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... in Black History, National News. Between 300,000 and 500,000 women convened in Philadelphia on Oct. 25, 1997!

... in Black History, National News. Between 300,000 and 500,000 women convened in Philadelphia on Oct. 25, 1997!

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. Johnson | African American Inventors | Scholastic.com

This NASA engineer invented the Super Soaker: Lonnie G. Johnson | African American Inventors | Scholastic.com

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson - She is the first African American Woman to earn a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics.  Currently, she is the president of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson - She is the first African American Woman to earn a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics. Currently, she is the president of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

The legendary Pearl Bailey for Blackglama Furs advertisement, 1973.

First Look: Taschen’s Fashion Ads of the 20th Century

The legendary Pearl Bailey for Blackglama Furs advertisement, 1973.

Dancers Judith Jamison and Gregory Hines in costume for their starring roles in 'Sophisticated Ladies' on Broadway photographed in 1980.

Dancers Judith Jamison and Gregory Hines in costume for their starring roles in 'Sophisticated Ladies' on Broadway photographed in 1980.

Benjamin Montgomery  was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

5 Inventions by Enslaved Black Men Blocked by US Patent Office

Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

Patricia  Banks -- One of the first African American flight attendants. She and her fellow AA attendants faced daily racism and hatred from their coworkers, the pilots, their supervisors, and the passengers.

Patricia Banks -- One of the first African American flight attendants. She and her fellow AA attendants faced daily racism and hatred from their coworkers, the pilots, their supervisors, and the passengers.

Louis L. Redding (October 25, 1901 - September  28, 1998) taught at Morehouse before attending Harvard Law School and becoming the first African American attorney in Delaware in 1929. He specialized in civil rights work, including a suit to integrate the state universities (1950) and Gebhart v Belton (1952) which became part of Brown v Board of Education. #TodayInBlackHistory

Louis L. Redding (October 25, 1901 - September 28, 1998) taught at Morehouse before attending Harvard Law School and becoming the first African American attorney in Delaware in 1929. He specialized in civil rights work, including a suit to integrate the state universities (1950) and Gebhart v Belton (1952) which became part of Brown v Board of Education. #TodayInBlackHistory

Mark Dean: Click the image to read my post and find the Amazon link for the book.

Mark Dean: Click the image to read my post and find the Amazon link for the book.

Harvey Gantt : The 49th and first African American mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Harvey Gantt : The 49th and first African American mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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