12019-03-12T23:57:35+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282414plainpublished2019-08-21T10:35:28+00:00AnonymousOn June 24, 1967, the Pittsburgh Courier included a regular feature, “Facts about the Negro” by J. A. Rogers and illustrated by A. S. Milai. Joel Augustus Rogers, a Jamaican-American journalist and historian, published 100 Amazing Facts about the Negro with Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro in 1934 and started writing a “Your History” column in the Courier that same year. In 1962, Rogers retitled the “Your History” column “Facts about the Negro.” See this post by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for more information on J. A. Rogers. Hundreds of Rogers’ “Facts about the Negro” appeared in the Courier, and this one highlights African-American abolitionist and historian William Wells Brown, Charles Cordier’s “Negro Women of the Colonies“ ethnographic sculptures, and Tirhaquah who ruled in Egypt around 690 B.C. Sam Milai, Courier editorial cartoonist, did the illustrations for the “Facts about the Negro” pieces.
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