"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in
Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The original Betty Boop - This is Ms. doesn't she look familiar to most of us? She was a black entertainer in the her stage name was Baby Esther and her hit song was " boop oop a doop" which cartoon character is she?
not forgotten -- September 15 on this day the Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Clockwise from top left, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair)