Getting ready for the special screening of Hidden Figures this evening, our Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Ben, is super excited to showcase the story of these brilliant women who paved the path for many more African American women in science. #hiddenfigures
This is Ignatius Sancho. He was born on a slave ship around 1729, which really captures the terrible nature of slavery. The first two years of his life were in Grenada. His mother died when he was young and his father died by suicide rather than live in bondage. His owner, which I hate typing, took Sancho to England. Sancho worked as a servant in Greenwich and then worked for the Duke of Montagu. Sancho taught himself how to read and write and immediately used his literacy to challenge slavery as an institution. He also composed music, wrote poetry, and plays. He and his wife owned a shop that became a hub of intellectuals of the day. He is considered to be the first person of African descent to vote in British elections. He died in 1780 and some of his letters were collected and published. Many of his writings became useful in the abolitionist movement. Here’s a piece of one of his writings: "... the Christians' abominable traffic for slaves and the horrid cruelty and treachery of the African Kings - encouraged by their Christian customers who carry them guns to furnish them with the hellish means of killing and kidnapping.” That’s pretty doggone direct now ain’t it? Right on Ignatius Sancho for his courage, self-directed learning, and life of advocacy when he could’ve said and done nothing. #ignatiussancho#blackhistorymonth#jaaamaccordingly
Champion/Teacher/Activist “The triumph can't be had without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph
As the 20th of 22 children, Wilma was born in Bethlehem, TN. During her childhood, she endured illnesses such as double pneumonia, scarlet fever and polio that left her wearing a leg brace. While physicians told her she would never walk again, her other told her otherwise.
She later attended TSU and began a prolific track career and began training for the Olympic Games
Wilma went on to win three gold medals in track and field; the first woman to do so in one Olympic game.
Regrann from @thecrisismag - #bla#blackhistoryh 50 years ago:
“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America,” he said at the time. “And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. … Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.” ~ Muhammad Ali
#bhm#muhammadali #blackhistory #blacklivesmatter - #regrann
#BlackPanther is more than a movie...it’s a cultural moment, a movement, an international gathering and celebration of the African Diaspora and we are HERE FOR IT!! WAKANDA FOREVER. 🙅🏾♀️🙅🏾♂️
Blazingnation Oky lets try this again gram ya need more spaces for people to post on anyway since its black history month lets talk about the character who gets no love in db ubb since dbs is ending i thought this would be a great time to talk about the character now he went toe to toe with goku on z then after that at the end of series goku said that he will train with him then we see him again in gt fuzion with majin boo yes that happend sorry if i spoil it a first here but many believe that gt is not cannon even the creator himself anyway to make matters worst he is talked about in super but not seen idk if he as appeared in the manga so dendi tells goku about him and goku doesn't know him yet wait what but how ya see the creator of this show dosent even know his own stories anymore now in gameform since Dbzf is getting dlc characters ubb here should be in it too he goes well with it since its a what if story I'm sure he as appeared in other games and even people making in dbzenoverse unb needs more love then to make matters even more worst he is not black but Indian whatever he looks like a mix up here i don't care its bhm and he will be honored here guess we all know what is black in db and yes i will talk about his ass next time mr popo the racist character in the show anyway think about it @bandainamcous and @arksystems ya heard here first so in closing up here's to ubb happy black history month gone but not forgotten #blackhistorymonth#Dragon ball #DragonballZFighters#ArkSystems#Bandainamco#Kig#keepingitgaming
We must LEARN and EMPOWER our history! POST CREDITED to the young king @dev__dom: From left to right: Amanirenas- A Queen of the Meroitic Kingdom of Kush from 40 B.C.E TO 10 B.C.E. During this time Rome was laying invasions for its empire, annihilating entire kingdoms in the process. Amanirenas and her army were the first and only African Kingdom to force Rome into a peace treaty from their sheer might and bravery. She is a credit to women everywhere. Black Panther- A Freaking Bosss. The King of the fictional African nation of Wakanda who gains enhanced strength by ingesting the Heart- Shaped Herb (Grow the Heart Chakra). Played by Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther is a constant reminder of the Strength inherent in the genes of every person, woman, man and child of African decent. #Blackhistorymonth#blackpanther#learn#empower#history#amanirenas#queen#of#kush#powerful#beyond#measure#striveforgreatness