African American Inventors

I didn't know there were so many things invented by black people, especially when slavery was still so present in our society, I'm surprised that they were still given the recognition.

Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas (1931-1980) African American child actor that played the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’ end in 1944. Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the “pickaninny” stereotype, Thomas always defended his work in the series, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black Our Gang kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the…

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Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery. "In my library." #TheTravelingMan michaelpking.org

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a

Didn't know this!  So much untold Black History

Black History slave cemetery new York they were digging a new foundation in Manhattan, and they discovered a slave cemetery there. May their bones rest easy now that lynching is frowned upon.

Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what…

Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what racism with African Americans has been like with simple stats.

PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON For more about Meharry and the School Top-ten producer of African-American Ph.D.s in Biomedical Sciences Meharry is the second largest educator of African-American medical doctors and dentists in the United States. Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans.

Future doctors from Meharry Medical College-Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity innnnnnncorperated!

Dr. Georgia Rooks Dwelle: In 1900, she became the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school. Dr. Dwelle established the Dwelle Infirmary (1920) in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.

Spelman History is Women's History: Dr. Georgia Dwelle, -- When she entered Meharry Medical College in Dwelle became the first Spelman graduate to attend medical school, and in 1920 she established the Dwelle Infirmary, Georgia's first general

profeminist:   “❤   these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and…

profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind.

Did you know that Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap were all created by an African-American Man? Dr. Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemi

Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who created Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap.

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

Black Indian Slave Narratives: Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans . Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. From the interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s, this volume offers 27 of the most absorbing firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century…

African American History | African-American History-Famous Authors: Langston Hughes ...

There can be no Celebration of Black History, the Harlem Renaissance or the global literary world without the mention of James Mercer Langston Hughes. He was honor by the Postal Service in 20002 with his very own stamp during Black Heritage Month.

NASA's first African-American manager.  Dorothy Johnson Vaughan (1910–2008) was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1943.

NASA's first African-American manager. Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Mem

An African American woman sitting on car bumper, Shreveport, Louisiana, circa 1931. The Burns Archive

Woman sitting on car bumper, c. This stylish woman balances on a car bumper. Countless snapshots show people sitting on, in, or near cars, an indication of how important these vehicles are to us. © The Burns Archive.

Beautiful African American Makeup. I love this eye shadow, the lipstick, the blue nail polish, everything just seems to match perfectly with her dark skin! Check out more of my Friday Favorites!

Lauren Nicely(@lonicely) - Instagram photos and videos

I love this eye shadow, the lipstick, the blue nail polish, everything just seems to match perfectly with her dark skin! Check out more of my Friday Favorites!

Ruth Ellis' is an amazing advocate and people should learn more about her legacy.  http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/

She came out as a lesbian around and graduated from Springfield High School in In the she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African Americans.

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