In 1867, thousands of formerly enslaved African Americans in New Orleans protested and achieved desegregation of the city’s streetcars, nearly 90 years before the bus boycotts in Montgomery.
Many African-Americans have Irish last names (e.g. Shaquille O’Neal) because Irish and Blacks lived side by side in the ghettos of 19th century America.
Korla Pandit, a prolific 1940’s musician from India and one of TV’s first musical stars, was actually an African American man from Missouri. His secret lasted until his death.
80% of African-American women are overweight or obese.