Selected Black Facts for December 11Selected Black Facts for December 119EC8DCF6-C843-4bb9-8B62-F3B27057CBE1Copyright © 1997-2009 Blackfacts.com2013-12-11T00:00:00-05:00http://www.blackfacts.com/images/Blackfacts-Logo.pngCommuniversal RSS Generator1083http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/90c29eb1-cfbd-4543-a720-3046af05db12George Rogers is awarded the Heisman Trophy2013-12-11T10:57:26ZGeorge Rogers is awarded the Heisman TrophyCopyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/3c2de25a-5eec-44e0-bb63-a40e8d208a6bU.S. Supreme Court Reversed Conviction2013-12-11T10:57:26ZU.S. Supreme Court reversed conviction of sixteen sit-in students who had been arrested in Baton Rouge.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/be0e72dd-9ecd-47e5-bc0d-b02a411c4ed4Lewis Latimore2013-12-11T10:57:26ZLewis Latimore died on this day in Flushing, NY on this day. Employed as a chief draftsman, Mr. Latimore makes the drawings for Alexander Graham Bell's telephone (1870).Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/2210af58-8ab7-47f9-957e-547ebb1ee36dLouis Latimer dies2013-12-11T10:57:26ZLouis Latimer began his career as one of Alexander Graham Bell's draftsmen ... but he quickly developed into a widely respected scientist and inventor. After leaving Bell's company, Latimer joined a little business called General Electric which was begun by some guy named Thomas Edison.
Latimer was the only Africa...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/48ee15d4-2c8a-478a-9a26-f32a35182844Blues singer Willlie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, born2013-12-11T10:57:26ZBlues singer Willlie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, bornCopyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/9a182d69-05bc-41c9-942d-2c503afc0791Jazz Migration2013-12-11T10:57:26ZJazz migration began. Joe Oliver left New Orleans and settled in Chicago and was joined by other stars.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/4a574241-ec0e-4662-b316-941a7fc3fb01Black Soliders Die2013-12-11T10:57:26ZThirteen Black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/f65f9e0d-6b03-4ef6-8d9b-7d8d4e8c7bacLynchings2013-12-11T10:57:26ZThirty-six Blacks reporters lynched in 1917.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/7cc3cb1b-3cd2-4f4a-b40d-213df460e237John E. Bush2013-12-11T10:57:26ZJohn E. Bush, former slave and later teacher, died on this day but not before being appointed receiver of the US Land Office in Little Rock, AR (1898).Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/3f0d2b07-6426-4218-94c9-683b1491c5ac1st Governor2013-12-11T10:57:26ZP.B.S Pinchback became the 1st African American governor of an American state, LouisianaCopyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.com