The 3rd largest city in the USA was founded by a Black man. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable was first settler in Chicago, arriving from Europe in 1770s. He married a Native Potawatomi Indian woman (Kittahawa) & founded first trading post in area. The Town of Chicago was organized with a population of 350, August 1833. Born in Saint-Marc, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), he built the first permanent settlement at the mouth of the river just east of present Michigan Avenue Bridge on the north bank.
The Black Man Who Designed Washington DC. In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.” More info @: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=531681360209104=a.153584401352137.27982.145708032139774=1
Andrew York, black slave to William Clark was an invaluable member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. A hunter & explorer, he helped to survey and even saved the lives of others in the expedition on numerous occasions. What must it have been like to return to slavery after 2 years of greater respect...to be the only member of the expedition not to receive recognition, money and land let alone his freedom. (This statue by Ed Hamilton stands on the Riverfront Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky.)
Haiti, known as the "jewel of the islands", was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas when it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution lasting nearly a decade. Our Heroes Toussaint Louverture and Jean Jacques Dessaline.
Andromeda was the Ethiopian princess, whom Perseus rescued and married. She became queen of Mycenae and, after her death, a constellation and galaxy. Andromeda has been depicted throughout history as a non-black woman in Greek Mythology/History. This has been so entrenched in the minds of readers and scholars for centuries that the fact that she came from Africa, born in Ethiopia, and was an Abyssinian woman, flies right over the heads of most people!