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Today in Black History: Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters, famed blues singer and actress, was born in Chester, PA, on this date in 1900. Waters, a popular figure during the “Harlem Renaissance,” won best supporting actress for her role in Pinky (1949). “Down Home Music” and “Oh Daddy” were some of her famous songs.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “The

 
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20 Black Child Prodigies #7

Adam Kirby Adam Kirby’s parents knew he was brighter than most other children when, at 23 months, he potty trained himself after reading a book on the subject. So advanced was he for his age, that Dean and Kerry-Ann Kirby took their firstborn to get his IQ tested at just two years old. The London

 
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Today in Black History: Nat Turner

Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter and leader of a slave revolt in Southampton County, VA, was captured on this date in 1831. During his three-day revolt, Turner and other slaves killed nearly 60 whites. Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part I: The Witnesses ” by Sharon Ewell Foster

 
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