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The 18 Best Little Known Black History Facts

The Tumblr is back for its fourth year of teaching the people what The Man doesn't want them to know. Illustrations by Xavier Payne.

Posted on February 13, 2014, at 12:32 p.m. ET

1. Louise Perkins

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2. Troy Booker

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3. Virgil T. Banks

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4. Jamaica Masby

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5. Deon Travis

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6. Delores "Big Mama" Cole

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7. Orville Washington

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8. Clayton Dean Smith

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9. Quintessa Higgins

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10. Pauletta "Pooh" Spencer

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11. Courtney "Flow" Ellis

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12. Dwayne Freeman

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13. Janet Miles-Quarry

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14. Charmaine Daniels-Brown

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15. Peter "Sweet Pete" Worsh

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16. Oris "O-Nassty" Flowers

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17. Natoria "DontHateMeCauseYouAintMeBabyJustCongratulateMe" Offut

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18. Edna B. Cash

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Illustrations by the intensely talented Xavier Payne

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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