4 Little Known Black History Facts
opening statements made note of President Clinton’s mistakes while also mentioning Clinton’s support of minorities and women among other things, essentially humanizing him in the eyes of the Senate. Many believe that her words swayed the Senate to acquittal.
3. Reuben V. Anderson, The First Black Supreme Court Justice In Mississippi
In 1985, Reuben V. Anderson made history as he was sworn in as Mississippi’s first Black Supreme Court Justice. After attending Tougaloo College and earning his undergraduate degree, Reuben attended Ole Miss Law School and graduated in 1967.
He moved on to work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on a number of significant cases such as desegregation and voter rights matters. In 1976, Reuben was appointed as a municipal judge for the city of Jackson in 1981, he was promoted to circuit judge and by 1985 he was sworn in to his new position as Supreme Court Justice
4. The Fultz Quadruplets
The Fultz Quadruplets, Mary Louise, Mary Ann, Mary Alice, and Mary Catherine, were the first Black identical quadruplet babies born in the United States in 1946. The Quads were born in what was referred to as “the basement”, which was the Blacks-only wing of the North Carolina hospital.
News of the birth spread quickly and The Quads quickly rose to fame. They appeared in ad campaigns for