Middle Passage Before the Atlantic slave trade there were already people of African descent in America. A few countries in Africa would buy, sell, and trade other enslaved Africans, who were often prisoners of war, with the Europeans. The people of Mali and Benin are known for partaking in the event of selling their prisoners of war and other unwanted people off as slaves. On the ships, the slaves were separated from their family long before they boarded the ships.
They were former president Abraham Lincoln and former slave Frederick Douglass. Advertisement Following is the list of the most famous and influential Black Americans in History: He was also an essayist, inventor and an astronomer. He published a treatise on bees, did a mathematical study on the seventeen-year locust and was a pamphleteer for the anti-slavery movement.
One of the greatest women achievers of the Black American society, she was known to single-handedly build Bethune-Cookman College in It was a school for the Blacks who worked in the railroad labor camps in Florida.
Born of slave parents, Dr. Carver was an agricultural scientist who single-handedly revolutionized southern agriculture. He has worked on the peanut so extensively that he has discovered a series of products to be obtained from peanut like meal, instant and dry coffee, bleach, tar remover, wood filler, metal polish, paper, ink, shaving cream, rubbing oil, linoleum, synthetic rubber and plastics.
A famous poet and author who was renowned amongst both the Blacks and the Whites. He was appreciated for the brilliance and value of his poetic excellence. He was a famous activist and journalist. He constantly fought against his slave condition and he escaped from the captivity of the Whites.
He wrote an autobiography that was titled The Narrative of the Life and Times of Fredrick Douglass fully aware of the chances of getting caught as runaway slave.
He has a list of titles associated to his name. He was an educator, author, historian, sociologist, philosopher, poet, leader and radical. He insisted on the training in liberal arts and in humanities of the African Americans.
He was the first Black to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard University.
An African American Opera singer who was well known for her extraordinary contralto voice. She was a renowned poet, author, historian, singer and civil rights activist and a Grammy and Horatio Alger Award winner.
He was a track and field athlete who won four gold medals in the Summer Olympics. Influenced by principles and practices of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. He is a guitarist who is also called the undisputed King of the Blues. Martin Luther King Jr.: He is one of the most powerful people of recent times.
Referred to as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson is one of the most successful and most influential entertainers of all time.Aside from Black American, these include Afro-American (in use from the late s to ) and African American (used in the United States to refer to Black Americans, people often referred to in the past as American Negroes).
February marks Black History Month, a tribute to African-American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law.
African American History. Discover the people and events that shaped African American history, from slavery and abolitionism to the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement.
Black History, American History A collection of essays by African American public intellectuals which have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly over the years. The contributors include Frederick Douglass (), Booker T. Washington, (, ) and W.E.B.
. African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the African-Americans or Black Americans in the United States.
Although previously marginalized, African-American history has gained ground in school and university curricula and gained wider scholarly attention since the late 20th century. Nevertheless, African Americans have made basic and lasting contributions to American history and culture.
At the turn of the 21st century, more than half the country’s more than 36 million African Americans lived in the South; 10 Southern states had black populations exceeding 1 million.