Celebrating Black History
2019 Advocacy Agenda
Join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, February 9 from 10 AM – 12 PM at West Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, VA 22152.
During this meeting, we will review and discuss our 2019 Advocacy Agenda.
Black History Month Facts
Madame CJ Walker was the first American businesswoman to become a millionaire. She created hair products for African-American hair.
Booker T. Washington was the first African-American to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp.
Willie Thrower from Michigan State University was the first African-American to play quarterback in the NFL.
Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is the first institution of higher education founded for African-Americans. It paved the way for the 104 other historically Black colleges and universities, which have produced distinguished alums like Thurgood Marshall, MLK Jr, Spike Lee, Oprah and many others.