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Happy Birthday, Althea Gibson (and fellow FAMU alumna)! The Harlem native became the first African American ever to win a championship in Britain's historic Wimbledon tournament.

Not only did the Moors in their European conquests leave their learning, their culture & their arts. Their blood, the blood of Africa, was to remain & flow in the veins of many a European, be he aristocrat or commoner. These sons of Africa left for the benefit of Europe, particularly Spain & even more so, Portugal. It is this African cultural heritage which set in motion the expansion of Europe.

Before NAACP! The Niagara Movement was a movement of African-American intellectuals that was founded in 1905 at Niagara Falls by such prominent men as W. E. B. DuBois and William Monroe Trotter. The movement was dedicated to obtaining civil rights for African-Americans. In 1909, the Niagara Movement was hampered by a lack of funds, and many members (including DuBois) joined the newly-founded National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In 1947, Dr. Marie Daly became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry when she graduated from Columbia University. A trailblazer in the field of biochemistry, Dr. Daly researched the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease.

Poet, Phyllis Wheatley, born 1753 in Boston MA. First African American woman to be published

Phillis Wheatley/Women’s Memorial, Boston, MA

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Della Reese, patti LaBelleGayle King Ruby Dee c.2006,

Adm. Michelle Howard becomes first four-star woman AND the first four-star African American in Navy history. She’ll take over as the vice chief of naval operations, the No. 2 officer in the service. It’s the latest achievement for Howard, who previously was the first African-American woman to serve as a three-star officer in the U.S. military and command a U.S. Navy ship. Among her many accomplishments, she led the task force that rescued the real life Captain Phillips of the coast of Africa.

Dr. Patricia Era Bath is an African American and Native American ophthalmologist, inventor of the Laserphaco Probe. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.

President Obama and Toni Morrison

Habiba Akumu Obama, President Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and his father, Barack Obama, Sr., is seated on Habiba's lap.

Did Obama's grandmother say he was born in Kenya ?

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My wish for you...Maya Angelou

empowerment quotes by maya angelou | women empowerment quotes and sayings ...

Women Empowerment Quotes Maya Angelou

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We remember author and poet Maya Angelou, who passed away today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As we reflect on her legacy, we share pieces of unforgettable wisdom she shared with us.

Three Unforgettable Pieces of Wisdom Maya Angelou Shared with Us

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We remember author and poet Maya Angelou, who passed away today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As we reflect on her legacy, we share pieces of unforgettable wisdom she shared with us.

Three Unforgettable Pieces of Wisdom Maya Angelou Shared with Us

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Frida Khalo

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Camp Atwater Ballet Group, 1951 ~ Beautiful moment in history

African American Inventors List | African-American Scientists and Inventors - New

The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company was a carriage building firm, and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer. The company was founded by Charles Richard Patterson, who was born into slavery in April 1833 on a plantation in Virginia.

Physicist and inventor George Carruthers built his first telescope at age 10,. Carruthers has developed ways to use ultraviolet imaging in order to view images in deep space that were previously impossible to see. In 1972, Carruthers invented the "Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectograph," the first moon-based observatory. It was used in the Apollo 16 mission. Then, in 1986, one of his inventions captured an image of Hailey's Comet—the first time a comet had ever been pictured from space.

African-American Inventors

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Alice Coachman, 88. High Jump. Coachman was the first African Descent American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games

Their Golden Years

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Jennifer Lawrence-This gives me more respect for her than any other actress out there!!!

Twitter / ThatsSarcasm: Why I love her ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Site in Atlanta, Georgia

Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Woman 2014

Jackie Ormes was the first African-American female cartoonist. Ormes' cartoon characters — Torchy Brown, Candy, Patty-Jo & Ginger — delighted readers of African-American newspapers such as the Chicago Defender and Pittsburgh Courier between 1937-56.

Judith Jamison's book - Aspects of a Dancer