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  • African American politicians/Leaders -part 1

    A CALL TO ACTION           African Americans have displayed great leadership abilities throughout history.  Most have showed their leadership abilities by forging the way for others. Many have played key leadership roles such as inventors, educators and humanitarians. Much of the comforts that we enjoy today are because of them.   Historians…

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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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  • African American Music History pt-3

    Early African American Musician and Composer/African American music history Roland Hayes was born in 1887 in Curryville Georgia.  He was the son of ex-slaves, Fanny and William Hayes.  When he was eleven his father died and his mother moved the family to Chattanooga Tennessee.  His family was very poor; he was forced to drop out…

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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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