If you’re interested in learning about the first Black cowboy star and the creator of what would become steer wrestling, then my William “Bill” Pickett Black History Facts profile is for you.
“High on the Hog” is a 2021 Netflix documentary about how Black American food culture and styles of cooking developed and provided the foundation for much of America’s food culture. Over four episodes the show’s host, Stephen Satterfield, a food writer, visits various locations to learn about Black food history and traditions. The documentary does a great job of showing the historical connection of the Black diaspora’s shared culture. While touching on both familiar and unfamiliar topics, this approach to discussing Black American history feels new and refreshing.
If you’re interested in learning about the US Navy cook who became a hero during the attack on Pearl Harbor by carrying the wounded to safety and manning a submachine gun to return fire despite having no training, then my Doris “Dorie” Miller Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in psychology, then my Inez Beverly Prosser Black History Fact profile is for you.