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CMSGT Fred Archer, Tuskegee Airmen, The first African American to earn the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force

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On November 6,1880, George Poage was born. He was the 1st African American athlete to win a medal in the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis. He passed in 1962, aged 82.

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Everyone Take A Minute

Thank you for the most delicious thing on earth called BACON

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John L. Wilson Jr., 91, Architect Of Harlem River Houses, Is Dead

John Lewis Wilson was the only black person appointed to a team of seven architects to design the Harlem River Houses in New York. Wilson came from a prominent Mississippi family. He was the first black student to attend Columbia University’s School of Architecture in 1923. Source: Blacks Firsts: Groundbreaking Events in African American History

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When you cant find that black person and you do and see their face its so much better!

When you cant find that black person and you do and see their face its so much better!

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June 12, 1886, The Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson. This made Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of Dickson, a bachelor, had contested the will on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.

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Barrington Irving is the first African American to fly solo around the world and, as of 2010, the youngest person to complete the feat. He made his flight at the age of 23. Irving was born in Kingston, Jamaica on November 11th, 1983

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Shirley Verrett, a special voice Date: Sun, 1931-05-31 Shirley Verrett was born on this date in 1931. She is an African American opera singer and one of the leading sopranos in the world.

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PATRICIA BATH, (Nov.4, 1942-Present) Inventor - In 1981 she began work on the "Laserphaco Probe." It utilized a laser and two tubes, one of which served for irrigation and the other for suctions (aspiration). The laser was used to make a small incision in the eye and the laser would quickly vaporize the cataracts. She was the 1st Black person to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1970. Her parents instilled within her a feeling of opportunity and excitement for her future.

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...First African American Before US Supreme Court February 1, 1865 John Sweat Rock (1825-1866), a noted Boston lawyer, became in 1865 the first African-American to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the first Black person to speak before the U.S. House of Representatives.

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