In African-American golf fan Dr. George Franklin Grant received a patent for the world's first golf tee. Grant, however, never marketed his invention, instead giving the tees away to friends and fellow golfers.
March 7, 1965. This photograph(By Spider Martin) depicts Andrew Young praying with John Lewis, Hosea Williams and Amelia Boynton across From Brown Chapel #AME Church before the March began. "Andy stayed at the church thinking they would probably be turned around" (Quote From Spider Young) #stevenkashergallery #SundayBloodySunday #Selma #BlackHistory #CivilRights
FEED | Websta - get1later Described by Esquire as "the best photography book about the Civil Rights Movement. Bruce Davidson's book, Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs 1961-1965 (St. Ann's Press), captures the dignity and struggle of African-Americans during a defining era in American history (both in the North & The South) #photogrid @photogridorg #BlackHistory #CivilRights
FEED | Websta - get1later #TBT......On This Date (1990) Barack Obama is Elected the President of The Harvard Law Review. The First African American Bestowed This Honor (Which is generally considered the most prestigious in the country) in its THEN 104-year history. #photogrid #BlackHistoryMonth #Potus #BlackHistory #HarvardLawReview
FEED | Websta get1later The overriding consensus of the Origin for the first "Memorial Day" was organized & held by former slaves in Charleston, S.C. (1865) to honor the Union troops who lost their lives in the Civil War & were buried nearby. To read more about the ORIGIN of Memorial Day go to http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/25/1301862/-Memorial-Day-Has-African-American-Roots-First-One-Was-Conducted-By-Former-Slaves #BlackHistory #HonoringWarVeterens #Sacrifice 2min
On this Date For his peace mediation during the first Arab-Israeli war, American diplomat Ralph Joseph Bunche received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Dr Bunche was the first African American to win the prestigious award
FEED | Websta - get1later On this day (1962) U.S. marshals escorted James Meredith, a nine-year U.S. Air Force veteran, onto the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford as the school’s first African-American student. His admission triggered several days of racial violence before being quelled by some 3,000 U.S. troops. #photogrid @photogridorg #BlackHistory #OleMiss #JamesMeredith #AirForce
G T @Greg Takayama T Instagram photos | Websta - Sargeant Major Milton Murray Holland served in the Union Army during the Civil War as part of the 5th Colored Infantry Troop in Athens Ohio. He was awarded Americas Highest Military Decoration (Medal of Honor) for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in Virginia. He was born a slave (Father was a prominent white Texas slave owner in fought for the Confederacy). #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #medalofhonor