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The Pioneer’s Cabin Tree: One of the most famous giant sequoias in the United States

Giant sequoias are by far the largest trees in the world; they can grow up to the unbelievable height of over 100 meters and are extremely resilient.

Dr. James E. West    Electret Microphone Inventor    Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone, you’ve probably used his invention.

West Electret Microphone Inventor Ninety percent of microphones used today are based on the ingenuity of James Edward West, an African-American inventor born in 1931 in Prince Edwards County, VA. If you’ve ever talked on the telephone,

In 1960, Frank Beckwith, a black Indianapolis lawyer and judge, became the first African-American to run as a candidate for president of the United States in a major party primary. Beckwith ran against Richard NixonIn 1960, Frank Beckwith, a black Indianapolis lawyer and judge, became the first African-American to run as a candidate for president of the United States in a major party primary. Beckwith ran against Richard Nixon in the Indiana Republican primary, getting 20,000 votes. Beckwith…

In 1960, Frank Beckwith, a black Indianapolis lawyer and judge, became the first African-American to run as a candidate for president of the United States in a major party primary. Beckwith ran against Richard NixonIn 1960, Frank Beckwith, a black Indianapolis lawyer and judge, became the first African-American to run as a candidate for president of the United States in a major party primary. Beckwith ran against Richard Nixon in the Indiana Republican primary, getting 20,000 votes. Beckwith…

Dr. Jane Wright, invented cancer treatment

A Moment In African American History Dr.Jane Cooke Wright, African American Cancer Research Living Legend and Pioneer. See more details about her life and work at: "Changing the Face of Medicine":

Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West. His pursuits ranged from rodeo rider to cattle rustler. His life came to an abrupt end when he was shot down in Cold Springs, Colorado by an unknown assailant on October 3, 1900. #Black_History.

Black Outlaws, Cowboys, and Lawmen of the Old Wild West

Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West.

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 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 He married a Native Potawatomi Indian woman (Kittahawa) & founded first trading post in area.

Black History Tid-Bit: George Alcorn, inventor of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer

Read a biography of George Alcorn, an African-American who received the NASA Inventor of the Year Award for his development of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer.

Lucy Harth Smith  was born in Virginia in 1888. She was known for promoting the study of black history in nation's schools. She served thirty years on the executive council of the National Association for …

Lucy Harth Smith was born in Virginia in She was known for promoting the study of black history in nation's schools. She served thirty years on the executive council of the National Association for …

“One Horse Charley” was the nickname of a noted black cowboy who rode with the Shoshone Indians.  He was a well-known black cowboy all over Nevada. www.blackcowboys.com

“One Horse Charley” was the nickname of a noted black cowboy who rode with the Shoshone Indians. He was a well-known black cowboy all over Nevada

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

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

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on July Nathan Francis Mossell was an African American doctor who established the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital which was the first Black hospital in Philadelphia.

Pioneers of the American West: The Harvey Girls (Photos)

Pioneers of the American West: The Harvey Girls (Photos)

Girl Photos, Pictures Of Girls

The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank was founded in 1903 by Maggie Lena Walker. Walker holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to establish and serve as president of a bank in the U.S.

Luke Penny Savings Bank was founded in 1903 by Maggie Lena Walker. Walker holds the distinction of being the first black American woman to establish and serve as president of a bank in the U.

Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for the PlayStation, Wii or Xbox gaming system you use. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the videogame world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system.

Gerald A. Lawson, Video Game Pioneer, Dies at 70

Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for PlayStation, Wii or Xbox gaming system you use. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the videogame world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system.

Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970.  Service/branch	United States Navy Years of service	1948-1979

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 1931 – July was a United States Navy sailor. He was the first African American to become a U. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970 despite also having an amputated left leg.

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