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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.