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Black History

It’s Black History Month! This page is dedicated to posts involving the advancement and history of Black culture in the world. Students may submit posts regarding Black history and culture to The Main Street Journal for review and to be posted.


April 8, 2019 3:58pm | Allen Mhina

Have you been to Washington D.C. lately? What did you notice? Anything look different? Well I know that I have. I have noticed brand new buildings, renovations, and fixed roads. I have also noticed a major increase in caucasians in the city in the last […]

Christopher Alexander Sapara Williams

April 2, 2019 3:49pm | Michael onwukwe

Christopher Alexander Sapara Williams was the first indigenous Nigerian lawyer. On November 17, 1879, he was called to the English bar. He also played an influential role in the politics of Nigeria during the colonial era. He was born on July 14,1855 in Sierra Leone. […]

Exelon STEM Innovation Leadership Academy

March 29, 2019 12:12am | Amadu Gba-Kamara

Exelon STEM Innovation Leadership Academy is a week long program for 10th  and 11th graders girls who are interest with energy industry. This program is located in theUniversity of Maryland and you receive an iPad for academy activities and get the opportunity to take it […]

Madam C.J. Walker

March 28, 2019 4:20pm | Ani Allen

Madam C.J Walker is an example of a pioneer woman. She was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, but most importantly a political and social activist. Born on December 23, 1867 Madam C.J Walker made her fortune developing a line of cosmetics and hair products for […]

Janka Nabay

March 25, 2019 6:24pm | Janka Nabay

A pioneer from Sierra Leone, for music was Janka Nabay.  How he was a pioneer was by showing a way for young Africans to make great music, and also one of the first people who popularized Bubu, which is one the biggest genre in Sierra […]

Thomas L. Jennings

March 20, 2019 10:48pm | Eric Shuford

Born: 1791 Death: 1859 Thomas L. Jennings was known as the first black person to receive a patent in the United States. His license was for his dry-scouring process, but fortunately, Jennings was a free man and retained the rights of his invention. Jennings reputation grew […]

Maria P. Williams

March 20, 2019 10:41pm | Latavia Spriggs

Maria P. Williams was the first African-American to produce, distribute, and act in her film called The Flames of Wrath in 1923. Williams was known for being a social activist and leader, and she not only produced movies, but she wrote books too, including My Work and Public […]

Macon Bolling Allen

March 19, 2019 4:17pm | Biography Editors

Born in 1816 in Indiana, Macon Bolling Allen moved to Maine in the early 1840s. There, he started studying law. In 1844, Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Maine bar. The following year, he became the first African American to […]

Oscar Micheaux

March 18, 2019 9:43pm | Christopher Hart

Oscar Micheaux was an African-American film director, writer, and an independent producer who designed the first feature-length movie by a black man by creating more than 44 films. He was born on January 2, 1884, in Metropolis, Illinois, and died March 25, 1957, at age […]

Vanessa Williams

March 18, 2019 9:31pm | Jakeria Spriggs

On September 17, 1983, Vanessa Williams made history by becoming the first black Miss America. Upon winning Miss America, Williams faced a mass of hate mail and racial comments. This resentment caused her to feel depressed, and she said, “I never imagined I’d be that […]