Did You Know?
Allensworth, California was founded and financed by former slaves
The movie, The Body Snatchers, was based on real life Body Snatchers in African American communities
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs.
In addition to being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in 1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker was also an inventor, businessman and a supporter of Black nationalism.
Approximately 183,000 African American men fought to win the Civil War