French figure skaters Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur - the first black figure skating couple to compete at the Olympic Games.    Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Highlights-from-the-2010-Vancouver-Olympic-Games/7#ixzz22PunRddO

French figure skaters Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur - the first black figure skating couple to compete at the Olympic Games.

Vonetta Flowers, first  African  American to win gold in winter  Olympics

Vonetta Flowers became the first Black athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Three Negro Congressmen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Lynch Lynch was a Mississippi congressman during the Reconstruction era. He was born a slave to his white father Patrick Lynch. His mother Catherine White was a slave of mixed European and African heritage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_DePriest Oscar Stanton De Priest (March 9, 1871 - May 12, 1951) was an American lawmaker and civil rights advocate who served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1929 to

Three Black Congressmen May John R. Lynch was a Mississippi congressman during the Reconstruction era. Oscar Stanton De Priest served as a U. Representative from Illinois from and Thomas E. Miller served as a South Carolina Congressman in

Men of Destinction*

OPOAA, Old Photographs of African Americans. Unknown photographs of African Americans to be identified by Researchers and Family Historians

Africa

Take a walk in space!

20 years ago today Bernard Anthony Harris Jr became the first African-American to spacewalk!

Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.

Mid-Century Breakthrough: Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in

Meet The First Asian American Gold Medalist, 91 Year-Old Sammy Lee |  The last time the Olympics were in London in 1948 was also the first time an Asian American won a gold medal in the Games. That distinction belongs to 91 year-old Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, who was born in Fresno, CA and is of Korean descent. \\ Amazing story

Samuel “Sammy” Lee, was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U. at the 1948 London games, and the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving.

U.S. Navy names Michelle Howard the first 4-star female Admiral - The glass ceiling broken again - after 236years Michelle Howard has been named, the first woman in the U.S. navy"s history, a four star admiral.   Along with this honor she's also been promoted to Navy's second highest position:  the Vice Admiral of Naval Operations.  - June 30, 2014

U.S. Navy names Michelle Howard the first 4-star female Admiral

Navy names Michelle Howard the first female Admiral - The glass ceiling broken again - after Michelle Howard has been named, the first woman in the U. navy"s history, a four star admiral. Along with this honor she's also been prom

Winter Olympics, Figure Skating, Winter Olympic Games

May 3, 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks & other minorities were legally not enforceable in Shelley v Kraemer. The Shelley's shown here in the photo purchased a home in a St. Louis area where 39 people owned 57 parcels of land. In February of 1911 30 of the owners signed an agreement or a restrictive covenant not to sell to African or Asian Americans. In August of 1945 the Shelley's purchased a home in the neighborhood. Kraemer's sued.

May 1948 Supreme Court ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer that federal and state courts could not enforce restrictive convenants which barred persons from owning or occupying property because of their race.

From left standing: Nigerian printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya, and Ghana born Nigerian artist El Anatsui, seated from left: Ivorian artist Youssouf Bath and Kenyan artist Rosemary Karuga

From left standing: Nigerian printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya, and Ghana born Nigerian artist El Anatsui, seated from left: Ivorian artist Youssouf Bath and Kenyan artist Rosemary Karuga

Always try don't regret like ⚾

American Manhood in Black & White: Jackie Robinson,American baseball player who became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball,

Patrick Healy was born on February 2, 1834 in Macon, Georgia to an Irish American father and a mother who was a mulatto domestic slave. His mother, Eliza Clark, had been a slave on his father’s plantation. Although Michael and Eliza had a committed, exclusive relationship, Georgia banned interracial marriage and defined their children as slaves & could not receive an education in their home state due to laws restricting illegitimate children and slaves by birth from attending school. He was…

Patrick Francis Healy became a Jesuit. Patrick Francis Healy was the Black person to obtain a Ph. from Louvain University in Belgium & became the black Jesuit, as well as the Black president of Georgetown University in D.

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