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Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1 . OP: Saw the movie about this guy. Really good. It was Severus Snape and Mos Def fighting hate by fixing hearts. Good watch.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, He first developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome

Flo-Jo...Magnificent.

♡ She inspired me to run stylish. ♡flo Jo was an amazing woman. Fyi: She was so popular Mattel made a Flo Jo Barbie in the

Florence Mills (born Florence Winfrey) was one of the greatest entertainers and singing, dancing jazz performers the world has ever seen. She was one of the all-time greatest stars of the black theatre, the first black international female superstar of the Twentieth century and a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a charitable, socially and intellectually aware woman, who spoke out for the rights of her fellow African Americans.

Florence Mills - known as the "Queen of Happiness," was a popular and internationally acclaimed African American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian. For more on the African American experience visit Discover Black Heritage.

Born a slave in 1819 in Natchez, Mississippi, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield had little reason to dream of the life that would eventually become her own.  Because of a series of unlikely circumstances and her own relentless efforts she would eventually become known as the first African American singer to gain recognition in both Europe and the United States.

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield dubbed "The Black Swan", was an African-American singer considered the best-known black concert artist of her time

A new movie examines what happened at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit riots.

‘Detroit’ and the police brutality that left three black teens dead at the Algiers Motel

A new movie examines what happened at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit riots.

Model Dorothea Towles 1950s

August 1952 - Jet Magazine - Dorothea Towles: She found overnight fame as Paris model brown black queens people in Paris Tower

Actress Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington (December 23, 1903 - June 28, 1994) began her career as a dancer in the Broadway show Shuffle Along and later toured with Josephine Baker. She is best known for her role as Peola in the film Imitation of Life (1934). Unable to get roles beyond the "tragic mulatto" she left acting to write for People's Voice, owned by her brother-in-law, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. She was also a founder of the Negro Actors Guild in 1937. #TodayInBlackHistory

African American actress Fredi Washington starred in the 1937 film "Imitation of Life". The film was nominated for an Academy Award.

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