Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.

Francine Everett, African-American actress and singer best known for performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.

Based on Terry McMillan’s novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

Black Films That Did Better At The Box Office Than Critics Expected

Paul Williams became famous for his role in designing the Los Angeles International Airport and over 2000 homes in Southern California. Many of the most beautiful houses in Hollywood were designed by Paul Williams. He joined the Los Angeles Planning Commission and he became the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1957, he was the first Black elected to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows.

February Paul Williams, architect, was born in Los Angeles. He became the first African-American to join the American Institute of Architects.

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander points out that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it.

A stunning list of books that every African American should read

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

Whether you're traveling on vacation, sunbathing on the beach, or simply lounging in the park, nothing beats a good book in the summertime.

100 Must-Read African-American Books - How many have you read?

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neal Hurston. One of absolute favorite books in the whole world. Such beautiful writing.

profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind...

profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind.

Louise Beavers (1902 1962). Film and television actress. Appeared in films from the 1920s to the 30s. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she moved to Pasadena, CA when she was a child. She was a breakthrough actress for African Americans. She was hesitant to try out for movies because of how blacks were portrayed in movies. She once said, “In all the pictures I had seen… they never used colored people for anything except savages.” Despite this, she tried out for a role in 1927 and landed the part…

Louise Beavers 1902 - an African-American film and television actress. Beavers appeared in dozens of films from the to the most often in the role of a maid, servant, or slave.

Hattie McDaniel, the first black Oscar winner. 1939... I love, love, love this women; seen her in most classic american movies. What a powerful and humorous actress. #BlackHistoryMonth

Oscars Photos from the Academy Archives: Hattie McDaniel, the first African American Oscar-winner,

Famous African American Women | Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told ...

Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told By Gramps James

Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections. Author, Civil Rights Activist, Poet

It was in 1970 that Carl Brashear finally attained the goal he had striven for through so many trialsome years. He was named Master Diver, the first African American in Navy history to do so.

1970 Carl Brashear finally attained the goal he had striven for through so many trialsome years. He was named Master Diver, the first African American in Navy history to do so.

Nina Mae McKinney: known as the black "Greta Garbo" she was one of the first African American actresses in the U.S. and one of the first black actresses to appear in British television

Nina Mae McKinney (June an American actress dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe. She was one of the first African-American film stars and one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.

100 Must-Read African-American Books - How many have you read?

Du Bois - American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor.

1st African American Bond girl,  Trina parks.

Trina Parks (born December is an American actress, vocalist, choreographer, principal dancer and dance instructor, best known for portraying Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever.

Teresa Graves spent a memorable season as a cast member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969-70). After a highly successful 1974 TV movie, Get Christie Love!, she reprised the role in a weekly series (1974-75, ABC), becoming the first African American woman to star in her own hour-long TV drama series.

Teresa Graves - (January American singer and actress who made history as being the first African American woman to star in her own television show ‘Get Christie Love! She was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1975 for the title role.

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