Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson (1866-1955) DJ Name: MatthYOUUUU(soulja boy tell ‘em) Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole with Mrs. Claus, who bakes lots of snowflake-shaped cookies, and their posse of elves and reindeer. But lots of people are unaware that someone else once stepped foot on that barren land of ice and snowContinue reading “Matthew Henson”

Nellie Cashman

Nellie Cashman (1845-1925) DJ Name: Ca$h Ca$h  Did you remember to wear your favorite green clothing item yesterday, or were you pinched because you’re a cotton-headed ninny-muggins? Since it’s (still) Women’s History Month and just one day after St. Patrick’s Day, we’re combining the topics of “women” and “Irish” to provide this week’s shuffler: NellieContinue reading “Nellie Cashman”

Hazel M. Johnson

Hazel M. Johnson (1935-2011) DJ Name: Hazed & Confused Years before Greta Thunberg said “how dare you” to a bunch of big boi politicians who are daring to not do anything about climate change, Hazel M. Johnson fought for environmental justice in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods and worked to improve living conditions for those in publicContinue reading “Hazel M. Johnson”

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895) DJ Name: Crumpin’ Crumpler Fun fact! When Dr. Dre said “I need a doctor” in 2011, they were actually referring to DJ Dr. Crumpin’ Crumpler. That’s right, Rebecca Lee Crumpler literally brought Dr. Dre back to life because she was THAT good of a doctor. OK, but for real, Rebecca LeeContinue reading “Rebecca Lee Crumpler”

Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907) DJ Name: Lizzy Smalls ‘Twas a Tuesday night at the White House in 1861, and Mary Todd Lincoln was all aflutter. She simply would not have enough time to don her corset and flowered headpiece before she had to descend the stairs to the evening’s festivities. The White House’s seamstress, Elizabeth Keckley,Continue reading “Elizabeth Keckley”