These are but a few of the many little-known 'Dirty Little Secrets'
about Black History, Its Heroes and Other Trouble Makers.
Dirty Little Secrets
About Black History, Its Heroes,
To date, history remains largely white history. Black people, as a
race, are virtually non-existent when historical events are
described in textbooks, movies and centennial celebrations. Their
role in America is most often that of cotton pickers, marchers or
rioters. Black History Month narrowly limits contributions of Blacks
to a familiar list of 10 to 15 individuals when in fact, Blacks,
though enslaved and powerless, had a profound and indelible
influence on the American socioeconomic system.
Even with the benefit of a formal education, newly freed Black
slaves filed for and were awarded more than 300 invention patents
between 1870 and 1900.
A number of high-level elected officials, including Presidents,
Vice-Presidents and members of the U.S. Senate had "Black Blood"
and Black mistresses.
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