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July, 29 1991, Physician Bernard A. Harris, Jr. becomes an astronaut. On February 9, 1995, he became the first African American to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk), during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights.

July, 29 Physician Bernard A. becomes an astronaut. On February he became the first African American to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk), during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights.

Whatchu know about Hazel Scott? She was the first black woman to have her own television show and was married to Adam Clayton Powell. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

Hazel Scott (wife of Adam Clayton Powell) was the first black woman to have her own television show. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

Octavia Butler’s mom was a maid who was only allowed to enter white homes through back doors. It was an experience that would stay with Butler the rest of her life. As an African-American woman writing science fiction, there just weren’t many other people like her working in the genre at the time. If it seems like speculative fiction authors today are a more diverse crowd than other genres, we have tough pioneers like Butler to thank for that.

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Octavia Butler --- (June 1947 – February was an American science fiction writer. Recipient of the Hugo, the Nebula awards, & the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Heavy weight champions --Joe Lewis on left-- Sugar Ray Robinson on right

Heavy weight champions --Joe Lewis on left-- Sugar Ray Robinson on right - BUT where the hell is Cassius Clay hiding? Not behind front lines that is for sure

Tuesday Open Thread: Black First, Inventors and Scientists  George Huttman the African-American abolitionist and inventor who patented a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder for the city of Chambersburg, PA. in 1878.

Tuesday Open Thread: Black First, Inventors and Scientists George Huttman the African-American abolitionist and inventor who patented a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder for the city of Chambersburg, PA.

BY WALTER OPINDE  In 1871, when lieutenant governor Oscar Dunn died, Pinchback, as the president of the Senate, assumed his role. He served as governor for 36 days from 9th December, 1872, to 13th January, 1873, while the elected official, Henry Warmoth, underwent impeachment proceedings. This servi...BY WALTER OPINDE  In 1871, when lieutenant governor Oscar Dunn died, Pinchback, as the president of the Senate, assumed his role. He served as governor for 36 days from 9th December, 1872, to…

The first non-white and first person of African American descent to become governor of a U. state, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, was born May A Republican, he served as the Governor of Louisiana for 35 days, from December to January

"Phillip B. Downing, an African American, invented the mailbox in 1891." African American Inventors

Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.

FLY GIRL  African American aviatrix Bessie Coleman (1892 - 1926).

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African American in aviation history. Coleman was the FIRST WOMAN TO EARN A PILOT'S LICENSE.

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