Black History Month Newsletter

Black History Month Newsletter

Noctiluca Staff

On This Day in History 

On this day in 1936 Barbara Jordan, who will be the first African-American woman elected to the House of Representatives, is born

Person of the Week

Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America, she became one of the wealthiest African-American women in the country, “the world’s most successful female entrepreneur of her time,” and one of the most successful African-American business owners ever.

Quote of the Week

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”  ~Abraham Lincoln