Native Son, died on this day in 1960.

By Tiffani Addison

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November in African American History!

November 26 ~ At 3:00 p.m. on this day in 1883, in Battle Creek, Michigan, Sojourner Truth passed into the Kingdom of Heaven. Born a slave in Ulster County, New York,Truth feed herself and became a self-styled minister and outstanding orator. She was an outspoken defender of both the abolitionist and feminist movement. Her "Ain't I a Woman" Speech, delivered in 1852 in Akron, Ohio, to the second National Women's Suffrage Convention, earned her respect in her own day and secured her place in history.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

November in African American History

November 25 ~ Segregation in buses and terminals wasbanned by the Interstate Commerce Commission on this day in 1955.

By Tiffani Addison

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November in African American History

November 23 ~ Patent No. 549,059 was awarded on this day in 1897 to Andre J. Beard, an African American inventor. Despite having no formal education in engineering or metalwork, Beard had invented an automatic railroad car coupling device called the Jenny Coupler. Before Beard's invention, men had to try to brace themselves between two railroad card and drop a metal pin into place at the exact moment the two cars came together. Thousands of railroad workers lost their hands, arms, and even their lives. His automatic coupler safely hooked railroad cars to each other.

By Tiffani Addison

Monday, November 21, 2011

November in African American History

November 19 ~ "Stepin Fetchit dead at 83; Comic Actor in Over 40 Films" read the obituary in "Variety" on this day in 1985. "The son of a Jamaican cigar maker," said the article, "he was born Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry and was considered the father of black film stars and claimed to be the first black entertainer to become a millionaire."

By Tiffani Addison

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