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2/27/15 Via nationalbar:  #OnThisDay in 1988, figure skater Debbie Thomas became the first African-American athlete to win a medal at the Winter #Olympics.

2/27/15 Via nationalbar: #OnThisDay in 1988, figure skater Debbie Thomas became the first African-American athlete to win a medal at the Winter #Olympics.

There won't be a female president next year, but soon. These are just a few of the many brilliant women from history who paved the way for the women yet to come.

There won't be a female president next year, but soon. These are just a few of the many brilliant women from history who paved the way for the women yet to come.

1950's Black Hollywood Heartthrob, James Edwards (1918-70) The tall, handsome and athletic Edwards eventually ended up in New York, where he made his debut in 1945 in the play "Deep are the Roots," in which his character has an interracial love affair. He made his film debut in a small role in 1949's "The Set-Up" before "Home of the Brave."

1950's Black Hollywood Heartthrob, James Edwards (1918-70) The tall, handsome and athletic Edwards eventually ended up in New York, where he made his debut in 1945 in the play "Deep are the Roots," in which his character has an interracial love affair. He made his film debut in a small role in 1949's "The Set-Up" before "Home of the Brave."

Via Smithsonian Magazine  ·    Read about the historic bell from the first black church in Williamsburg, VA,  that POTUS Barack Obama and the Bonner family rang to help dedicate and open National Museum of African-American History & Culture. Historic Bell Helps Ring In New African American History Museum ... Why President Barack Obama won’t cut a ribbon when the new museum opens this Saturday:   smithsonianmag.com 9/24/16

Via Smithsonian Magazine · Read about the historic bell from the first black church in Williamsburg, VA, that POTUS Barack Obama and the Bonner family rang to help dedicate and open National Museum of African-American History & Culture. Historic Bell Helps Ring In New African American History Museum ... Why President Barack Obama won’t cut a ribbon when the new museum opens this Saturday: smithsonianmag.com 9/24/16

6/29/16 A recent article in The New York Times found that a Black man, NEARIS GREEN, a former slave came up with the recipe for Jack Daniel's Whiskey. #boom

6/29/16 A recent article in The New York Times found that a Black man, NEARIS GREEN, a former slave came up with the recipe for Jack Daniel's Whiskey. #boom

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#UNCANNY Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson looks a lot like General Thomas Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, the father of Alexandre Dumas Pére, the author of 'The Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

#UNCANNY Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson looks a lot like General Thomas Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, the father of Alexandre Dumas Pére, the author of 'The Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

Eko & Iko were actually George Muse (1893-1971) & Willie Muse (1892-2001), 2 Albino Afr-American twin brothers from Roanoke, VA. The lore is they were kidnapped from their hometown as children, taken on the road by 1st Al G. Barnes Circus, then Ringling Brothers. Their hair worked into woolly dreadlocks, billed variously as the “White Ecuadorian Cannibals”, the “Sheep Headed Men”, the “Sheep Headed Cannibals”, then finally the handle that took: the “Ambassadors from Mars” or the “Men from…

Eko & Iko were actually George Muse (1893-1971) & Willie Muse (1892-2001), 2 Albino Afr-American twin brothers from Roanoke, VA. The lore is they were kidnapped from their hometown as children, taken on the road by 1st Al G. Barnes Circus, then Ringling Brothers. Their hair worked into woolly dreadlocks, billed variously as the “White Ecuadorian Cannibals”, the “Sheep Headed Men”, the “Sheep Headed Cannibals”, then finally the handle that took: the “Ambassadors from Mars” or the “Men from…

Mary Smith Kelsey Peake (1823–1862) taught many former slaves underneath Emancipation Oak. Sept 1861, she started a school near Fort Monroe, within present grounds of Hampton Univ. Supported herself as a dressmaker, & secretly taught from her home, instructing African Americans of all ages. Founded the Daughters of Zion to provide aid to the poor & the sick. In 1851 she married Thomas Peake, a former slave. Today, the city of Hampton honors Peake with a school, a street, & a park.

Mary Smith Kelsey Peake (1823–1862) taught many former slaves underneath Emancipation Oak. Sept 1861, she started a school near Fort Monroe, within present grounds of Hampton Univ. Supported herself as a dressmaker, & secretly taught from her home, instructing African Americans of all ages. Founded the Daughters of Zion to provide aid to the poor & the sick. In 1851 she married Thomas Peake, a former slave. Today, the city of Hampton honors Peake with a school, a street, & a park.

Looking Black On Today in 1977, Karen Farmer Becomes 1st African-American Woman Admitted to “Daughters Of The American Revolution”

Looking Black On Today in 1977, Karen Farmer Becomes 1st African-American Woman Admitted to “Daughters Of The American Revolution”

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