Benjamin Montgomery was born an enslaved African in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. His master was Joseph Davis, a Mississippi planter and older brother of future President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis. Blackinventor.com mentions that Davis’ children taught Montgomery how to read and write, and he was assigned to run the general store on the Davis Bend Plantation. Because of his excellent work, Davis put Montgomery in charge of overseeing the entirety of his purchasing and shipping operations on the plantation.
As the New Year approaches, it’s time to revisit the previous year, take stock, and plan changes for the coming year. While many people make sweeping New Year’s resolutions that often fall by the wayside, these five resolution options may involve less effort to achieve throughout the coming year and beyond.
Candide Thovex is a professional French freestyle skier who’s known for his creative approach to the sport. Creative in this instance meaning incredibly dangerous and jaw-droppingly awesome.
During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel exactly one year ago today,Kobe Bryant talked about the influence that Michael Jackson had on him. According to Kobe, the other MJ used to talk to him about how he studied great musicians in order to propel himself to the heights that he eventually reached. Kobe told Kimmel that the King of Pop’s approach really resonated with him and showed him what he would need to do to be considered one of the best basketball players of all time. You can rewatch that Kimmel interview here:
Some animals are capable of magnetoreception—an added sense that helps them detect magnetic fields. European scientists have now learned that the molecule responsible for this trait is also found in the eyes of dogs and some primates, which suggests they too might be capable of seeing magnetic fields.
The honorable minister Louis Farrakhan is offering Beyoncé Knowles security from the Nation of Islam for her upcoming world tour.