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First Lady Michelle Obama wipes away tears as she listens to her husband President Barack Obama speak at the dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 9/24/16. S&G

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Marie Van Brittany Brown invented the home security system in 1966, along with her husband Albert Brown.

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Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.

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AFRICANGLOBE - James Armistead Lafayette was the first African American double spy. An African American slave, Armistead was enslaved by William Armistead in Virginia during the American Revolution. James Armistead took the surname of Lafayette to honor General Lafayette, whom he served under in the Revolutionary War. Because Slave-owners seldom kept records of the births of the people they enslaved, it is unclear exactly when and where James Armistead was born, but most records agree that…

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African-American Faces Of The Civil War

With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the Civil War has been a hot topic. But for some people, like Rod Coddington, it's always an area of interest — blockbuster or not.

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Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator, the first female pilot of African American descent, and the first person of African American descent to have an international pilot license.

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Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height to Be Honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp

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African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what black inventors created that we use today

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Racism history for African Americans in a quick picture. The picture shows what…