Marian Anderson was the first African American invited to perform at the White House and the first to perform withRead more.
Who was Marie Maynard Daly? She was an educator, biochemist, researcher, science pioneer and the first African American woman inRead more.
5 Historic Elections Who Made History? This blog post highlights historic elections and trailblazing African Americans elected to keyRead more.
Ralph Bunche (1903-1971) was a diplomat, peace negotiator, advisor to presidents and the first African American to win the NobelRead more.
John S. Rock was the first black attorney admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Rock was born toRead more.
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? She was born to sharecropper parents on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi. TheRead more.
Who was James Beckwourth? He was an explorer, scout, fur trapper and mountain man. James Beckwourth (1798-1866) was born intoRead more.
Benjamin Fletcher (1890-1949) was a union leader and organizer in the early 1900’s. He joined the Industrial Workers of theRead more.
Organizing and managing logistics for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a massive undertaking. While mostRead more.
Larry Doby was the second African American to play major league baseball and the first to play in the AmericanRead more.
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