On and the Tom Joyner Morning Show we celebrate Black History every single day. Here are the top ten most interesting Little Known Black History Facts we’ve discovered. For more information on these facts, check out our archive of Little Known Black History Facts. 

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1. Sarah Baartman

Sarah Baartman

Kim Kardashian referenced the “Hottentot” Venus in her backside bearing Paper magazine cover. Sarah Saartjie Baartman was exploited for her curves and put on display in Europe for many years.

2. The Muse Brothers

The Muse Brothers

These twin brothers were a carnival attraction who gained a lot of attention with their unique look.

3. Gerald Lawson

Gerald Lawson

This engineer and inventor is the reason why disc-based home video games exist.

4. Joan Little

Joan Little

The Joan Little sexual assault case brought attention to sexual assault in the U.S.

5. Frederick Jones

Frederick Jones

Frederick Jones was an inventor who was responsible for the creation of the cooling system on refrigerated trucks.

6. Fredi Washington

Fredi Washington

Fredi Washington was an actress who later got involved in the civil rights struggle.

7. Philippa Schuyler

Philippa Schuyler

Philippa Schuyler was a piano prodigy who had an unconventional upbringing and life.

8. The McKoy Twins

The McKoy Twins

The McKoy twins were conjoined twins who were put on display from childhood.

9. Sarah Rector

Sarah Rector

Sarah Rector was once the richest Black child in America.