Black History Facts

Did you know Georges Biassou  was an early leader of the 1791 slave rising in Saint-Domingue that began the Haitian Revolution? He fought with the Spanish royalists against the French Revolutionary authorities in colonial Haïti.


Marry Kenner was an American inventor most noted for her development of the sanitary belt. Kenner didn’t receive any recognition for her work. However, her inventions and contributions helped pave the way of how women wear sanitary napkins. 

in 1971, Cheryl White was the first African American female horse racing jockey and the first woman to serve as a California horse racing steward.White is credited with 226 wins and earnings of $762,624

In 1993 Howard alumna, Toni Morrison was the first African American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.