10 Not Widely Known Black History Facts

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   JS:  A lot of people didn’t know that.

DL:  Enlighten me, Jasmine Sanders, the top little known facts on black history month.

5. Ella Fitzgerald, known for having a remarkable three octave range, got her start at the Apollo Theater.

    SW:  Wow, I didn’t know that.

4. The father of renowned scribe, Langston Hughes discouraged his son from writing wanting him to take up a more practical vocation.

   JS:  Like get a job.

3.Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Lewis helped to end segregation in the U.S. Services while serving in the Army during World War II.

   DL:  Right.  Because he was a black dude they loved and who could beat everybody up.

2.In addition to her career in Washington, D.C., Condoleezza Rice is an accomplished pianist who has accompanied cellist Yo-Yo Ma, played with soul singer Aretha Franklin and also performed for Queen Elizabeth.

   DL:  That’s nice, but if we could get Condoleezza Rice to meet Madam CJ Walker how come …

1. Mimi Smith is considered to be the first African American female artist to make a blues records with vocals.  Crazy Blues released in 1920, she sold a million copies in less than a year.

   JS:  Without iTunes.

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