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Although official news of this scientific breakthrough did not include McAfee’s name, nor was there any recognition of the essential role he played, Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. Americans could not have walked on the moon had it not been for his calculations.

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Map of the Moon Lunar Surface Astronomy Print Recovered Vintage Image to Frame

Map of the Moon

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s ~

Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945. During World War II, she worked with the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover, Baker carried secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music.

Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was an African American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

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The Vaudeville Actress Who Refused To Be A Stereotype

While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.

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The Clearest Images Of Another Planet You've Ever Seen

The Clearest Images Of Another Planet You've Ever Seen Now that the Curiosity rover is good and settled, it's starting to take in some scenery.