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Happy Birthday to the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World! - Jack Johnson (1878-1946) pic.twitter.com/HutPytvpUo

Happy Birthday to the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World! - Jack Johnson (1878-1946) pic.twitter.com/HutPytvpUo

#BlackThen  #11. Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

#BlackThen #11. Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Alice Malsenior Walker (b Feb 9, 1944) American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, & activist. Wrote critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982), for which Walker won National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize. http://southerntellect.tumblr.com/post/12056483428/alice-walker wikipedia

Alice Malsenior Walker (b Feb 9, 1944) American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, & activist. Wrote critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982), for which Walker won National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize. http://southerntellect.tumblr.com/post/12056483428/alice-walker wikipedia

Louisiana Legislaturewas more than 1/2 Black right after the Civil War and Black people were able to vote for the first time.

Louisiana Legislaturewas more than 1/2 Black right after the Civil War and Black people were able to vote for the first time.

Nathan Francis Mossell (1856-1946) was an African American doctor who helped establish the first black hospital in Philadelphia.

Nathan Francis Mossell (1856-1946) was an African American doctor who helped establish the first black hospital in Philadelphia.

Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of jazz. [However, there is an African American community in North Carolina that is said to be the oldest African American community in America; without proper research, the True oldest African American community may not really be known, yet.]

Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of jazz. [However, there is an African American community in North Carolina that is said to be the oldest African American community in America; without proper research, the True oldest African American community may not really be known, yet.]

Sharp Dressed Young Man, 1941 African American teenage boy dressed up for the Easter parade, Chicago, Illinois, 1941. Photographer Edwin Rosskam for the U.S. Office of War Information. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb

Sharp Dressed Young Man, 1941 African American teenage boy dressed up for the Easter parade, Chicago, Illinois, 1941. Photographer Edwin Rosskam for the U.S. Office of War Information. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb

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