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Elisabeth Welch

Beautiful series of portraits of American British singer Elisabeth Welch by taken in 1935 by London based photographer Paul Tanqueray.

Jesse Eugene Russell: father of the cell phone  Jesse Eugene Russell is an African-American inventor who brought the world cell phones. Trained as an electrical engineer at Tennessee State University, at 63, Russell is recognized globally as a thought-leader, technology expert and innovator of wireless communications. He has more than 30 years experience in advanced wireless communications and is the recognized father of digital cellular technology.

Jesse Eugene Russell: father of the cell phone Jesse Eugene Russell is an African-American inventor who brought the world cell phones. Trained as an electrical engineer at Tennessee State University, at Russell is recognized globally as a thought-lea

Garett Morgan, inventor.  You owe the 3-color stop light and the gas mask to this man. Born in Paris, Kentucky to Sydney, a former slave and son of Confederate Col. John H. Morgan and Eliza Reed, also a former slave.

Garrett Augustus Morgan (March 1877 – July was an African American inventor and community leader. His most notable inventions included a type of protective respiratory hood (or gas mask), a traffic signal, and a hair-straightening preparation

Louise Beavers had a steady and active career in the 1930s and 1940s playing domestics on screen. By the 1950s, she was a well-known and well-respected presence in Hollywood. In 1950, she appeared as the mother of Jackie Robinson in The Jackie Robinson Story alongside Jackie Robinson and Ruby Dee.

Louise Beavers gave a critically acclaimed performance in the 1934 version of Imitation of Life. The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to California Graphic Magazine, could not recognize Miss Beavers. She is black!

Saint Elmo Brady (December 22, 1884 - December 25, 1966) was the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in the United States, which he earned in 1916 from the University of Illinois. He taught at Tuskegee, Fisk, Howard and Tougaloo, and was the first African American admitted to Phi Lambda Upsilon, the chemistry honor society. #TodayInBlackHistory

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.

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. Johnson | African American Inventors | Scholastic.com

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. This helped show blacks that they can make a difference too. He was able to work with NASA and create something great and useful.

Sarah E Goode (1855 - 1905) invented the fold-away bed. patented 1885/

Wildfire (aka Edmonia Lewis, aka Mary Edmonia Lewis) Edmonia Lewis was an accomplished Sculptor of Ojibwa/African American descent, reaching great success and traveling in Europe in the

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"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture

Dr. Walter McAfee

Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the - a U. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could.

Elijah McCoy was a 19th century African-American inventor best known for inventing lubrication devices used to make train travel more efficient.

Elijah McCoy was a century African-American inventor best known for inventing lubrication devices used to make train travel more efficient.

James West is an American inventor who developed the foil electret microphone in 1962, what is now used in 90 percent of all contemporary microphones.

James West Scientist, Inventor American scientist and inventor developed foil electret transducers, now used in 90 percent of all contemporary microphones.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite. He held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. He used his fortune to posthumously institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. "I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."

Alfred Bernhard Nobel October 1833 – 10 December was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite and he used his fortune to posthumously institute the Nobel Prizes.

First Three African American Graduates, 1967 - Duke University

Duke University first three African-Americans to graduates, Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Nathaniel White, Jr., and Mary Mitchell Harris received their undergraduate degrees from Duke University in

Lucy Ann Stanton  First Black Woman to  receive a college degree.

LUCY ANN STANTON (first black American woman to receive a 4 year college degree, born in Cleveland in went to Oberlin College, president of the Oberlin Ladies Literary Society, delivered the graduation address entitled "A Plea For The Oppressed" in

Black Collegians | Black Victorians  c. 1860. National Museum of American History,

African-American Family, c. 1860 Credit: National Museum of American History Vintage African -American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

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