Sir Morien, the Black Knight of the Round Table - He was all black, even as I tell ye: his head, his body, and his hands were all black, saving only his teeth. His shield and his armour were even those of a Moor, and black as a raven…
A rag doll, usually called a Golliwog, Golliwogg, or Golly, is typically a rag doll with a black face and distinctive white rimmed eyes. Political opinions vary as to whether or not the Golliwog represents racism, though history shows they were beloved dolls, as popular as the teddy bear, and considered suitable soft toys for young boys.
John Lewis Wilson was the only black person appointed to a team of seven architects to design the Harlem River Houses in New York. Wilson came from a prominent Mississippi family. He was the first black student to attend Columbia University’s School of Architecture in 1923. Source: Blacks Firsts: Groundbreaking Events in African American History
John Sweatt Rock (b.1825 – d.1866) was an American teacher, doctor, dentist, lawyer and abolitionist, historically associated with the coining of the term "black is beautiful". He was one of the first African-American men to earn a medical degree, graduating from American Medical College in Philadelphia in 1852, and was the first black person to be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.