Black History Facts – 39 Little Known Facts About Black History

Black History facts that no one knows about

It is not clear if this served as an inspiration but Dr. King continued to talk about his dream, the American dream.

The improvised speech made at the spur of the moment went down in history as one of the greatest speeches ever given by an orator in American history.

Innoculation was first introduced by an American Slave Onesimus who was born in Africa in the end of seventeenth century before arriving in Boston.

Innoculation was practiced in Africa when matter was removed from an infected person and rubbed on the skin of an uninfected person to make him sick but he will become immune against the disease if he recovers

The process of inoculation was opposed politically even though 2% of patients requesting inoculation died compared to the 15% of people not inoculated who contracted smallpox.

Onesimus’ traditional African practice was used to inoculate American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

The very best recorded protest against slavery was by the Quakers in 1688.

Also known as “The Society of Friends,” it was four Pennsylvania Friends from Germantown who started the first protests in 17th century.

Do to the others what you do to yourself or don’t do to others what you don’t like to be done on yourself. This message was for everyone regardless of their skin color.

Of the 12.5 million Africans shipped to the New World during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, less than 388,000 arrived in the United States.