Friday, February 16, 2007

Black History Month

This month is Black History Month, and I'm celebrating our Black History. My name is Teresa Hill. I am a very proud African America Woman, and I plan to share my heritage with the readers on OK Blue Notes.

Carter Godwin Woodson
Black History Month originated in 1926 by Carter Godwin Woodson as Negro History Week. The month of February was chosen in honor of Frederick Douglass and Abaham Lincoln, who were both born in that month.
Elijah McCoy (1843- 1929)
Elijah McCoy invented an automatic lubricator for oiling steam edngines in 1872. The term " the real Mc Coy" is believed to be a reference about the reliability of Elijah McCoy's invention.
Thomas L. Jennings (1791 - 1859)
Thomas L. Jennings was the first African-American to receive a patent in 1821. He used the money earned from the patent to purshase relatives out of slavery and support abolitionist causes.
Track and Field star, Jesse Owens broke many records at the 1946 Olympic games in Berlin, including becoming the first athlete to win four gld medals in one Olympiad.
Teresa Hill (Living)
Teresa Hill received the A.C. Hamlin Award from the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus for community service and committment to the Civil Rights, Organized Labor and Political Agenda of African-American and other minorities in April 2001.

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