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Elijah McCoy invented an oil-dripping cup for trains. Other inventors tried to copy McCoy's oil-dripping cup. But none of the other cups worked as well as his, so customers started asking for "the real McCoy." That's where the expression comes from.

Preschool Black History Month Jazz Lesson.  Simple trumpet craft and jazz music lesson for preschoolers or older kids, focusing on Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

A Jazzy Little Preschool Lesson

Trumpet craft and jazz music lesson for preschoolers, kindergarten, or elementary kids, focusing on Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Great for Black History Month!

We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth

scienceyoucanlove: Mae C. Jemison was born on...

Mae C. Jemison- Astronaut, Doctor / - )Doctor Mae C. Jemison is the first African American woman ever to be a U. In she flew into space aboard the Endeavour.

Black History Tid-Bit: George Alcorn, inventor of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer

Read a biography of George Alcorn, an African-American who received the NASA Inventor of the Year Award for his development of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer.

Bert Williams. You wouldn't know it to look at this picture, but Williams was one of the first, wealthiest and most famous black comedians of his day. Booker T. Washington wrote of Williams: "He has done more for our race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts; I have been obliged to fight my way." And WC Fields said of him, "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew."

Today is Bert Williams’ birthday. George Walker and Bert Williams are important figures not only in show business history, but American cultural history, as well. Williams, the more gifted an…

Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915, was the most prominent spokesperson for African Americans after the death of Frederick Douglass. Washington sought social betterment for Black Americans through economic progress.  In 1881 he left Hampton Univ. to found the Tuskegee Normal School in Alabama. African-Americans have criticized Washington for what they saw as his position that university education was basically irrelevant for blacks, who should concentrate on vocational…

Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915, was the most prominent spokesperson for African Americans after the death of Frederick Douglass. Washington sought social betterment for Black Americans through economic progress. In 1881 he left Hampton Univ. to found the Tuskegee Normal School in Alabama. African-Americans have criticized Washington for what they saw as his position that university education was basically irrelevant for blacks, who should concentrate on vocational…

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a very exceptional and successful African American female. This is one of many of her famous poems "And Still I Rise". The website gives a good view on how others viewed Ms.

Theresa Harris- She is a famous actress who refused to be given roles that portrayed black women negatively.

Brown Girl ‘Herstory:’ Actress Theresa Harris was born on this day in Born in Houston, Theresa’s family relocated to Southern California in the.

Black Inventors; Black History

I didn't know there were so many things invented by black people, especially when slavery was still so present in our society, I'm surprised that they were still given the recognition.

PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima"

Books: Slave in A Box: The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima (The American South Series) (Paperback) by Maurice M.

Paul Williams became famous for his role in designing the Los Angeles International Airport and over 2000 homes in Southern California. Many of the most beautiful houses in Hollywood were designed by Paul Williams. He joined the Los Angeles Planning Commission and he became the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1957, he was the first Black elected to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows.

February Paul Williams, architect, was born in Los Angeles. He became the first African-American to join the American Institute of Architects.

Paul Robeson as a junior at Rutgers University. He was valedictorian for his graduating class in 1919.

Paul Robeson Paul Robeson was a famous African-American athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the civil rights of people around the world.

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