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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.

March For Our Schools

March 5, 2019 5:22pm | Khiya McGee

Sign Up for the #MarchForOurSchools Field trip 6pm-7pm Annapolis, MD March 11, 2019 Home

Oprah Whinfrey

March 5, 2019 12:51am | Aaliyah Jackson

The first African American woman to host a National  syndicated talk show.  The reasons on why I chose Oprah Whinfrey because she is a business woman who paved the way for African American women who want to work in show business.  Her net worth is at […]

Condoleezza Rice

March 5, 2019 12:47am | Jhaila Moore

Condoleezza Rice born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. Condoleeza became the first African-American woman in U.S. history to be appointed National Security Advisor in 2001. She made history again when she was appointed Secretary of State in 2005.  

Ruby Bridges

March 4, 2019 9:15am | Joy Douglas

Nowadays, schools are not segregated. In fact, there are schools just like this one (Charles Herbert Flowers High School) that have a majority of African-American students. For us to get here as African-American students it took some sacrifices from people in the past for the […]

Bo Jackson

March 1, 2019 4:11am | Mehki Byrd

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson was the first African-American athlete to play football and baseball, as well as become an All-star in both sports. While attending Auburn University, Jackson won the Heisman trophy (best collegiate football player in the United States) in 1985, and a year later, […]

Satchel Paige

March 1, 2019 4:06am | Jesse Bullock

The first African-American pitcher to be enshrined into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1971 was Satchel Paige. Paige was a Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball pitcher and was best known for attracting record crowds. He died on June 8th, 1982 at the age […]

Ella Josephine Baker

March 1, 2019 4:02am | Nyah brown

Ella Josephine Baker was born on December 13, 1903. She was the First African-American civil rights & human rights leader in the United States. In New York and the South, she worked alongside some of the most noted civil rights leaders of the 20th century. […]

Maya Angelou

March 1, 2019 3:52am | Jayla Bishop

Maya Angelou is an incredibly inspirational individual. She is an author, poet, and activist who is a cultural pioneer. Her birth name was Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou, and she was born on April 4, 1928. Maya Angelou set a prime example for future black authors and black […]

Elsie de Wolfe

March 1, 2019 2:48am | Dakota Buckley

Elsie de Wolfe, also known as Lady Mendl, was an American actress, interior decorator, nominal author of the influential 1913 book The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, Paris, and London society. She was born december 20, 1865 in New […]

Hiram Revels

March 1, 2019 2:45am | Jahmoy Bartley

Hiram Revels became the first African American in 1870 to be a member of the senate. Revels was elected as a republican to represent the state is mississippi.