This past June, a group of young black adventurers known as the Expedition Denali Team, became the first all black expedition team to summit the Denali Mountain. Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest peak in North America. The Expedition Denali team is comprised of ten climbers: Scott Briscoe, Stephen DeBerry, James Kagambi, Billy Long, Ryan Mitchell, Tyrhee Moore, Robby ReChord, Rosemary Saal, Adina Scott, Stephen Shobe and Erica Wynn.
John Kitzmiller ( 1913 – 1965) was an African-American actor. Kitzmiller participated in the liberation of Italy during World War II. He began acting while stationed in this country, and appeared in Italian neorealist films. He made Italy his permanent residence and starred in more than fifty European films, often portraying an angry black man fighting racism. He played the leading role of "Jerry" in the film Senza pietà (Without Pity), written by Federico Fellini.
Evelyn Preer - One of the first African American silent screen actors to transition into sound Hollywood films. Her versatility as a dramatic actor led her to Hollywood where she became a contract player for Paramount Studios.
Norma Jean Darden, model. Former model, restaurateur - caterer Darden born Newark, NJ. Darden enrolled Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY where she graduated with her B.A. degree in liberal arts. Then entered world of modeling while at Sarah Lawrence and was a part of historic 1973 Models of Versailles show in Paris, featured 20 models, 1st collective of African American models to grace a European runway- graced pages of magazines such as Bazaar, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Vogue. (clic…