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Alice Allison Dunnigan: First Black Woman to Cover the White House

Her father was a sharecropper and her mother took in laundry. Her grandparents were born into slavery. She endured poverty, segregation and sexism. Yet...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Will the Real Creator of Rock ‘n’...

The identity of the true founder of the style of music bred between the church and the nightclubs, dubbed Rock ‘n’ Roll is a...

First African American Female Veterinarians – Learning Black History Year Round

Resistance, challenges, and barriers had to be conquered by the early female pioneers in veterinary medicine in the United States. Intelligent women have always...

Widening the Scope of Black History

Black History is history. It has been the history of the North American continent since a Black woman named Angela and others were brought...

Mansa Musa, King of Mali Empire, Was the Richest Man...

Each year Forbes releases its richest Americans list, which includes well-knowns such as Bezos, Gates, and Buffet. Although these men are considered among the...

Malvin Russell Goode, Trailblazer in Broadcast Journalism

Malvin Russell Goode (1908–1995) ignored the cultural roadblocks preventing minorities from entering and having success in the field of journalism. He had long considered...

How the Banjo Became Separated From its West African Roots

The modern-day banjo is a string instrument created by Joel Sweeney in the 1800s. To the instrument’s drum, he added a neck with a...

Evan B. Forde, Versatile Pioneer in Ocean Research

Evan B. Forde has been an oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Fla.,...

Ona ‘Oney’ Judge Fled Slavery During Washington’s State Dinner

  Slavery was a cruel and miserable time for people of color. Often beaten, tortured, and separated from their families, the enslaved people’s resistance to...

Rough and Tough, Stagecoach Mary Got the Mail Delivered...

Narrow trails. Steep terrain. Deep sand. Endless mud. Those were the dangers of many stagecoach routes throughout America’s West. That these areas were mostly...
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