African American Inventors

I didn't know there were so many things invented by black people, especially when slavery was still so present in our society, I'm surprised that they were still given the recognition.

Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas (1931-1980) African American child actor that played the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’ end in 1944. Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the “pickaninny” stereotype, Thomas always defended his work in the series, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black Our Gang kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the…

blackhistoryalbum: “ Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas African American child actor that played the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’.

Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery. "In my library." #TheTravelingMan michaelpking.org

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a

Didn't know this!  So much untold Black History

Black History slave cemetery new York they were digging a new foundation in Manhattan, and they discovered a slave cemetery there. May their bones rest easy now that lynching is frowned upon.

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RARE!! Vintage Civil War Era African American Female Tintype in Original Case

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'Insulting African American Gold Star widows has a history'

‘Insulting African American Gold Star widows has a history’

'Insulting African American Gold Star widows has a history'

African Americans on Martha's Vineyard

African Americans on Martha's Vineyard: From Enslavement to Presidential Visit (American Heritage), a book by Thomas Dresser

Did you know that Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap were all created by an African-American Man? Dr. Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemi

Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who created Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap.

Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.

THEN AND NOW: DANCING QUEENS (Top) Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that.

African American Inventors List | African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what ...

African American History Inventors List! You will be suprise at what black inventors created that we use today

The Black Civil Rights Movement (CRM) campaigned to end Racism and Inequality for black people between 1955 and 1968.

Black Civil Rights….America in the 1950’s

The Black Civil Rights Movement (CRM) campaigned to end Racism and Inequality for black people between 1955 and Before the CRM many towns and cities in America were segregated- black people c…

Bill Pickett, cowboy & rodeo performer. He is the 1st African-American to be inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, the 1st African-American cowboy star, & the inventor of the technique of bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns & wrestling them to the ground. He toured around the world and starred in films The-Bull-Dogger and The Crimson Skull, but due to racism, he was not allowed in many rodeos; he often was forced to claim he was of Comanche heritage in order to perform…

He is the African-American to be inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, the African-American cowboy star, & the inventor of the technique of bulldogging.

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