Everyday Black History – Carlota Lukumi

Life sometimes gets in the way. A few days passed us by, but alas, I’m baaack!! Was I missed? Was the everyday Black History missed? Well, I’m ready to rock-and-roll again.

Until recently, I’ve not heard of Carlota Lukumi. So, let me share a life of what I learned. If you know more, please share.

She is also known as La Negra Carlota. She was forced into slavery in Cuba after being kidnapped from West Africa as a child. In 1843, she led a raid that freed dozens of slaves from captivity. Does she remind you of anyone?

She was captured a year after the revolt began. However, she was able to liberate slaves from many different plantations in the area.

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Everyday Black History – Billie Holiday

I remember watching movies; going to plays; and learning about Billie Holiday growing up. Such an interesting and beauti ful woman with a great voice. She also had a lot of sadness.

She received four posthumous Grammy awards, for Best Historical Album. She, herself, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 1973.

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Everyday Black History – Martin Delany

You learned about Harriet Tubman, Frederic Douglass, and Sojourner Truth; but, have you learned about Martin Delany? He was an abolitionist, journalist, physician, writer, and arguably the first proponent of Black Nationalism.

If you are or have ever been a member or interested in Black Nationalism, you have him to thank. He joined integrated militia to help defend the Black community against White mob attacks.

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Everyday Black History – Dick Gregory

He fought for our rights almost up to his last day. He took on a range of issues, including ending the Vietnam War; feminism; Native-American rights; and apartheid in South Africa.

Many didn’t know that he received a lot of funding from Hugh Hefner. Read more about Dick Gregory and many others from Urban Intellectuals Black History Flash Cards. Click here for more information on purchasing options at my affiliate website.

Everyday Black History – Audre Lorde

Don’t get it twisted and think that phenomenal Black people in general, or phenomenal Black women in particular, only helped in the US or Africa.

Today you will meet Audre Lorde. She empowered African women living in Europe to become more conscious through Afro-German movement she started in Berlin.

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Everyday Black History – Elijah McCoy

Have you ever heard or said something is the real McCoy? Do you know where this term comes from? Well, look no further than Elijah McCoy. He was the son of former slaves from Kentucky who escaped via Underground Railroad to Canada.

His oil-drip cup invention was so amazing that people termed the phrase “The Real McCoy” which now refers to something authentic and of high quality.

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Everyday Black History – Assata Shakur

Imagine being most wanted for more than four decades. Well, meet Assata Shakur. Regarded as a hero for her protests against racism and her role in the 1970s Black Liberation Army. She became the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping to Cuba from prison, where she was serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of a police officer.

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Everyday Black History- Amy Jacques Garvey

One thing I can say about Marcus Garvey, he loved women named Amy. Not only did he love them, they loved him. This strong Black woman named Amy Jacques Garvey didn’t stop the cause when her husband went to prison.

Amy Jacques Garvey was the second wife of Marcus Garvey. But, that’s not her claim to fame. She also was a pioneering journalist, publisher, and advocate for the improvement of African-American lives through Black Nationalism. What did James Brown say? “It’s a man’s world, but it’s nothing without a woman.”

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Everyday Black History – Medgar Evers

When people refuse to vote, I become angry. The anger rises from learning about so many people who died trying to vote or who died trying to help others to get the write to vote.

Well, Medgar Evers is one of those people. Worked on voting rights and registration; economic opportunity; access to public facilities; and other changes within segregated society.

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Everyday Black History- Amina Queen of Zaria

Who said women are docile and weak? They must not have heard of Amina, Queen of Daria. She was a 16th century Queen of present day Nigeria.

She was accredited as a brilliant architect who constructed strong earthen walls around the cities she built and seized.

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