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CMSGT Fred Archer, Tuskegee Airmen, The first African American to earn the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force

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Edward P. McCabe, Kansas State Auditor, 1883-1887 one of the early settlers in Nicodemus. Born in 1850 in New York, McCabe began his political career as clerk of Graham County in 1880,one of the first African American officials to be appointed in Kansas. McCabe became the Kansas state auditor in 1882 and served as deputy auditor of Oklahoma Territory from 1897 to 1907. He also founded the city of Langston, Oklahoma.

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John L. Wilson Jr., 91, Architect Of Harlem River Houses, Is Dead

John Lewis Wilson was the only black person appointed to a team of seven architects to design the Harlem River Houses in New York. Wilson came from a prominent Mississippi family. He was the first black student to attend Columbia University’s School of Architecture in 1923. Source: Blacks Firsts: Groundbreaking Events in African American History

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MATTHIAS DE SOUZA:THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO SERVE IN A US LEGISLATIVE BODY 200 YEARS BEFORE CIVIL WAR. Link to the site to read more.

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Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American selected to be an astronaut. He was also a test pilot and senior United States Air Force pilot with over 2,500 flight hours.

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Barrington Irving is the first African American to fly solo around the world and, as of 2010, the youngest person to complete the feat. He made his flight at the age of 23. Irving was born in Kingston, Jamaica on November 11th, 1983

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On November 6,1880, George Poage was born. He was the 1st African American athlete to win a medal in the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis. He passed in 1962, aged 82.

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15 Books That Each Black Individual Ought to Peruse | Niki QueenBee's Mobile Blog

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