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10 of the Best historical Landmarks that Highlight Black History!

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Well, we know black history is 365 days a year. February is too
limited. Black History is one of the most important subjects
to know. Knowing our history allows us not to be lost in a
sea of illusion. So when I find out some things about black
history I’m ready to let the world know.

If you go to Alabama, you’re in for a treat. You might have the
chance to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. This museum
was the first to save the information on the history of the modern
civil rights movement. The building chronicles the Freedom Rides, the Children’s March and more key historic moments. You can find it located at the city’s CIvil Rights District across the street from 16th Street Baptist Church.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum. The jazz
museum is deeply rooted in African AMerican history.

The National Civil Rights Museum is the site built around the
Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968. It
also has the boarding house from which his assassin James Earl
Ray fired the shot.

The DUsable Museum of African AMerican History is one of the
nation’s top museums of African AMerican History. They give
details on the history of blacks in the Armed Services.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the
nation’s largest black history museum and schedules exhibits on
African AMericans in science to liberation. This is the spot to
see when you go to Detroit, Michigan.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located
on the OHio River and has this view of the waterway that
represented freedom for runaway slaves fleeing from Kentucky
on the south shore. The exhibits there include a slave pen and
a film narrated by Oprah Winfrey.

The Museum of African American History is located in Boston and
Nantucket, Massuchesetts. One of the two buildings that is involved
in the museum’s Boston campus, the African Meeting House was built
by black artisans and echoes the history. Go there and you can stand
in the same pulpit were Frederick DOuglass stood.

The Museum of the African Diaspora is San Francisco. This particular
institution is centered around the idea that all humanity can trace
back it’s roots to the African continent.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American
History and CUlture is in Baltimore. The building’s peculiar
desicn was inspired by a slave ship. It was built by one of
the country’s leading African American architects Philip G.
Freelon who is also planning the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The International Civil RIghts Center & Museum is another historical
landmark for Black History. One of the most important
moments in the civil rights movement occured in 1960 when 4
college students did a sit in at a WOolworh Counter after
they were refused service because of their race.

This information sounds all around interesting and I will
be glad when I can travel to these specific locations. There
are some things I need to see there and some knowledge I need
to take away from there.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2014/02/13/black-history-african-american-museum/5453527/

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BLACK Inventors in the Spotlight

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Black history- My favorite topic. There should be more than one black history

class at every college, high school, middle school, elementary school because black

people contributed alot. Not everybody will self teach themselves. But I thank God

for the internet and books on black history because it should NOT be shadowed.

IT should be put into the spotlight and highlighted and showcased over

and over and over again.

                I research black inventors online at many sites.  Thomas L. Jennings

patented the dry cleaning process in 1821.

Norbert Rillieux-black person who refined sugar

Elijah MCcoy– invented a lubricator for steam engines.

Granville T. Woods-invented the telegraph

Madame C.J. Walker-invented hair care system and other beauty products

Garrett A. Morgan-invented gas mask, traffic signals

Frederick McKinley Jones– invented the automatic refrigeration system for long haul trucks.

David Crosthwait– professional on heating, ventilation and air conditioning. He designed

the heating system for the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The following url has

this same information and more about black inventors and black scientists:

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmscientists1.html

        More on black inventors

Virgie M. Ammons-fireplace damper

Sarah Boone- Ironing Board

Ellen Elgin- Clothes Wringer

Ruane Jeter- Digital Toaster

Maxine Snowden- Rain Hat

Theora Stephens-Pressing/curling iron

Lyda D. Newman- Hair brush

Black inventors found here at the  link:

 http://www.inventions.org/culture/african/africanwomen.html

Additional link about black history:

http://www.dusablemuseum.org/

  i have many times informed people about black inventions and will forever.

Since Georgia has alot of black history I can respect Georgia and I wish

other states would jump on the same train.

           
Here is a black history event of music:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h65cmhrlRxM

But yes, Black people have done so many great things.

I should work in a black history museum.



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