Alice Coachman, 88. High Jump. Coachman was the first African Descent American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games

ALICE COACHMAN, 88 High Jump Coachman was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., Sister of Diana Ross was the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school.

In Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes,became the first African American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until

The young black janitor who changed the world ... Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Dr. Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin surgery until his janitor-turned-surgical assistant, Vivien Thomas, was there to guide the procedure. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role…

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

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The US Army’s Tenth Cavalry Regiment of Black American Soldiers, nicknamed Buffalo Soldiers. These were stationed in Montana when this photo was taken in

Lowell Perry in 1957 became the first African-American coach in modern NFL history when he coached receivers for the PITTSBURGH STEELERS! Later in 1966 he became the first African-American to broadcast an NFL game to a national audience.

Lowell Perry in 1957 became the first African-American coach in modern NFL history when he coached receivers for the PITTSBURGH STEELERS! Later in 1966 he became the first African-American to broadcast an NFL game to a national audience. He is fiiiiiiine

Star Wars creator George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson on vacation with baby Everest

George Lucas, 69, pictured for the first time with daughter Everest

George Lucas, dotes on daughter Everest as she is pictured for the first time on family holiday-

The Real Django:  This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie DJango Unchained is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet.

Phillis Wheathley monument The first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish a book in the United States.

Phyllis Wheatley, born in Boston MA. an eighteenth-century African-American woman who was a slave and a poet, was the first black American to be published.First African American woman to be published

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

The Historian Who Unearthed “Twelve Years a Slave”

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worlds's first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May 23,1946 in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little baby girls as endorsements for their product. Interesting story with ultimately a sad ending for these four beauties.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worlds's first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little baby girls as endors

NBK HISTORY BROTHERS (Pics)

NBK HISTORY BROTHERS (Pics)

For all those who love baking, but want the tasks to be made as easy as possible, you have Anna M. Mangin to thank for her ability to foresee your needs. The young African American woman invented the pastry fork in 1891.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: For all those who love baking, but want the tasks to be made as easy as possible, you have Anna M. Mangin to thank for her ability to foresee your needs. The young African American woman invented the pastry fork in

Dr. Jane Wright, invented cancer treatment

A Moment In African American History Dr.Jane Cooke Wright, African American Cancer Research Living Legend and Pioneer. See more details about her life and work at: "Changing the Face of Medicine":

#SelmaBurke. ❤ Brilliant artist. It's up to us, those who not only care, but revere this quiet extraordinary history, to be its curators for posterity. -m

"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

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