Black history is
Founded in 1909, the NAACP has over 2,000 local chapters worldwide.
Black explorer Matthew Henson is credited by the U.S. as the co-discoverer of the North Pole.
World-renowned performer Josephine Baker also served as a spy during World War II.
Black Entertainment Network (BET) founder Robert Johnson became the first Black billionaire when he sold the cable network in 2001.
Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is known as the day African American slaves were freed in Texas, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.