On Blackamericaweb.com 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 BrothersSource:Public Domain
These twin brothers were a carnival attraction who gained a lot of attention with their unique look.
4. Gerald LawsonSource:Wikipedia/Fair Use
This engineer and inventor is the reason why disc-based home video games exist.
5. Frederick JonesSource:Minnesota Historical Society
Frederick Jones was an inventor who was responsible for the creation of the cooling system on refrigerated trucks.
6. Sarah RectorSource:Public Domain
Sarah Rector was once the richest Black child in America.
7. Sarah BaartmanSource:Public Domain
Sarah Saartjie Baartman was exploited for her curves and put on display in Europe for many years.
8. Philippa SchuylerSource:Library of Congress, Public Domain
Philippa Schuyler was a piano prodigy who had an unconventional upbringing and life.
9. Millie and Christine McKoySource: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 NimoySource: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.