The United States succeeded Denmark as the sovereign authority in the Virgin Islands on this date in 1917. Its name changed from the “Danish West Indies” to “Virgin Islands of the United States”. Click Here to purchase your copy of “History of the Virgin Islands of the United States: A” by I. Dookhan
The Continental Congress approved President George Washington’s request to enlist Black soldiers in the Revolutionary War on this date in 1776. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Come All You Brave Soldiers: Blacks In The Revolutionary War” by Clinton Cox
OK. There are cute movies, there are good movies, there are very good movies, and there are Oscar-worthy movies. Sometimes, Oscar himself doesn’t seem to know the difference!