On April 7, 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

On April 7, 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

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Ed Bradley (June 22, 1941 - November 9, 2006) American (best known for 26 years of award-winning work on 60 Minutes). During his career he covered the fall of Saigon, was the 1st Black TV correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored CBS Sunday Night with Ed Bradley).

Ed Bradley (June 22, 1941 - November 9, 2006) American (best known for 26 years of award-winning work on 60 Minutes). During his career he covered the fall of Saigon, was the 1st Black TV correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored CBS Sunday Night with Ed Bradley).

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The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality: Thomas M. Shapiro: 9780195181388: Amazon.com: Books

The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality: Thomas M. Shapiro: 9780195181388: Amazon.com: Books

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Journalist Ed Bradley  Bradley, the first African American at CBS to be a White House correspondent and a Sunday night anchor, covered a broad array of stories with insight and aplomb during his 39-year career, from war to politics to sensitive portraits of artists. He won virtually every broadcast news award -- some of them more than once.

Journalist Ed Bradley Bradley, the first African American at CBS to be a White House correspondent and a Sunday night anchor, covered a broad array of stories with insight and aplomb during his 39-year career, from war to politics to sensitive portraits of artists. He won virtually every broadcast news award -- some of them more than once.

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Max Robinson was the first African American broadcast network news anchor in the history of American television..

Max Robinson was the first African American broadcast network news anchor in the history of American television..

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Today, October 12th, we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997); an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

Today, October 12th, we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997); an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

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In 1995, Leslie Guy became the first African American woman in the United States to earn a master’s in science degree in art conservation. The University of Delaware graduate said the politics behind preservation efforts drew her to the degree.

In 1995, Leslie Guy became the first African American woman in the United States to earn a master’s in science degree in art conservation. The University of Delaware graduate said the politics behind preservation efforts drew her to the degree.

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African American Inventors List | African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what ...

African American Inventors List | African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what ...

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Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the first African American female transplant surgeon in America. She is currently the associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care in Delaware. With more than 200 live donor kidney transplants under her career, she holds extensive research credit in African American kidney donation.

Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the first African American female transplant surgeon in America. She is currently the associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care in Delaware. With more than 200 live donor kidney transplants under her career, she holds extensive research credit in African American kidney donation.

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