MLK improvised his “I Have a Dream” speech – Martin Luther King Jr. brought notes along to his speech, but most of it was created right on the spot.
Recognized as the "First Lady of Civil Rights", Rosa Parks played a pivotal role in social justice, but she was not the first to do so...
Claudette Colvin, a 15 year old girl, refused to move to the back of the bus, almost 9 months before Parks did.
Esther came before Betty – The famous Betty Boop character was modeled after a Harlem jazz singer, Esther Jones.
Satchel Paige was baseballs first black hall-of-famer - Pitcher Satchel Paige was the first black player to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
There were black senators in the 19th century – The first black U.S. Senator took office in 1870, his name was Hiram Revels.