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On and the Tom Joyner Morning Show we celebrate Black History every single day. Here are the top ten most interesting Little Known Black History Facts we’ve discovered. For more information on these facts, check out our archive of Little Known Black History Facts. 

1. The 6888th Battalion was the largest all Black female military unit in World War 2.

Source:U.S. Department of Defense, Public Domain

2. The Fultz quadruplets were the first surviving identical African-American quads.

Source:Library of Congress/Public Domain

3. The Muse Brothers

Source:Public Domain

These twin brothers were a carnival attraction who gained a lot of attention with their unique look.

4. Gerald Lawson

Source:Wikipedia/Fair Use

This engineer and inventor is the reason why disc-based home video games exist.

5. Frederick Jones

Source:Minnesota Historical Society

Frederick Jones was an inventor who was responsible for the creation of the cooling system on refrigerated trucks.

6. Sarah Rector

Source:Public Domain

Sarah Rector was once the richest Black child in America.

7. Sarah Baartman

Source:Public Domain

Sarah Saartjie Baartman was exploited for her curves and put on display in Europe for many years.

8. Philippa Schuyler

Source:Library of Congress, Public Domain

Philippa Schuyler was a piano prodigy who had an unconventional upbringing and life.

9. Millie and Christine McKoy

Source:John H. Fitzgibbon (Collection of Robert E. Green) Public Domain

The McKoy twins were conjoined twins who were put on display from childhood.

10. Leonard Nimoy

Source:PR Photos

Leonard Nimoy fought for equal pay for his “Star Trek” castmate Nichelle Nichols when he found out she was being paid less than the others.

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