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December 26th, 1848: William and Ellen Craft

William and Ellen Craft escaped slavery in Georgia, on this date in 1848. Because of her light complexion, Ellen pretended to be a slaveholder with William as her servant. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery” by William Craft

 
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Today in Black History: The first day of Kwanzaa, “Umoja”

The first day of Kwanzaa, “Umoja,” which means “unity” is observed by many Blacks on this date annually. Kwanzaa was founded by Maulana (Ron) Karenga on this date in 1966. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Kwanzaa (Rookie Read-About Holidays)” by Lisa M. Herrington

 
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