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SIT BACK, RELAX & ENJOY THE SIMPLE, YET REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THESE PIONEERS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
FEBRUARY 2009 BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY
IN 1926 CARTER G. WOODSON ORIGINATED NEGRO HISTORY WEEK THESE ARE SOME OF THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO HAVE INFLUENCED US ALL
BARBARA CHARLINE JORDAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE (D-TEX)
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM HOUSE OF REP. (D-NY) /FIRST FEMALE PRESEDENTIAL CANDIDATE
GENS. BENJAMAN O. DAVIS THE FATHER: 1 ST BLACK ARMY GENERAL THE SON: 1 ST BLACK AIR FORCE GENERAL
COLIN POWELL SECRETARY OF STATE // CHAIRMAN JOINT CHEIFS
CARL BRASHEAR FIRST BLACK AMPUTEE TO SERVE IN THE U.S.NAVY/ FIRST BLACK MASTER DIVER IN THE U. S. NAVY
DORIE MILLER AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS FOR HEROISM AT PEARL HABOR
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ALL GAVE SOME…SOME GAVE ALL
BESSIE “QUEEN BESS” COLEMAN FIRST BLACK PILOT
HIRAM R. REVELS FIRST BLACK SENATOR
MAJ. ROBERT LAWRENCE JR. FIRST BLACK ASTRONAUT
GUION S.BLUFORD FIRST BLACK MAN IN SPACE
DR. MAE CAROL JEMISON FIRST BLACK WOMAN IN SPACE
DR. CHARLES DREW DISCOVERED BLOOD PLASMA
DR. BEN CARSON FIRST TO SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATE TWINS JOINED AT THE HEAD
EDWARD A. BOUCHET FIRST BLACK MAN TO EARN A PH.D (YALE UNIVERSITY-1876)
GEORGIANA SIMPSON / SADIE T. ALEXANDER / EVA B. DYKES FIRST BLACK WOMEN TO EARN PH.D U OF CHICAGO/ U OF PENN/ RADCLIFFE COLLEGE (1921)
FREDERICK DOUGLASS “FRITZ” POLLARD FIRST BLACK HEAD COACH IN THE NFL
ART SHELL FIRST BLACK HEAD COACH IN MODERN NFL
ERNIE DAVIS FIRST BLACK HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER
ROSA PARKS MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
IDA B. WELLS BARNETT FIRST WRITER TO DOCUMENT THE LYNCHING OF BLACKS
FREDA JOESEPHINE McDONALD BAKER I did take the blows of life, in dignity
ROBERT WILLIAMS CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER IN MONROE, NC INTRUMENTAL IN THE KISSING CASE OF 1958
FOUR NC A&T FRESHMEN: SAT-IN AT WOOLWORTH’S IN GREENSBORO, NC 1960 AND LAUNCHED A MOVEMENT DAVID RICHMOND,FRANKLIN McCAIN, EZELL BLAIR,JOE McNEIL
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE, IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE”
MALCOLM X (LITTLE) “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY”
MARIAN ANDERSON FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO PERFORM AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
MELVIN & MARIO VAN PEEBLES FILM-MAKERS
SHELTON “SPIKE” LEE FILM-MAKER
RICHARD PRYOR GROUND BREAKING COMIC
MOSES FLEETWOOD WALKER FIRST BLACK PLAYER IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL 1884
JOSH GIBSON NEGRO LEAGUE STAR HIT 75 HRS IN CAREER HRS
JACKIE ROBINSON FIRST BLACK PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1947
CANNON ST. YMCA LITTLE LEAGUE ALLSTARS CHARLESTON SC 1955 WHITE TEAMS REFUSED TO PLAY THEM
MAX ROBINSON FIRST BLACK NETWORK NEWS ANCHOR (ABC)
HAZEL SCOTT FIRST BLACK PERSON WITH A NETWORK TV SHOW (DUMONT NETWORK-1950)
NATHANEIL ADAMS COLES “KING” FIRST BLACK MAN WITH NETWORK TV SHOW (NBC-1956)
HENRY O. FLIPPER FIRST BLACK CADET AT WEST POINT
JEAN BAPTISTE POINT DU SABLE THE FATHER OF CHICAGO FOUNDED THE AREA NOW KNOWN AS OF CHICAGO, ILL
JACK JOHNSON FIRST BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION
ALTHEA GIBSON FIRST BLACK WIMBLEDON CHAMPION
MADAME C. J. WALKER FIRST BLACK FEMALE MILLIONAIRE
THURGOOD MARSHALL FIRST BLACK SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
CARL B. STOKES FIRST BLACK MAYOR OF A MAJOR CITY (CLEVELAND,OHIO)
LAWRENCE DOUGLAS WILDER FIRST BLACK GOVERNOR (VIRGINIA)
BARACK OBAMA FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
THIS IS A PRESENTATION BY: DUTCH DILLIGARD GOLDSBORO, NC
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