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Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the - a U.S. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could...

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

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.

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."

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."

May 22, 1959: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general-major in the United States Air Force.

May 22, 1959: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general-major in the United States Air Force.

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

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

The Vaudeville Actress Who Refused To Be A Stereotype

JoJosephSmith Date: Tue, 1897-05-04 On this date in 1897, African American inventor Joseph H. Smith patented the sprinkler. This African-American inventors Patent No. is #581.785.sephSmith

JoJosephSmith Date: Tue, 1897-05-04 On this date in 1897, African American inventor Joseph H. Smith patented the sprinkler. This African-American inventors Patent No. is #581.785.sephSmith

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