In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to shine a light on the important historical facts you should've learned in school...but didn't.
When I was in school, the only time we studied black history was in February. And even then, the information we were taught barely reached the surface of what should constitute as a "history lesson."
In my opinion, black history shouldn't only be taught in February. It should be integrated into every history lesson because, like other cultures, our history is vast and it's impossible to learn everything you should know in a month.
Take the time to study black history, even after Black History Month ends. But to get you started, here are the ten most unknown facts about black history.
Black History Month Was Orginially Called "Negro History Week"
Gerald Lawson Is To Thank For Video Games
"The Carolina Twins" Weren't Performers, They Were Slaves
Lincoln University Was Founded By African-Americans
Martin Luther King Jr. Started College At A Very Young Age
Shirley Chisholm Was The First Black Presidential Candidate
Sarah Rector Was Worth Millions At Just 10-Years-Old
Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin Was Openly Gay