RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation betwe

Famous African American Inventors | Home School: Black History Month--Famous Inventors

Elijah McCoy invented an oil-dripping cup for trains. Other inventors tried to copy McCoy's oil-dripping cup. But none of the other cups worked as well as his, so customers started asking for "the real McCoy." That's where the expression comes from.

10 Famous African Americans in 18th & 19th Century History

10 Famous African Americans in 18th & 19th Century History

10 Famous African Americans Quiz. Test your knowledge of these notable African Americans from the 17th and 18th centuries. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html

An article about 10 famous African Americans in & century American history, based on research in historical newspapers.

Famous African American Women

70+ Black Women in American History Worth Knowing More About

Maggie Lena Walker July Maggie Lena Walker was born. She was a teacher, businesswoman and the first black female bank president to charter a bank in the United States. She passed away in 1934 at age

A portrait of Jarena Lee, the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html

fyblackwomenart: “Jarena Lee – Lithograph by P. Duval Jarena Lee (February 1783 – was the first female preacher of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of America. Approved to preach by.

Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

MARTIN LUTHER KING King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in Date: Photographer: Howard Sochure.

Famous African Americans In History | Famous African American Scientists & Innovators: Part II | QUEST

Daniel H. Williams Born: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania 1856 Invention: Performed First Open Heart Surgery Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was an African American physician who made history by performing the first successful open heart surgery operation

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