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Happy Birthday to one of our GREATEST AMERICANS EVER (NOT just African Americans)

Happy Birthday to one of our GREATEST AMERICANS EVER (NOT just African Americans)

Yet somehow, the only thing the media wants to talk about is all the violence and gang affiliation black men and women are involved in. Coincidence....I think not.

Entire senior class from an inner city Chicago high-school all going to college

The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen  African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932.   In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by any government agency.

The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United.

Vinnette Carroll (born March 11, 1922) was the first Black woman to direct on Broadway. Before pursuing an acting career she worked as a clinical psychologist. #TodayInBlackHistory

Vinnette Carroll (born March was the first Black woman to direct on Broadway. Before pursuing an acting career she worked as a clinical psychologist. - being a psychologist would certainly help deal with those awesome theatre people!

Dr Mark Dean is one of the most prominent black inventors in the field of computers. Dean started working at IBM in 1980 and was instrumental in the invention of the Personal Computer (PC). He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents.

Mark Dean started working at IBM in 1980 and was instrumental in the invention of the Personal Computer (PC). He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents.

This Day in Black History: Jan. 18, 1858 Daniel Hale Williams made history as the first person to perform a successful open-heart surgery. He was born on Jan. 18, 1858 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. At a young age he expressed interest in medicine and completed an apprenticeship with Dr. Henry Palmer, an accomplished surgeon. He finished his medical training at Chicago Medical College.

Key Highlights for McKinley Langford Burnett: Served as President of the Topeka Chapter NAACP in 1948 Attorney for the plaintiffs in Brown vs. Board of Education Recruited 13 black families to enroll their children in

Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode 1914 – 1994 was a decathlete and football star who went on to become a pioneering African American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960. He served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Theater-a decathlete and football star who went on to become a pioneering Black American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in

RIP, another African American pioneer ==> Morris "Morrie" Turner (December 11, 1923 – January 25, 2014) was a syndicated cartoonist, creator of the strip Wee Pals. Turner was the first nationally syndicated African-American cartoonist.

RIP, another African American pioneer ==> Morris "Morrie" Turner (December 1923 – January was a black-American syndicated cartoonist, creator of the strip Wee Pals. Turner was the first nationally syndicated African-American cartoonist.

Martin Luther King meets with Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy. Both ended up being victims of assassinations. It was a double tragedy for America !

Two influential leaders who were sadly taken too soon for speaking truths many were afraid to hear. (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.) And he who speaks no truth, lives.

Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. He was the first African-American to be so honored in history with the prize. Here are some other facts to know about Dr. Ralph Johnson...Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. He was the first…

Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late mediation.

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