First African American models of Versailles. The History makers.
First African American Police Officer of Dayton | Police History Exhibit - 2008
Feb 5,2013 Black History Fact ~ In 1972 Bob Douglass became the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
First Massive African American Protest in American History - July 28, 1917 - Children in New York City Participating in the Silent Protest
African American History | Absolute Michigan – Michigan’s Rich African American Past
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Today in Black History, 11/13/2013 - In 1994 Whoopi Goldberg became the first African American female to host the Academy Awards. For more info, check out today's notes!
Today in Black History, 11/14/2013 - Condoleezza Rice was the first African American woman to become the Secretary of State in 2005. For more info, check out today's notes!
Celebrating Women's History Month,,HERstory,,In 1942, Soror Vera A Harrison Haskin was selected in the first class of African American women to join the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps -WAAC.
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african american couple by Black History Album, via Flickr
The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by
MISTY COPELAND, Ballerina | Virtuoso at age 15...FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE SOLOIST at the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE (ABT), one of the three leading Classical Ballet Companies in the United States, in TWO DECADES, and THE THIRD in the Company’s Entire History.
Hasbro introduced the first African-American G.I. Joe in 1965.
Gloria Davy, First African-American to Sing Aida at the Met.
"African American Office Clerks African American young female clerks working in Chicago Y.W.C.A. office. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. " Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb
Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads. They were the first recorded African American quadruplets. Baby Formula company PET jumped on the opportunity to use these little babies-girls as endorsements for their product. Interesting story with ultimately a sad ending for these four beauties.
History of African Americans. Personal Note of Pride: 320 years ago Quakers and Mennonites sign the first anti slavery resolution.
"Michelle Howard. Senate confirmed Vice Adm. Michelle Howard for the service’s No. 2 post on Friday, making her the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history Her promotion to vice chief of naval operations, expected for early 2014, will also make her the first African-American woman to attain four-star rank in Pentagon history."
The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph. Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
 The design concept for the National Museum of African American History and Culture submitted by Freelon Adjaye Bond / SmithGroup
Misty Copeland: The first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)