In May 1961, a group of men and women, blacks and whites, departed Washington, DC on two public interstate buses.Read more.
Oliver Lewis (1856-1924) was the first African American and the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. The first DerbyRead more.
Maggie Lena Walker
When Maggie Lena Walker was just a teen she joined the local chapter of the Independent Order of St. Luke,Read more.
Countee Cullen was one of the best known poets to emerge during the Harlem Renaissance. He was born Countee LeroyRead more.
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Jessie Redmon Fauset, poet, editor, essayist and novelist, saw the Harlem Renaissance as a historical educational opportunity. For her itRead more.
Arna Bontemps, Harlem Renaissance poet and novelist was born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He graduated from PacificRead more.
Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery in 1818 in Dinwiddie, Virginia. She was sent out to work by her enslaverRead more.
Constance Baker Motley
Constance Baker Motley (1921-2005) was the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge. She was appointed byRead more.
Susie King Taylor
Susie King Taylor was one of the first people to write about her experience with a “colored regiment” during theRead more.
Marian Anderson was the first African American invited to perform at the White House and the first to perform withRead more.
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