Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these "amazing facts" are an homage.
Who was the first African American? Answer.
Who was North America's first black president? Answer.
Who was Africa's first ambassador to Europe? Answer.
Who was the first black to explore the West? Answer.
How many slaves landed in the U.S.? Find out.
Which slave wrote his way out of slavery? Answer.
What was North America's first black town? Answer.
What happened to George Washington's runaway slave Harry? Answer.
Who led the first back-to-Africa effort? Answer.
Who was the first black saint? Answer.
What was America's first black town? Answer.
Who was the first black man to see the baby Jesus? Answer.
What's the truth behind "40 acres and a mule"? Answer.
Did dogs really eat slaves, like in Django? Answer.
Where was the first Underground Railroad? Answer.
What was the second Middle Passage? Answer.
Meet Joel Augustus Rogers
Read more about the man who inspired the "100 Amazing Facts About the Negro" series, and then tell us what you'd like to know about black history, using the comment area below.
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