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Today in Black History: January 2

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Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), american film director

Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), american film director (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The filmmaker Oscar Micheaux was born on this day in 1884. He first formed his own production company to produce his novel, The Homesteader, then went on to produce more than 30 more films.

 

 

 

 

 

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, Ph.D. graduati...

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, Ph.D. graduation, University of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was born on this day in 1898. She was the first African-American to receive a doctorate in economics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. John Hope Franklin, historian and author, was born on this day in 1915.

 

 

 

 

 

CliffordWhartonMSUDr. Clifton Wharton, Jr. Became the 14th president of Michigan State University on this day in 1970, becoming the first African-American president of a predominately white university.

 

 

Credit: Black History Facts

 

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