Bethune Cookman alum Willie Mack III enjoyed a decorated amateur golf career in the state of Michigan. He was once featured in Sports Illustrated magazine, won the American Junior Golf Association's Buick Junior in 2006 and became the first African-American to ever win the prestigious Michigan Amateur Championship in 2011. He went pro in 2012 and is beginning to enter PGA events.
Journalist Ed Bradley Bradley, the first African American at CBS to be a White House correspondent and a Sunday night anchor, covered a broad array of stories with insight and aplomb during his career, from war to politics to sensitive portraits
Henry Blair was the second African American inventor to receive a patent. He was born in Glen Ross, Maryland, U. in His first invention was the Seed-Planter, patented October which allowed farmers to plant more corn using le
Book reveals how black inmates entered bondage for Birmingham's mines, plants
This article is about a location in the current bestseller Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, a fascinating novel about the slave trade in Ghana and the US. The Pratt City coal mines are here in Birmingham, Alabama.
A woman named Abby Fisher, a former slave from South Carolina, is the author of the first published African American cookbook. Born in 1832, Abby Fisher was freed after the Civil War. After she and her family moved to San Francisco, she entered her food in cooking competitions. Her recipes, especially pickles, jellies and preserves, would become an instant success with friends and the upper class. She would be known around town as “Mrs. Abby Fisher, Pickle Manufacturer.”