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Tell Us What Black History Fact You Didn’t Learn In School That You Wish You Had

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Black History Month comes around every year, and each time it seems like the same facts and people are celebrated.

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The truth is, there are so many lesser-known facts about black heroes in the company of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Muhammad Ali.

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For instance, we know about Jackie Robinson's celebrated Baseball Hall of Fame record, but did you know that he cofounded the black-owned (and -controlled) Freedom National Bank in 1964?

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It was a historical moment when Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States, but did you know that he's also a Grammy Award winner, along with Michelle Obama? Both Barack and Michelle won Grammys for Best Spoken Word Album.

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We’re familiar with Rosa Parks, but before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Claudette Colvin — who was only 15 years old at the time — was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, after she refused to give up her seat to a white woman.

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Maybe you’ve always had a self-taught approach to learning and gained black history knowledge that you never learned in school.

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We want to hear of the lesser-known facts that you feel should be celebrated more during Black History Month and beyond.

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Comment below with the black history facts that you found to be surprising, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video.