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Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He also served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland in the MD General Assembly and was the 1st African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker pro Tempore, the 2nd highest position in the House of Delegates. He has a BA from Howard University and a JD from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
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Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He also served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland in the MD General Assembly and was the 1st African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker pro Tempore, the 2nd highest position in the House of Delegates. He has a BA from Howard University and a JD from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He also served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland in the MD General Assembly and was the 1st African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker pro Tempore, the 2nd highest position in the House of Delegates. He has a BA from Howard University and a JD from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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“Say Good morning to a comedy pioneer... Mr. Bert Williams.”
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Bert Williams: selected recordings, + galleries: photos and sheet music

Bert Williams and George Walker: selections from their first recording session, 11 October 1901

classicmenofcolor: “ In the Biograph Company gave comedian Bert Williams authority to produce, write, direct, and star in two films for them A Natural Born Gambler and

“Say Good morning to a comedy pioneer... Mr. Bert Williams.”

“Say Good morning to a comedy pioneer... Mr. Bert Williams.”
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Charlotte Forten was born on August 17, 1837, in Philadelphia, PA. She kept a diary of her involvement with the abolition movement and became the first African-American hired to teach white students in Salem, MA. In 1862, Forten participated in the Port Royal Experiment, educating ex-slaves on St. Helena Island, South Carolina and recording her experiences in a series of essays. She died in 1914
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The abolitionist movement essay typer Abolitionist Movement essaysDuring the thirty years that preceded the Civil War, abolitionism was a major factor in electoral politics. Abolitionism refers to.

She taught emancipated slaves during the Civil War.

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Charlotte Forten was born on August 17, 1837, in Philadelphia, PA. She kept a diary of her involvement with the abolition movement and became the first African-American hired to teach white students in Salem, MA. In 1862, Forten participated in the Port Royal Experiment, educating ex-slaves on St. Helena Island, South Carolina and recording her experiences in a series of essays. She died in 1914

Charlotte Forten was born on August 17, 1837, in Philadelphia, PA. She kept a diary of her involvement with the abolition movement and became the first African-American hired to teach white students in Salem, MA. In 1862, Forten participated in the Port Royal Experiment, educating ex-slaves on St. Helena Island, South Carolina and recording her experiences in a series of essays. She died in 1914
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Architect of the District of Columbia and the capitol. On November 9 1731, Benjamin Banneker was born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. He was the descendent of slaves, however, Banneker was born a freeman. Banneker's grandmother, Molly Walsh was a bi-racial English immigrant and indentured servant who married an African slave named Banna Ka, who had been brought to the Colonies by a slave trader.
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A little known black history fact is that . Scientist and Mathematician Benjamin Banneker is credited with helping design blueprints for Washington DC.

In the Stevie Wonder song "Black Man," the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: Though the song is a fitting salute to a great inventor

Benjamin Banneker The Man Who Designed Washington DC. He picked up where L'enfant stopped after storming off the project. Mostly self taught born free to a free black woman and former slave father.

After departing the federal capital area, Benjamin Banneker wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson, who in 1776 drafted the United States Declaration of.

Architect of the District of Columbia and the capitol. On November 9 1731, Benjamin Banneker was born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. He was the descendent of slaves, however, Banneker was born a freeman. Banneker's grandmother, Molly Walsh was a bi-racial English immigrant and indentured servant who married an African slave named Banna Ka, who had been brought to the Colonies by a slave trader.

Architect of the District of Columbia and the capitol. On November 9 1731, Benjamin Banneker was born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. He was the descendent of slaves, however, Banneker was born a freeman. Banneker's grandmother, Molly Walsh was a bi-racial English immigrant and indentured servant who married an African slave named Banna Ka, who had been brought to the Colonies by a slave trader.
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Writing is a delicious agony.- Gwendolyn Brooks
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On May 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Gwendolyn Brooks photo by Nora Brooks Blakely

"I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.

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Writing is a delicious agony.- Gwendolyn Brooks

Writing is a delicious agony.- Gwendolyn Brooks
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Adorable...looks like just 2 boys and 5 sisters...no wonder the oldest boy looks like he's had it! 💞
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Eight unidentified African American children posing on the porch.

African American Children-My mom was one of 17 children. Their family photo probably looked like this!

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A beautiful happy family of kids. Appears to be from the Detroit Public Library. This photo could've been talking in black bottom?

Adorable...looks like just 2 boys and 5 sisters...no wonder the oldest boy looks like he's had it! 💞

Adorable...looks like just 2 boys and 5 sisters...no wonder the oldest boy looks like he's had it! 💞
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Black World Magazine
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This woman is one of my favorite writers.

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Portrait of couple seated on rocks in an outdoor setting; woman holding a straw hat. Vintage American photography courtesy of History Album, The Way We Were.

Johnnetta B. Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art!    Dr. Cole was the first African American female president of Spelman College from 1987-1997. She was also president of Bennett College from 2002-2007.

Johnnetta B. Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art! Cole was the first African American female president of Spelman College from She was also president of Bennett College from

The Khoisan people of southern Africa have been recognized as one of the earliest formed distinct human genetic groups for several years now, ...

Ancient Black China: The Mongols, Zhou, Ainu, Jomon, and evidence that Y-chromosome Haplogroup was the modal haplogroup in the ancestral population that developed the prehistoric Jomon culture in the Japanese islands.

African American Woman Portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

African american woman with children For more on the African American experience and achievements in the U. and elsewhere visit Discover Black Heritage , a travel guide to African American history and culture.

Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey c. February 1818 February 20 1895) was an African-American social reformer orator writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery he became a leader of the abolitionist movement gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many…

Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (born...

Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman.

Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee on Collar City Brownstone blog.

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

Lenora Branch Fulani the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states receiving more votes for President in a U.S. general election than any other woman in history.

from original pin: "Lenora Branch Fulani the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states receiving more votes for President in a U. general election than any other woman in history.

Photographic Print: Little Girl Washes Marble Steps of a Row House in Baltimore by W. Robert Moore : 16x12in

Photographic Print: Little Girl Washes Marble Steps of a Row House in Baltimore by W. Robert Moore : 16x12in

I have this collection. Absolutely amazing! →Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About « LibraryUserGroup.com – The Library of Library User Group

Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom

Milton S. Hershey, age thirty, 1887. - A descendant of German and Swiss immigrants who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime in the 1700s, Milton Hershey spoke "Pennsylvania Dutch" and inherited a Germanic propensity for frugality, perseverance, and hard work. At the age of thirty, Hershey was only a year removed from yet another business failure. By the early 1900s he would be the nation's largest producer of milk chocolate.

Milton S. Hershey, age thirty, - A descendant of German and Swiss immigrants who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime in the Milton Hershey spoke "Pennsylvania Dutch" and inherited a Germanic propensity for frugality, perseverance, and hard work.

Saint Elmo Brady, the FIRST African American Ph.D. in Chemistry. (Public Domain)

Saint Elmo Brady First African American Ph. in chemistry in U., earned in 1916 from University of Illinois. He taught at Tuskegee, Fisk, Howard First African American admitted to Phi Lambda Upsilon, Chemistry Honor Society.

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