BLACK HISTORY HEROES BLOG
When Black Folks Owned Baseball Stadiums in Memphis: Dr. John B. Martin, The Martin Brothers & The Negro League
Memphis Red Sox players in front of dugout. Dr. John B. Martin (1885-1973), often referred to as J. B. Martin, was president of Negr...
Isaac Burns Murphy: The Great Black Horse Jockey from Kentucky
Photo: Isaac Burns Murphy (b. 1/2/1861 - d. 2/12/1896) When we think of horse racing today we are hard-pressed to remember the ti...
Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls, Escaped Slave Turned Union Hero (A Book Review)
Photograph: Robert Smalls, U.S. Civil War Hero I wish to make a public confession about reading the book Be Free or Die: The Amazing ...
Early Life of Lewis Latimer: Son of Escaped African Slaves Becomes Electric Lighting Innovator
Photo: Lewis Howard Latimer Lewis Howard Latimer's story begins before he was born, but I guess that may be said about all of our ...
Mary Elizabeth Bowser: A Union Military Spy in the Southern Confederate White House
Mary Elizabeth Bowser The story of Mary Elizabeth Bowser is one of intrigue and espionage during the U.S. Civil War. She is among a n...
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