Harlem's Hellfighters: The first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary force during World War One, the Harlem Hellfighters are commemorated throughout New York City with various streets named after them.
Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation. pinterest.com
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Richard Robert Wright, Sr. (May 16, 1855 - July 2, 1947) was valedictorian at Atlanta University's first commencement ceremony in 1876. He served as the first president of the Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth, a historically black college in Savannah, Georgia which has been renamed Savannah State University. He was the first African American to serve as an Army paymaster.
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