Oscar Depriest & Daniel Hale Williams. Oscar DePriest (1871 - 1951) was born in Alabama to former slaves and became Chicago's first black alderman. In 1928, DePriest was elected to Congress as a Republican. He became the first black elected to Congress since Reconstruction. Daniel Hale Williams (1856 - 1931) was the first black cardiologist and performed one of the first successful heart surgeries. He also founded Provident Hospital.
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TBT......The Mug Shots of .Stokley Carmichael & current House of Representative John Lewis during the summer of 1961 with the Freedom Riders. Mr Carmichael was arrested for entering a WHITE ONLY Cafeteria & Comgressman Lewis was arrested JUST for sitting on the bus next to a White Person. later Congressman Lewis qas the FIRST of of the Original 13 Riders that was Assaulted in South Carolina when he entered a "White's Only" waiting Room & 2 White Men Attacked Him #civilrights #blackhistory…
The War at Home: Rare Portraits of Black Soldiers Training for WWII | LIFE.com Not published in LIFE. Unidentified member of the 369th Infantry, "The Harlem Hellfighters," Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1943. Read more: Black History Month: Rare Photos of Black Soldiers Training in WWII | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/african-american-soldiers-world-war-ii-photos-1943/#ixzz2utS6pM9Z