QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Black people have enriched every group, except themselves!”-

Dr. Claud Anderson

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GRANVILLE T. WOODS

On this day, April 23 1856, American Inventor Granville Tailer Woods was born. Self taught since the age of 10, Woods held some 50 patents and was the 1st person of African decent in the Americas to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War.

Among his inventions are the overhead electric conducting lines and the tunnels for underground subways and the “Telegraphony” a device combining the telegraph and telephone, essentially tech used to inspire voicemails & answering machines.

ERIC HOLDER FOR PRESIDENT?

It seems former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has expressed interest in running for the White House in 2020!

The former Attorney General under the Obama administration is the 1st African American to hold the position and in these corrupt times feels he can advance and unify the country.

Holder currently leads the National Democratic Redistricting Committee attempting to sway Republican states. The group also plans to take legal action against pres. Trump for a question that will be added to the 2020 census.

Holder is best known for the Department of Justice cases against the government of Ferguson Missouri, defending the legality of the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, consistently defends the Voting rights act of 1965 and lent aid to the African union in missions in Somalia.

 

Source: http://www.msn.com & Wikipedia

 

EBENEZER BASSETT

Ebenezer Don Carlo Bassett was the 1st African American Minister (Ambassador) to Haiti from 1869- 1877.

After the American Civil War alot of Black leaders were rising up in ranks in all business, agriculture, and government. During his career he served during one of the most dangerous times in Haitian history as coup de etats and civil war ravaged the country. ¬†It took America years to realize the significant economic usage of Haiti’s shipping lanes due to its unwillingness to work with the “Black Republic” since its Independence from France in 1804.

The Educator, Abolitionist, and Civil Rights Activist oversaw cases of commercial claims, diplomatic immunity, and aid to citizens affected by hurricanes and tropical dieseses.

He became an international hero during the “Canal Crisis” where he used his diplomatic immunity allowing his home to be a sanctuary for Port a Prince senator Pierre Boisrond Canel who was part of the coup that ousted former president Sylvain Salnave.

Canel was seen as a potential threat by new government president Michel Dominque. ¬†Eventually Canel would later join Dominique’s regime and later become 1st president of the provisional government of Haiti serving at least 3 times.

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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