The oldest universities were founded in Africa. Mali, Timbucktu, and Morroco. Students from all over the nation of Africa and Europe would come to learn math, science, history, language and astronomy. University of Sankore (500-1500 AD) had one of the largest libraries in the world. Founded by King Mansa Musa- one of the richest people of all time.
"This is a historical account of the destruction of North Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921 by White racist mobs, jealous by the prosperity of that Black community known as Black Wall Street." — at North Tulsa.
On this day, June 19, 1865 —two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation— word finally reached the last of the enslaved people that “all slaves are free.” Union General Gordon Granger read these words from the balcony of the former Confederate Army headquarters in Galveston, Texas, 80 miles west of the Louisiana line. — The Warmth of Other Suns
On This Day 1904: Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.