ARTHUR MITCHELL challenged the idea that black bodies were not suited to classical ballet. He danced with George Balanchine's New York City Ballet in the and the first Black dancer to become a leading dancer with a Ballet Company.
Mary Eliza Mahoney, first acknowledged African American professional nurse. graduated from the New England Hospital for Women and Children co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.
Black History, - Charles Lewis Reason was appointed professor of fine writing, Greek, Latin, and French and adjunct professor of mathematics at New York Central College in becoming the first African American professor at a predominantly white college.
:: Rosa Parks Quotes :: With this still happening in my country today (where intolerant men try to send women to the back of the bus), we remember Rosa Parks. I'm so glad I was born on December. No finer date.