4 Little Known Black History Facts

Happy Black History Month! February is not only considered a month of love, but it’s a time of celebration for Black people around the world. We all know of many notable Black historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman, but there are many other events and figures that have made Black history across the country. Here are just a few:

1. American TV’s First Interracial Kiss

Classic sci-fi tv show, Star Trek, shocked America in 1968 when the episode titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” featured an interracial kiss between Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura. According to the plot, the kiss was forced by the telekinetic powers of outside forces.

2. Cheryl Mills, The First Black Woman To Speak During An Impeachment Trial

During President Bill Clinton’s explosive impeachment trial in 1999, Cheryl Mills, a young attorney at the time, became not only the first woman to address the U.S. Senate, but the first Black person in history to do so. Cheryl’s