If you’re interested in learning about an obstetrician and activist who led initiatives to increase access to healthcare for underserved Black communities, then my Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee 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 educator and journalist who co-founded Washington, D.C.’s Bethel Literary and Historical Society and the American Negro Academy, then my John Wesley Cromwell Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the poet and activist whose poems were featured in several Harlem Renaissance magazines and anthologies despite her being based in Virginia, then my Anne Spencer Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about a woman who established facilities to provide classes and programs for her local community (Locust Street Settlement) as well as a residential rehabilitation facility for girls and young women (Virginia Industrial Home School for Colored Girls), then my Janie Porter Barrett Black History Fact profile is for you.