Deval Patrick | First Black Governor of Massachusetts

On July 31st, 1956, Deval Laurdine Patrick was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Deval Patrick was elected the first black governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He’s only the second black governor in U.S history.

Haben Girma | Disability Rights Lawyer, Advocate | First Deafblind Person To Graduate From Harvard Law School

July 29th  Haben Girma was born on July 29th, 1988 in the San Francisco area. She is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School.  Academics Haben Girma accelerated in her studies early on using braille. Lewis and Clark In 2010, Haben Girma graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Lewis andContinue reading “Haben Girma | Disability Rights Lawyer, Advocate | First Deafblind Person To Graduate From Harvard Law School”

Today in History | Garrett Morgan died | First Black Man to Own A Car in Cleveland, Ohio | Famous Inventor

Did you know? Garrett Morgan was an inventor, who patented an improved sewing machine, a hair strengthening product, a breathing mask and a traffic signal. He was also the first black man in Cleveland, Ohio to own a car. 

Today in History | July 23 | Detroit Riot of 1967

July 23rd  The Detroit riot of 1967 started between African Americans and the Detroit Police Department.  The riot started on July 23, 1967 and lasted five days. It is marked as the turning point for the black power movement. What Happened? The riot started when police raided an illegal drinking club and arrested hundreds, the majorityContinue reading “Today in History | July 23 | Detroit Riot of 1967”

Today in History | July 21 | The First Black Daily Newspaper The New Orleans Tribune

The New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, was published on July 21, 1864. Created by Charles Louise Roudanez.The Tribune touched on key issues that affected black people and communities, by advocating for causes like civil rights, public education, and fair wages.

Today In History | July 19 | First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848

July 19th In 1848 the Women’s Rights Convention was held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York from July 19 to July 20 to address women’s suffrage. The convention was organized by five women: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Mary M’Clintock, Martha Coffin Wright and Jane Hunt.  The Five Organizers The five organizersContinue reading “Today In History | July 19 | First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848”