Black History Untold Stories

Little known but inspirational stories from black history

The Black Man Who Looked Too Much Like Abraham Lincoln

The name of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, is inextricably linked with African Americans. Lincoln was elected President in 1860 on a platform of prohibiting the spread of slavery into the U. S. territories, like Kansas and Nebraska, that had not yet become states. His most famous single act during the Civil […]

Roger C. Terry: A Tuskegee Airman Sacrifices His Career For Justice

Roger C. Terry (1921-2009) was a U. S. Army Air Forces officer in World War II. In his short military career, Terry compiled a record most people would classify as miserable: he was court-martialed for shoving a superior officer, convicted, fined, reduced in rank, and kicked out of the service with a dishonorable discharge. But […]

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