Dr. Georgia Rooks Dwelle: In 1900, she became the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school. Dr. Dwelle established the Dwelle Infirmary (1920) in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.

Dr. Georgia Rooks Dwelle: In 1900, she became the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school. Dr. Dwelle established the Dwelle Infirmary (1920) in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.

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Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.  Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans.  After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself.  She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in…

Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans. After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself. She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in…

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Famous African American Inventors | Dr. Benjamin Carson separated the famous Siamese twins in 1987, http ...

Famous African American Inventors | Dr. Benjamin Carson separated the famous Siamese twins in 1987, http ...

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Sarah Breedlove, aka Madame C J Walker, African American inventor and businesswoman who left millions to philanthropy and  helped fund much of the Harlem renaissance.

Sarah Breedlove, aka Madame C J Walker, African American inventor and businesswoman who left millions to philanthropy and helped fund much of the Harlem renaissance.

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Famous African American Inventors | Home School: Black History Month--Famous Inventors

Famous African American Inventors | Home School: Black History Month--Famous Inventors

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A portrait of Jarena Lee, the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html

A portrait of Jarena Lee, the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html

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Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) invented an important part of the light bulb — the carbon filament.

Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) invented an important part of the light bulb — the carbon filament.

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Princeton NJ’s famous graduate Paul Robeson (1898-1976) is best known as the consummate “Renaissance Man.” He spoke or read over 20 languages, including Russian and Chinese. Robeson may have been the most internationally famous African American in the 1930’s. He carved out a lasting legacy as a world class artist, activist, singer, actor, lawyer, and athlete. A Phi Beta Kappa Rutgers University graduate and a Columbia Law School graduate, Robeson was the first African American “All…

Princeton NJ’s famous graduate Paul Robeson (1898-1976) is best known as the consummate “Renaissance Man.” He spoke or read over 20 languages, including Russian and Chinese. Robeson may have been the most internationally famous African American in the 1930’s. He carved out a lasting legacy as a world class artist, activist, singer, actor, lawyer, and athlete. A Phi Beta Kappa Rutgers University graduate and a Columbia Law School graduate, Robeson was the first African American “All…

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