Black History Month: Day 24 – The Death of a Revolutionary

The city of Chicago is a very interesting city with respect to American History. The third largest city, it experienced significant growth in the early 1900s due to an industrial boom, railroad expansion, and the 1893 World's Fair. When the economy boomed during World War I and after, the increase in jobs brought in a … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 24 – The Death of a Revolutionary

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Black History Month: Day 16 – The Man Who Told Our Story

John H. Johnson is a familiar name to nearly every African-American family. As the founder of Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine, his publications were in nearly every African-American household in America. His vision to provide news and stories relevant to black people made him one of the most significant businessman and … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 16 – The Man Who Told Our Story

Black History Month: Day 14 – The Man Who Opened Our Hearts

Today in Travelbox History Corner, I wanted to honor a man notable for his "gifted hands." He is a pioneer as a surgeon, performing one of the most legendary surgeries in modern medical history. I am of course, talking about... Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. (Did you think I was talking about someone else?) Daniel Hale … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 14 – The Man Who Opened Our Hearts

Black History Month: Day 10 – The Brutal Murder of Emmett Till

I thought about omitting this entry into the Travelbox History Corner, but recent events changed my mind.  Though Emmett Till was not the first victim of racist terrorism in the American south, but his murder galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, was … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 10 – The Brutal Murder of Emmett Till