Sharp Dressed Young Man, 1941 African American teenage boy dressed up for the Easter parade, Chicago, Illinois, 1941. Photographer Edwin Rosskam for the U.S. Office of War Information. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb
Nina Mae McKinney (1912 – 1967) was an African American actress who worked internationally during the 1930s and in the postwar period in theatre, film and television. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" in Europe because of her striking beauty, McKinney was one of the first African-American film stars in the United States, as well as one of the first African Americans to appear on British television.Credit: www.Doctormacro.com
The FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER, Charles W. Follis (holding ball), born February 3, 1879, in Cloverdale, Virginia. He attended Wooster High School and helped establish the first varsity football team, playing right halfback and team captain. In 1901, he entered the College of Wooster. Rather than playing football for the college, he played for the town’s amateur football team – where he earned the nickname of the “BLACK CYCLONE FROM WOOSTER.”
While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.