If you’re interested in learning about New York City’s first Black female assistant district attorney who developed the strategy for taking down Charles “Lucky” Luciano, then my Eunice Hunton Carter Black History Facts profile is for you.
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“One Righteous Man” by Arthur Browne tells the story of Samuel Battle, the first Black police officer in New York City. In addition to braving the expected dangers of patrolling the streets Battle also had to contend with his fellow officers who felt he didn’t belong on the force. Over his decorated 40-year career Battle would fight crime but also discrimination and sabotage within the department.
“Jungle Fever” is a 1991 Spike Lee joint about a Black architect who has an affair with his White secretary. Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes) and Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra) are respectively from Harlem and Bensonhurst. Set during the period following the murder of Yusef Hawkins, the film not only charts the course of their entanglement but also the reactions of their friends and family.
If you’re interested in learning about the Black woman whose research contributed to connecting the relationship between cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and the clogging of arteries, then my Marie Maynard Daly Black History Short is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the union organizer who led pushes to desegregate the military, outlaw race-based employment discrimination within military departments, and provided the framework for the March on Washington, then my A. Philip Randolph Black History Short is for you.