Last year, the world of design and architecture lost a notable contributor: Norma Merrick Sklarek. She broke all kinds of cultural boundaries to become the first black woman with an architecture license in the United States.
There were a lot of African American cowboys. Some of them very famous in their time. They have been left out of the history books. Also to be noted, only men of color or minorities were called cowboys. Whites were "cowmen".
Almost 70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell . as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses.
Benazir Bhutto: The Opposition leader 'martyred fighting for democracy'
On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.
Janet Emerson Bashen is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and business consultant. She patented a software program to assist with web-based equal employment opportunity investigations. #businessprograms
Jane Bolin - was the first African American female judge in the United States. She was the first black woman to graduate from Yale University School of Law and the first to be admitted to the New York City Bar Association.
One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky
In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.
"in Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,”
In honor of Black History Month: Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller was the first African-American psychiatrist in the USA, worked with Alois Alzheimer, and made significant contributions to neuroscience research throughout his life.