Ernie Davis African American to win Heisman Trophy
Eugene Bullard was the first African American military pilot to fly in combat and the only African American pilot to fly during WWI. Ironically he never flew for the United States, but rather for the Aéronautique Militaire in France.
Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.
Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.
Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who created Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap.
Girl Power: 4 Inspirational and Influential African American Women
At the age of 20, Anne Raven Wilkinson became the first African-American woman to receive a contract to dance full time with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo of New YorkAt the age of 20, Anne Raven Wilkinson became the first African-American woman to receive a contract to dance full time with a major ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo of New York City. Raven Wilkinson was born in New York City on February 2, 1935, to Anne James Wilkinson and Dr. Frost […]…
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