Henry O Flipper Carter G Woodson

History Resource: Black in Time



Were you aware that in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, February has been officially designated and observed as Black History Month, a month dedicated to highlighting African-American heritage and history?

 

Would like to direct your attention to an excellent online resource for black history and culture all year-round. Black In Time

 

As stated in the website’s tagline, its goal is:

Celebrating Who We Are By Honoring Who We Were.

My favorite part of the site are the brief biographical snapshots and historical accounts are presented by way of A Moment in OUR History. These links acquaint the reader with Americans of African heritage. This site is a research and reference tool intended to assist those interested in tracing the steps of generations from the days of slavery to the present. Perhaps reading about the lives of others who overcame great peril, opposition and obstacles will motivate and inspire you and who knows? Others may one day read your true story.

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Image: American History Print of the First African American Senator and Representatives

Henry Ossian Flipper, circa 1900

Henry Ossian Flipper, circa 1900 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Hugh Gaddy is Founder and President of Black In Time Enterprises. Interviewed Mr. Gaddy a few years back and questioned him as to whether there was any one historical figure that gave him initiative and incentive or pushed him forward. His role model was Malcolm X!!

  • Per Mr. Gaddy: “I read his autobiography when I was 15 and it changed my life!!”

 

African American Historical FiguresHere is a quick list of a some bio-snapshots you will find at BIT:

Henry O. Flipper – Though he was a slave, he dreamed of graduating from The West Point United States Military Academy. In 1877, his dream became a matter of historical record.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson is revered as The Father Of Black History. He was a scholar, historian, educator and author. In 1926 he created what is recognized today as Black History Month.

Garrett A. Morgan – In 1916, he donned a breathing device and led a rescue team into a tunnel to save 30 workers trapped there after an explosion. He invented and patented the gas mask.

Bessie Coleman broke through racial and gender barriers by becoming a successful female pilot in 1922.

 

Wouldn’t you like to read the stories of countless others?

Imaged credit:
Black History African American MLK Jr. Malcolm X Art Poster

 

Happy anniversary!  A year ago, this blog post was published. The site is still up and running and the archives of blog posts date back to 2010. To celebrate, presenting an excerpt from one of the BIT blog posts which was also published a year ago. Since 2016 is an election year and next month a new leader for the United States of America, it’s always good to take a look back, see where we’ve been, and hopefully get motivated to keep moving forward.

 

“On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall Was Sworn In As The Nation’s First Black Supreme Court Justice. He Was Appointed To The Position By President Lyndon Johnson On June 13, 1967. At The Time Of His Appointment, Marshall Was Solicitor General Of The United States.”

Tribute and Bio-Snapshot of Thurgood Marshall (1908 -1993)

~ Continue reading.

 

 

 



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