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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James H Wallace Jr, © Jim Wallace.

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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.

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Dr. Condoleezza Rice, PhD, political scientist, pianist, professor and diplomat. She was the 1st African American woman, the 2nd African American and the 2nd woman to serve as United States Secretary of State. She was the 1st woman to serve as National Security Advisor. She has been criticized for her connection to George W. Bush, WMD/Iraq War, her conservative views and lack of engagement with the Black community. She is currently a Stanford University professor & Hoover Institute sr…

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Here's How To Find Your African-American Family History Online

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Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American/Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism and author of the masterpiece book: "The Warmth of Other Sons." She studied journalism at Howard University where she was editor-in-chief for the Howard University Hilltop student newspaper.

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Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

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Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

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Artist Michelle Yvonne Hood Denman, painter, African American Art, school, education, teacher, genre, color http://mydenman.wix.com/myhd

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African American History | African-American History-Famous Authors: Langston Hughes ...

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