Little Known Black History Facts - from "The Hood" Here are some brothers and sisters who were “somehow” left out of our Black History books! Please add these overlooked facts to your "firsts", while teaching your family, friends or students these important events during Black History month: Dedrick "Slick" Lawrence - First person to wear a full length fur coat in the summer Sequoia Brimley - First person to go straight to church on Sunday after leaving the club earlier that morning. LOUISE PERKINS: First person to attempt to climb into a casket at a funeral. THADDEUS COLLINS: First person to wear a shower cap outside. CEEPHUS MCCOY: First to ask for change back from a church collection plate. Amelia Wooten - First to start a soul train line at a wedding reception. Edna B. Cash - First to refer to soap operas as "the stories." Drew Graves - First to sell bootleg music and movies in the barber shops and outside grocery stores. Johnston Green - First to refer to someone as "high yellow." Precious Robinson - First person to keep her good jewelry in a Crown Royal bag. Jamaica Masby - First to throw her hands in the air and wave them around as if she just didn't care. Bennett "June Bug" McDaniel - Coined the phrase "My name is Bennett, and I ain't in it." Roland Jones - Perfected the "make four cuts on the edges of the bologna” to keep the middle from bubbling up. Jonathan "Lil' Johnny" Porter - First person to tell a woman he'd drink her bathwater. Maa’Dal Due’s – The first person to serve Hogshead cheese as a appetizers. Marquita Parker - First person investigated by the "Child Protection Service" for burning her child's ears with a hot comb. REV. W.J. SHANKLIN: Inventor of the church building fund Joseph Foster - First to inform people that you can't eat just anybody's chit'lins Etta Lee Green - First person to call somebody "worsome." Rufus Wellsley - First man to shoot someone over a game of spades VERNON MCDANIELS: First person to eat a mayonaise sandwich. Neeka "Nee" Hollsworth - First person to use the phrase "than a mug" to describe something (i.e. - "It is colder than a mug out here!"). Tyrone Clayburn - First person to refer to someone as a "play cousin." Raynard Mack - First person to put a utility bill in a child's name. JOHNNIE MAE WILKINS: First person to proclaim herself "too blessed to be stressed." Georgia Buston - First person to attempt to heal a broken limb with Vicks and Witch Hazel. WILLIE LAMBERT: First man to slap the taste out of somebody's mouth. Trisha Jones: First person to have "been had" something (i.e. –"You just now getting that new Kenny Lattimore CD? Man, I been had that"). Jason Hill - First person to purchase less than a dollar's worth of gas. DELORES "BIG MAMA" COLE: First person to refer to diabetes as " sugar." ORVILLE WASHINGTON : First man to "wish a motherf**ker would...." Buford Humphries - First man to walk into a salon and request that his hair be "fried, dyed, and laid to the side." AMBROSE WILLOBY: First person to tell someone that they "don't know nothin' bout this" Tenitra Hollbrook: First person to call somebody a player-hater. SAMUEL HINKLEY, JR.: First person to get their hair "konked" while sitting in a Wicker Chair VONIQUE BATES: First person to successfully slap the black off of someone. MAYBELL BROWN: First person to cover a piece of furniture in plastic for everyday use. THALMA MARTIN: First person to tell someone… "***** please” Tas’shru Davis : The first person to wear house shoes to the grocery store These Brothers and Sisters have been omitted from the history books. After having read this, now you’ll know why.