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TIL Aunt Jemima was based on a real person, a successful black woman
TIL the author of The Three Musketeers & The Count of Monte Cristo was black
TIL after a Black female postmaster was wrongly pressured out of her post in Mississippi in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt continued to pay her federal salary and punished the town by rerouting their mail to Greenville, 30 miles away
TIL Six years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, his mother, Alberta King, was assassinated while playing the organ at her church
TIL that the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that segregation in schools was illegal in 1867, making Iowa one of the first states to integrate its schools.
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