Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - STATUE OF CLARA BROWN After Brown was freed from slavery, she moved to Colorado, where she became an important community leader, helping other former slaves to settle there. The slave cabin to the right, from about 1853, had been on Edisto Island in South Carolina.


Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.


Dr. Condoleezza Rice, PhD, American political scientist, pianist, professor & diplomat. She was the 1st African American woman, the 2nd African American & the 2nd woman to serve as US Secretary of State. She also was the 1st woman to serve as National Security Advisor. She has been criticized for her connection to George W. Bush, WMD/Iraq War, her conservative views & lack of engagement with the Black community. She is currently a Stanford professor & Hoover Institute Sr. Fellow.


Frank E. Petersen Jr. (USMC) (born March 2, 1932 in Topeka, Kansas) is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general. #TodayInBlackHistory


Cathy Hughes : Net Worth $460 Million. Source of wealth : As an Entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of Radio One. This is the largest African American owned broadcasting company in the U.S. with 70 radio stations nationwide. She also started the TV One network with other investers and aquired the Blackplanet social network website in 2008.


Katherine Mary Dunham, dancer, choreographer, author, educator, & social activist, aka "Matriarch & Queen Mother of Black dance" & "dancer Katherine the Great". She had one of the most successful dance careers in American & European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company (the only self-supported American Black dance troupe at that time). She was an innovator in African-American modern dance, as well as a leader in the field of ethnochoreology (dance anthropology)…


Johnnetta B. Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art! Dr. Cole was the first African American female president of Spelman College from 1987-1997. She was also president of Bennett College from 2002-2007.