Ruth Ellington Boatwright -- 16 years younger than her brother Duke Ellington, Ruth, planned to teach biology, graduating in 1939 from Columbia. She spent time in Europe studying languages and writing a thesis comparing the teaching of biology in NYC and Paris. (She stayed in Paris with Josephine Baker, a close friend of her brother.) But her plans took a turn in 1941, when Duke asked her to be president of his company, Tempo Music, and she managed her brother's business for over fifty…

Ruth Ellington Boatwright -- 16 years younger than her brother Duke Ellington, Ruth, planned to teach biology, graduating in 1939 from Columbia. She spent time in Europe studying languages and writing a thesis comparing the teaching of biology in NYC and Paris. (She stayed in Paris with Josephine Baker, a close friend of her brother.) But her plans took a turn in 1941, when Duke asked her to be president of his company, Tempo Music, and she managed her brother's business for over fifty…

Donyale Luna (1945 - 1979) was the first notable African American super model and the first black cover girl (Vogue Magazine).

Donyale Luna (1945 - 1979) was the first notable African American super model and the first black cover girl (Vogue Magazine).

The first people in China were Black An international study has found that the Chinese people originated not from Peking Man in northern China, but from early humans in East Africa who moved through South Asia to China some thousands of years ago.

The first people in China were Black An international study has found that the Chinese people originated not from Peking Man in northern China, but from early humans in East Africa who moved through South Asia to China some thousands of years ago.

Harlem Renaissance Librarian: The Biography of Regina Anderson Andrews (1901-1993), the first African American Supervising Librarian in the New York Public Library system. One of my personal inspirations.

Harlem Renaissance Librarian: The Biography of Regina Anderson Andrews (1901-1993), the first African American Supervising Librarian in the New York Public Library system. One of my personal inspirations.

Little Known Black History Fact:  Tia Norfleet is the first and only black woman racecar driver to be licensed by NASCAR.

Little Known Black History Fact: Tia Norfleet is the first and only black woman racecar driver to be licensed by NASCAR.

Find Inner Peace, Improve Your Happiness and Health with Leaf – World Smartest Piece of Jewelry. Free Shipping & Returns!

Find Inner Peace, Improve Your Happiness and Health with Leaf – World Smartest Piece of Jewelry. Free Shipping & Returns!

Black Stars - African American Women Scientists and Inventors

Black Stars - African American Women Scientists and Inventors

Hardcover - Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times Patricia Bath, M.D. Miriam E. Benjamin Ursula Burns Alexa Canady, M.D. Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. E More

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