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Members of the Southern Negro Youth Congress Meet With Idaho Senator Glen Taylor, 1947

Members of the Southern Negro Youth Congress Meet With Idaho Senator Glen Taylor, 1947

Fultz Quadruplets (born May 23, 1946, Rockingham, North Carolina) became the 1st identical African American quadruplets on record. They are pictured meeting President Kennedy.

Fultz Quadruplets (born May Rockingham, North Carolina) became the identical African American quadruplets on record. They are pictured meeting President Kennedy.

In 1969 Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress.  She served for 14 years and also she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972 (Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination).

Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: MME ABOMAH "THE AFRICAN GIANTESS," : THE TALLEST LADY IN THE WORLD

In Ella Williams from Laurence County, South Carolina was born. Barely missing by a few months, she was born a free woman. She would grow, and grow, and then grow some more until she would be known as the world’s tallest woman “African Giantess”.

African American Inventors List | African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what ...:

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

Did you know?? #blackhistorymonth

Did you know?? #blackhistorymonth

Claudia Gordon, the first deaf African American female attorney in the U.S., has been an advocate for people with disabilities since high school. It was her desire to address societal barriers faced by people with disabilities that motivated her to pursue a legal education and career. Since graduating from law school and being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Claudia has conducted numerous empowerment & legal education outreach and training to organizations in both the U.S. & St. Thomas USVI.

“This incredible woman is Claudia Gordon, Claudia Gordon, the first Black deaf female attorney in the U., has been an advocate for people with disabilities since high school. It was her desire to address societal barriers faced by.

John Singleton born on January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA * ♄ Saturn in ♓ Pisces Fargh Althani P.3. * ♃ Jupiter ℞ in ♌ Leo Al Jabha P.4. * ♂ Mars in ♒ Aquarius Sa'd al Su'ud P.4. * ☽ Moon in ♓ Pisces * ♀ Venus in ♏ Scorpio Al Iklil P.3. * ☿ Mercury in ♐ Sagittarius Al Balda P.1. * ☉ Sun in ♐ Sagittarius Al Na'am P.3. (Chitra Paksha's sidereal delineations)

Director Ordered to Make Domestic Violence Film

John Daniel Singleton To tie-in with the launch of the BFI’s Black Star season, presents Black Cinema Season, a celebration of black filmmaking talent both in front of and behind the camera.

The first black woman to serve as a mayor of a major U.S. city was Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly, Washington, DC, 1991–1995. Read more: Famous Firsts by African Americans (Inventors, Government, Law, Literature, Film) | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmfirsts.html#ixzz2alRkGsME

The first African-American woman to serve as a Mayor of a major U. city was Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly, Washington, DC,

Garrett Morgan 1877-1963 Inventor:  Gas Mask and Traffic Signal. The son of former slaves, Garrett Morgan was born in Kentucky,1877. His early childhood was spent attending school and working on the family farm. While still a teenager, he left Kentucky and moved north to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of opportunity.  Although Garrett Morgan's formal education never took him beyond elementary school, he hired a tutor while living in Cincinnati and continued his studies in English grammar.

Garrett Morgan: Inventor of the Gas Mask and Traffic Signal

Garrett Augustus Morgan - Cleveland inventor and businessman who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector aka gas mask.

African American Debutante Ball by Black History Album, via Flickr

Debutante Ball ~ Group of women in evening dresses in a ballroom, attending the Bachelor Benedict Club (men's club) sponsored annual Debutante Ball, circa Addison Scurlock, photographer.

Grimke Sisters were some of the first women to act in American social reform movements. Their father, chief judge of the Supreme Court of S.C. was strong on slavery and subordination of women. Raised on a plantation, saw slavery. They started working for the abolition movement, learned just how powerless women were in politics. Were the first women to address the Mass. state legislature, causing a scandal, but attracted thousands. Lived to see the slaves freed and to vote themselves.

Sarah & Angelina Grimke, born to a slave-owning supreme-court judge in Charleston. They fled north, where their deep personal revulsion of slavery led them to become the first females to speak in public in the US.

Ms Jackson graduated from Hampton Institute in 1942 with degrees in physical science and mathematics

Hidden Figures reveals story of black female Nasa scientists

Mary Winston Jackson (April 1921 – February was an American mathematician and aerospace engineer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Alice Augusta Ball (1892 – 1916).  Developed an injectable oil extract that was the most effective treatment of leprosy until the 1940s. She was  the first woman and first African American to graduate from the University of Hawaii with a master's degree

Alice Augusta Ball – Developed an injectable oil extract that was the most effective treatment of leprosy until the She was the first woman and first African American to graduate from the University of Hawaii with a master's degree

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