Black history month

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The horrible history of "human zoos"

Published Feb. 29, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the horrible history of "human zoos."

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The heartbreaking stories behind these "information wanted" ads

Published Feb. 29, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn the heartbreaking story behind ads like these.

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Betsey, Lucy, Anarcha and their tragic place in medical history

Published Feb. 28, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, meet Betsey, Lucy and Anarcha, women cruelly forced into medical history.

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Meet a new member of the Lewis & Clark expedition

Published Feb. 26, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the unknown member of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

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The first non-Native settlers of America

Published Feb. 25, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the first non-Native settlers of America.

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Introducing the godmother of rock 'n' roll

Published Feb. 24, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock 'n' roll.

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A coin worth more than just money

Published Feb. 23, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about this special coin.

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Meet one of the heroes of Pearl Harbor

Published Feb. 22, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about one of the key heroes of Pearl Harbor.

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Meet the man behind Jack Daniel's

Published Feb. 21, 2020

Everybody knows Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. But do you know the man behind the booze? Derek Mosley's latest Black History Month post takes us back to the past.

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The true story behind the invention of inoculation in America

Published Feb. 20, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the history behind inoculation in America.

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Did you know who founded the city of Chicago?

Published Feb. 17, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the first non-Native settler of Chicago.

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The forgotten history behind cowboys

Published Feb. 16, 2020

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn about the forgotten history of cowboys.