Little Known Black History Facts

Robert Robinson Taylor is  recognized as the first Black student to attend the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with becoming its first Black graduate. Taylor is also regarded as the nation’s first Black architect, and his likeness has appeared on a Black Heritage Forever stamp. Born June 8, 1868 in Wilmington, N.C., Taylor’s father […]


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Phil Freelon, an architect who designed buildings ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, has died in North Carolina. Freelon was 66 and had suffered from ALS for several years. Freelon died Tuesday in Durham, said Michael Reilly, a spokesman and friend. “I’ll […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Benjamin McAdoo holds the distinction of being the first Black architect to open a firm in the city of Seattle, and is also is the first Black architect in Washington state. McAdoo was born on October 28, 1920 in Pasadena, Calif. He began his education in architecture at the University of Southern California, but transferred […]

  The second game of the World Series took place Wednesday night between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Some might be surprised to know that there is a rich piece of Black history attached to the former Jacobs Field, along with a connection to actress Kym E. Whitley’s family. In the […]