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John Chavis (c. 1763-1838)was a free black educator and Presbyterian minister in the American South during the early 19th century. Born in Virginia, he fought for the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War. He studied with John Witherspoon at the College of New Jersey and finished his studies at Liberty Hall Academy in Virginia. While in NC he established a private school that was highly regarded and attended by both white and black students (although on differing schedules.)

The known Black person to have taught both races in the South, he was forced to give up his school & pulpit in after the Nat Turner revolt resulted in laws that barred Black people from teaching & preaching in NC

Lucy Ann Stanton, the first African-American woman to get a four year college degree. She graduated in 1850

LUCY ANN STANTON (first black American woman to receive a 4 year college degree, born in Cleveland in went to Oberlin College, president of the Oberlin Ladies Literary Society, delivered the graduation address entitled "A Plea For The Oppressed" in

Julian Abele. Architect of the Duke Chapel  in Durham, NC. A black architect working for Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, this is the only building he took credit for. Trumbauer spotted Abele in 1902 when he had just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Architecture School. He was its first black graduate, and the president of the university's Architectural Society. Trumbauer underwrote three years of study in Paris for Abele.   Big Old Houses: A Very Big Stage.  John…

Portrait photograph of Julian Francis Abele, circa Chief designer at the architectural firm of Horace Trumbauer, Abele was responsible for the design of such Philadelphia buildings as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Colorizing Classic Black and White Photos

Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School, September I know I could not have sent my daughter into that den of hate and violence!

Saint Maurice Of Germany. Study the history they don't teach in schools, the real history.

Anonymous German Artist Saint Maurice Germany Polychrome and Gilded Wood Halle, Moritzkirche.

Ernest Everett Just (8/14/1883 – 10/27/41) was a pioneering negro biologist, academic and science writer. Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. In his work within marine biology, cytology and parthenogenesis, he advocated the study of whole cells under normal conditions, rather than simply breaking them apart in a laboratory setting.  Just was born in South Carolina to Charles Frazier Just Jr. and Mary Matthews…

(August 1883 – October was a pioneering biologist, academic and science writer. Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms.

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (1824-1876) was called "the Black Swan" because of the elegance of her voice and grace of her state presence. Born a slave in Natchez, MS, she was freed when her mistress joined the Society of Friends. She began studying music in 1846. In 1854, she became the first African American singer to perform for Britain's royal family.

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield dubbed "The Black Swan", was an African-American singer considered the best-known black concert artist of her time

"Allen Allensworth, born into slavery on April 7, 1842, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in the United States Army. He was the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He planted numerous churches, and in 1908 founded Allensworth, California, the only town in the state to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans."

"Allen Allensworth, born into slavery on April 7, 1842, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in the United States Army. He was the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He planted numerous churches, and in 1908 founded Allensworth, California, the only town in the state to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans."

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