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7. Black History

  • African American Politicians / African Americans / Blacks In Politics pt . 4 Internet Vol – 4

     African Americans politicans-part 4 Hiran  Rhodes Revels Hiran Rhodes Revels was born in Fayetteville NC on September 27, 1827 to free parents.  He attended Knox College in Illinois and  later became a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Churches.  In 1845 he accepted a pastoral position in Baltimore Md.  Revels helped organize churches in several…

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  • Pioneers of African American Music History – Part 1

    Harry Burleigh was the father of negro spirituals.  He is the earliest known composer of African American religious music.  Much of his music is widely known.  During his career he achieved national and international success as a composer, arranger and a performing artist.   Harry Burleigh was born on December 2, 1866.  Burleigh learned to…

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  • Pioneer in Medicine/Little known black history facts

    Among the most famous and well known African American inventors is Dr. Charles Drew. It is a little known black history fact that his researches on the storage of blood plasma lead to his invention of the Blood Bank.  As a physician, surgeon and researcher who transformed the face of medicine. As an inventor his…

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  • The Tuskegee Airmen / African American heroes in history

                                         THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN / African American heroes in history Blacks in flight       When we speak of African American heroes in history  we must include the Tuskegee Airmen.  Their contributions to this country can not be overlooked.  Their courage and heroic acts made them a symbol of true leadership.  Their pioneering spirit…

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  • Innovators Behind Today’s Technology

    INNOVATORS BEHIND TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY       As we look around our homes we can see the conveniences technology has brought us.  Today’s technology has made it possible to do things we would never have dreamed of.  Technology has affected every part of our lives; whether it improved our transportation or gave us new medical…

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  • Black Innovation

    BLACK INNOVATION   Author & Writer: Janice Fralin-Steele       There have been many African American inventors but there has been little information shared about the achievements of female African American inventors.  One such female African American Inventor is, Patricia Bath.  Her contributions in the area of medicine have changed the lives of millions…

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  • Benjamin Banneker

    Missing Links in History Benjamin Banneker   Benjamin Banneker was born free in November 1731.  He was an essayist, inventor mathematician and lay astronomer, and because of his intellect, he  was called a sable genius.  While still a youth he made a wooden clock that was said to kept accurate time.  This clock is believed…

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