Black History—-The Black Women’s Club Movement

In the 1890s, the growth of the black women’s club movement was spurred on by efforts to end lynching. Ida B. Wells-Barnett denounced lynching in the press. As she traveled the country lecturing about lynching, she also helped to found black women’s clubs. Many of these clubs addressed problems similar to those addressed by white … Continue reading Black History—-The Black Women’s Club Movement

Black History—Benjamin Banneker

What do you see when you look at the stars? Benjamin Banneker saw astronomical patterns from which he could make calculations and predictions. A mathematician and astronomer, Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. Largely self-taught, Banneker was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science. His … Continue reading Black History—Benjamin Banneker